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HTC ThunderBolt is in transit to Verizon stores

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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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