HTC ThunderBolt is in transit to Verizon stores
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?