HTC ThunderBolt is in transit to Verizon stores

HTC ThunderBolt is in transit to Verizon stores
According to an anonymous tip, the eagerly awaited HTC ThunderBolt is in transit to your local Verizon store. We can already sense your skepticism, and we don't blame you. After all, Verizon and HTC have kept this a closely-guarded and ever-changing release date.

But we're inclined to believe the tip, as recent evidence has pointed to either a March 4th or March 10th release date. Earlier rumors suggested that the delay was due to battery and radio issues. Considering that this is Verizon's first LTE-enabled smartphone, we understand they want it to be perfect. A bug-ridden release could really damage Verizon's LTE efforts.

Others speculated that the ThunderBolt's delay was an effort to bolster Verizon's iPhone 4 sales. That seems logical enough. The release of a Verizon iPhone and their first LTE handset are the largest landmarks in Verizon's recent history. On a practical note, advertising both devices at once might simply confuse their potential customers. So who's on the pre-order list?

source: GizmoFusion

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ThunderBolt
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.30h talk time)

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19 Comments

1. verizonwireless808 unregistered

HTC said the HTC thunderbolt needs to be fixed . they did a recall on the phone. then they said verizonwireless going to send the phone out. when its ready. anytime from the 1st to the 25th .

15. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

why did i see an add in the sunday paper for this phone at best buy... they priced it at 299 with contract saying it was worth 750... seemed a but much

2. ernova2112 unregistered

Got my preorder deposit back.... ain't worth the speculation ... they made me wait ..now I'll take my time to see what this phone is really about.

3. ey yi yi unregistered

funny, the picture has the thunderbolt plugged in....charging.....

4. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Oh that's hilarious...

5. Rich unregistered

I have my upgrade the 13th... so perfect time to read for a few days after the release. Barring anything drastic, im on the order list!

6. vzw salesrep unregistered

I work for verizon and the only issue holding this phone back is and issue with skype. So nothing huge is wrong with the phone. They just want that to be one of the apps that works flawlessly when the phone launches. as far as dates they have yet to tell us anything. the only way i know about the skype issue is because my regional data specialist had the phone the other day and was telling me about it. phone seems to work great though!

7. angelo unregistered

i appreciate the honesty vzw sales rep

17. BIG T unregistered

thanks for letting us all no the truth because no of us really know.

8. thunderbolt unregistered

the thunderbolt batteries life sucks not worth having that phone . start updating the batteries not the phones. in Japan they have full r7 batteries that last 24 of full movies. why have a phone that you have to charge ever 1hr . come on phone makers. do your jobs. make something worth having .

12. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Sounds like someone wants to move to Japan. C-YA!

9. BIG RED #1 unregistered

what it do baby boo

10. BIG RED #1 unregistered

THUNDERBOLT ROCKS!!!!!!!!!

11. joe786 unregistered

Thnuderbolt rocks..its been posponed..by Summertime Tmo/Verizon would have released at least 15 mixed devices..whos gonna care about a 4.3 "lugging around" screen

13. bwahahaha unregistered

So my dad...the ceo of verizon says the phone will be released in november...november 22nd to be exact and that it will be 3G with a tape deck in the back of it

14. ARICD10

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 09, 2011

What...no 8-track?

16. The Ghost of Leonidas unregistered

THE PERSIANS ARE THE CAUSE OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE MUST STAND AGAINST THEM AND RECOVER ZEUS'S MIGHTY HTC THUNDERBOLT. LET US ALL STAND TOGETHER AS ONE IMPENETRABLE UNIT AND PROVE TO THOSE SLAVISH DOGS THAT THE MIGHT OF FEW WILL DEFEAT THE CORPORATION OF MANY. WE SHALL RECOVER THE POWER OF THE FREE MEN AND FORCE THEM TO UNLEASH THE THUNDERBOLT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19. thissucks unregistered

just heard the htc thunderbolt has been pushed back to april now since htc doens't have enough manufactured due to high demand so they are doing this to prevent so many backorders... gaaaaaaaaaaaay

20. T unregistered

I hope they don't puch this phone back till April. If they do, I will just wait until the Bionic come out.

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