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HTC Thunderbolt to cost $299.99 on a contract according to Best Buy

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Mar 2011, 07:29

The HTC ThunderBolt is one of the most anticipated handsets to be released in the first half of 2011...

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posted on 07 Mar 2011, 07:54 2

1. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)

Holy expensive...

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 08:22 1

2. One (unregistered)

Heard Battery was the problem.....

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 01:07

31. Das70 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

LOL. Nope, looks like Verizon is going to release the phone on the new tiered data plans. Thats why the delay.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 08:26 3

3. bwk5150 (unregistered)

I cant justify it on that phone. Why the only thing great about it is LTE. It isnt dual-core,not a 1gig of ram, only 8 gig of internal storage, or nothing special about display. Im sorry people but dont waste your money.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 13:59 1

19. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)

everyone keeps talking about the dual core phones, which carrier can i go to, walk into a store right now, and leave with one?

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 20:42 1

28. kocho (unregistered)

Quote from above Phone Arena article: "But despite all these goodies, can you justify spending $300 for a phone on a two year contract, no matter how good it is?"

Quotes from Phone Arena's review for the $300 iPhone from 2/11/11: "Appleā€™s wonderful smartphone", "radiates with a fantastic look", "even more when every inch of its body resonates with a premium feel", "perfectly sized to accommodate every hand size", "is just one sleek, sexy, and classy looking smartphone"...............

If Phone Arena can justify spending that much based on that p*ornoesque review of the $300 iPhone, I can spend the same amount on my T-bolt! Can't wait!

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 08:26 5

4. tuminatr (Posts: 862; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

yea expensive, same price at the iphone 32gb. I have read that the Thunderbolt comes with a 32gb micro sd and Real 4G

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 11:28 4

11. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

Good point. If iphone 5 had the same exact specs the sheeple would be going nuts calling it the most innovative and greatest phone ever. And price would not even be an issue. But Android people are smarter than that so we question why we should pay over $100 more for an aluminum bodied evo with a 45nm chipset and an lte radio. (of course 32GB sd cards are expensive so I am not really complaining). I just wish it was dual core.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 08:48 2

5. juju (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)

Yes, the 32GB microSD card makes it $100 more. Common practice, why is this one any different?

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 08:51 6

6. ggp (unregistered)

Right, folks have been happily plunking down $299 for the 32gb iphone 4... while I'd prefer to not pay this much for a phone, it does beat the ip4 in many ways, total 40gb expandable memory, and 4G compatibility to name just a couple.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 08:51 2

7. Tottenham (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

No freaking DUH! They've been advertising this price in their Sunday paper inserts for like 4 weeks now.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 09:40 6

8. johnnyjohnson (unregistered)

No way!
I am about to get a new phone in mid/late March.
Motorola Atrix was selling for $129 and even lower at the beginning with better display and fingerprint reader. You can always throw more card in it later for cheaper. It is a bad idea. 1st they make all this hype about it and keep delaying it - Atrix actually brought the release day earlier - then they put a huge price on it to rip off the people who they should rely on the most.
Bad decision from HTC/Verizon.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 10:49 3

9. Jarrad (unregistered)

People paid $300 for the iPhone at one point if I recall, and this is going to blow it out of the water, so I think $300 is totally justifiable.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 11:03 2

10. skymitch89 (Posts: 1366; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

That is nothing new. I've seen the T-Bolt in Best Buy ads for the past 4 or 5 weeks. In last weeks ad I saw a price for it in Best Buy's weekly ad.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 11:37 2

12. me (unregistered)

i think ill wait for the bionic

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 11:42 2

13. Napoleon (Posts: 60; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

TOO expensive especially given the rollercoaster of delays seen thus far... I lost interest in it and now am looking to Sprint to see what this HTC EVO 3D is going to be all about...

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 15:13

25. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

me too if its anything like the lg optimus 3d only with wimax then I will bust a nut all over my evo when I read about it for the first time on March 22!

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 11:59

14. Rich (unregistered)

ya thats expensive....


usually get them about 75$-100$ cheaper there. dunno why but you do.

the incredible didnt go to costco right away when it was released, but the droid X did. So hopefully this one does too.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 12:42

15. lancej70 (unregistered)

If they do delay the TBolt much longer the Bionic or Samsung 4G may come out before it. If they are having battery issues with it, why didnt they put a larger battery in it like the Bionic that will come with a 1950 mAh battery instead of 1450 mAh that the TBolt is suppose to have.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 12:44

16. J-Dizzle (unregistered)

Costco is a joke ! Cheaper , but then do u get the X in a bundle like toilet paper lol ..Thunderbolt wont go to Costco right away .. too good of a phone to go to cheap Retailers right off the bat :)

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 16:32 1

27. Suckit (unregistered)

Check your facts assface, Costco is NOT a "cheap Retailer", go into a warehouse and look at their electronics. All high end goods.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 14:26

21. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


posted on 07 Mar 2011, 14:39

22. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)

all this hype is ridiculous. they are only trying to get this phone to sell in enormous numbers. trying to outsell the iPhone. all this is, is an HTC incredible with a larger screen. there is no reason to get all excited.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 14:47 1

23. tbuchs2001 (unregistered)

nasty nasty person, get a life, go wash you mouth and get out, you act like a 2 yr old but most of them dont know all those 4 letter words yet.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 14:49

24. bwk5150 (unregistered)

I disagree with those of you who say it is worth it. 32 gig card is nothing internal memory reads and writes sooo much quicker so with all the new phones on the horizon this phone does hold to par for that price. Bionic will have a better display, more memory, 4g so why would I pay more for an inferior phone by htc?

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 15:49

26. Pathetic HTC (unregistered)

HTC didn't make any changes to the T-Bolt from the Sprint Evo...Only difference is 756Ram..... I mean really?! c'mon HTC.... 1 year later and making the exact same phone just on a different carrier. Horrible!

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 20:58

29. J-Dizzle (unregistered)

Check YOUR facts dumb shit , Hannspree TV ? Vizio .. all low end tv's and electronics to name a few from Costco. Hence the NAME Costco .. i know ppl who work there and thats their statement just like Sam's Club. Your a retard .. Costco is a CHEAP retailer. Dont be in a man's world lil boy

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 00:56

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


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