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HTC ThunderBolt coming on March 21?

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HTC ThunderBolt coming on March 21?
After a number of delays, the infamous HTC ThunderBolt may strike pretty soon after all. Two independent tipsters have said that Verizon's first LTE-enabled smartphone is already scheduled for release no later than March 21. Ten days do not seem like that long of a wait considering some people were not expecting the HTC ThunderBolt to launch before the second quarter of 2011. It is not known how reliable of a source the tipsters are, but the March 21 prediction matches with what has been recently hinted on HTC's Facebook page.

source: Boy Genius Report

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posted on 11 Mar 2011, 09:31

1. Rich (unregistered)


posted on 11 Mar 2011, 22:15

38. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

At this point, I will believe it when I see it (actually, when I can buy it)....

Until then, it is all virtual.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 09:46

2. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

here we go again...

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 10:00

3. testman22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)

Everyone think verizon has some master plan for release dates... I think even Verizon has no clue when this phone is going to be released.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 10:09 1

4. chasab (unregistered)

Shut the F up, dude, seriously SHUT THE F UP. Stop posting dates and times.

Verizon screwed the pooch, and the constant Speculation about when its coming out is pissing everything off. "It's coming out next week!" a week later "Its coming out next week!"

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 10:26 3

7. Rich (unregistered)

anger management?

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 10:34 2

8. Jumbo (unregistered)

It's just a phone bro. Deep breathes.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 15:14 1

21. kocho (unregistered)

I agree with chasab; although, the language is a bit much.

Stop with the "independent tipsters" rumors!!! Just let us know when it really coming out based on what Verizon says!

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 11:37 1

41. DaveDaDude (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Mar 2011)

Exactly how did Verizon screw the pooch if they never officially announced it and they said at CES that it would be available before the end of the 1st half of the year? Did I miss something, are we already in July and no one told me? Get a life dude, there are bigger things in life to stress over than the release of a phone which will have bugs anyway, as do most first batches of phones/gadgets!

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 10:16 1

5. asdf (unregistered)

i can make up rumors too. here goes, "the HTC thunderbolt will possibly come out on either a Monday or Thursday, that's every Monday or Thursday up unitl the end of Q2-2011."

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 10:24

6. NMExpo (unregistered)

Probably true. The Evo 2 (3D) probably gets announced the 22nd of March so VZW would be smart to release it before then.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 10:36 1

9. Jumbo (unregistered)

Hopefully it comes out soon. The faster they release this outdated phone, the faster the Droid Bionic can come out. Fingers crossed.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 10:56 1

10. Shanism (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

Really though! I have no clue why HTC is lagging so much on this outdated item. I hear its just like a Evo but for verizon. If that thing came out a year ago whats this gonna offer to us? Revolution and Bionic will take the fame soon enough.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 10:57 2

11. Fred (unregistered)

Aside from only being a single-core processor....how is this phone out-dated?

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 16:00

26. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

um, sprint has had it for a year now. its called the Evo.

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 08:32 1

39. techee44 (unregistered)

Nope, it's much closer to the Desire HD. The Evo has a first gen Snapdragon, this has a second gen. This also has 768 (or something like that) mb of RAM.

Personally, I think the Bionic is kind of ugly. I like the look of HTC phones, and I like the aluminum unibody. Plus, I dislike Blur. It duplicates functionality. So Sense and single core>Blur and dual core.

I can't imagine what I'd be doing that I would need two cores for.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 12:44 1

12. Rich (unregistered)

ehhh bionic schmonic. besides the droid X, motorolly hasnt made any good phones. so bleh... not holding my breath on the bionic

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 13:10

13. Shanism (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

It just seems to me its like a Evo? can anyone agree. first 4g single core proccessor. ok new newest android. but I just dont have high expectations for it. maybe cuz im mad its so late. haha and for Rich do you think motorolla is really just gonna stop pushin something good. it was one of the best last year. I doubt it wont be this year.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 14:11

18. Rich (unregistered)

actually... not sure. Droid2 in my opinion was not a good phone. I have seen many moto-duds. Where was the bionic built off of? Im sure the bionic will be a good phone. Just from what ive seen and played with, HTC def makes more solid phones than moto. The Evo was a better phone than the X. This phone is the Evo with some minor upgrades. Yes the bionic has a dual core processor, but unfortunately im not quite sure that will actually end up having a bigger impact in the performance, or just a selling point. It sounds good. But when the entire puzzle piece is put together, im not sure it will make a big difference, if any. That said... yes i will stick with HTC.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 13:21

14. steven252000 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)

Funny because Androidcentral shows something indicating a possible release date of 3-17-11. So......who knows. Guess I will believe it when I see it at this point. And even then I will probably wait a bit and wait on user reviews before I take the plunge.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 13:42 2

15. Kathryn (unregistered)

@Shanism yes it is just you, because anyone willing to do a little research can see that the Evo and the TB are different. SureToyota and Lexus use the same chassis, but would anyone mistake them for one another...I think not

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 16:17

28. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

the only thing different is the TB has slightly more ram and an LTE radio. everything else is the same. add a stick of ram and a wireless lan card in a pc....its still the same pc.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 13:52

16. Bob (unregistered)

Who really cares anymore? All this site does is speculate...

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 13:52 2

17. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

I don't understand, how is it going to be sooo outdated? I mean, I'm mad too and tired of waiting. But this phone is going to be pretty darn good. I have Incredible now. Is it outdated? Probably... But it does everything, and does it pretty good and pretty fast. I don't feel like it's way behind new phones that came out later or even coming out now.

And the TB is going to be even faster, with video chat and 4g! It's gonna be awesome! Would you even know it's not dual core? It's just in your head. But the phone will be great and really fast. Just my humble opinion.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 15:36

22. icepikk (Posts: 32; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)

So you say you dont understand how it is going to be outdated then use the example of your current Incredible and ask if it is outdated and then agree it is.. so thus by logic you are saying that the TB will be outdated too? Not the best way to go about it I think. Sure the 4G seems cool, but just as the phone it is based on, the EVO, 4G is only cool if you will have it in your area and soon because if not then you have a phone with one of its main selling points cut off and then when it finally gets it you may be on to the next one or interested in something else. We live in a "right now" world these days and if everyone cant take advantage of a major selling point then why get it right now? Plus maybe you would know it isnt dual core.. have you used a dual core phone yet to base the differences off? Plus maybe developers are working on apps to take advantage of the dual core when they come out, day one, as opposed to 4G which most dual cores will probably have on top of their major selling point.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 14:51 2

19. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

The main reason why I won't ever get another Motorola phone(Dual Core Processor or not) is because of Motoblur. If they just stopped using it and stuck with stock android I wouldn't have any problems with them. I am getting the Thunderbolt because sure HTC is known for bad battery life but they are good with updates and patches when issues occur. Plus Sense UI is one of the best skins for android there is.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 14:55

20. ThunderWho? (unregistered)

The name suits it.... Thunder is heard but never seen.... lol

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 16:19

29. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

or a bolt of thunder....which doesnt even exist.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 15:45 2

23. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

why are people waitng for the bionic they forgot it will be running motoblur LOL! :) LG revolution or Samsung stealth are the real phones worth waiting for

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 16:14

27. Jumbo (unregistered)

What's wrong with motoblur? No seriously, please let me know. I have never used it before. How is it different from what samsung or LG phones are using?

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