March 4th launch for HTC Thunderbolt tweets a Best Buy store

March 4th launch for HTC Thunderbolt tweets a Best Buy store
A Best Buy store in Roseville, California used its Twitter account to tell the world that the HTC Thunderbolt has been delayed again with a potential launch now set for March 4th. This information dovetails with an anonymous tip we received earlier on Thursday that Verizon Managers had been told that the HTC Thunderbolt is having issues with the battery and the radio that are hurting the phone. The device could have been launched this month with an OTA upgrade sent out later to fix the bugs, but instead the decision was made to launch the phone in early March.

So we have two separate sources telling us early March, with one giving us the 4th as a specific date. Will this finally be the last time that this moving target moves? How many more delays will it take for those ready to buy Verizon's first 4G handset decide to switch to something else, like the Motorola ATRIX 4G?

It would seem that whomever sent the tweet for Best Buy store #129 needs a calendar as March 4th is actually a Friday. Of course, with this not being a leap-year, perhaps there was a bit of confusion. Either way, it looks like early March will see the release of the long awaited HTC Thunderbolt.

Late tonight, a leaked picture of Best Buy internal communications was released showing a launch date of March 10th for the HTC Thunderbolt. This would make a great office pool, trying to guess the precise release date. So far, we have March 4th and the 10th as two potential days. Hopefully, Verizon will let us know soon what the launch date will be.

source: AndroidCentral

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: AndroidPolice via Engadget

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1. Qui3tStorm

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

Wow... At this rate I will just wait for the Bionic ...

2. glocksparg17

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

the thunderbolt is faster than the bionic so you would be stupid to wait longer for that

5. young0ne unregistered

You must be stupid or sumthing all im say is look at this and thats stock too! so know you phones befor you speak

14. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

meh it would be close... most people dont understand a dualcore vs singlecore isnt a diff of speed necesarrily. but ya on this site you'll get ripped apart for that statement cause most people just believe what they hear.

16. Allday28

Posts: 340; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

The thunderbolt averages between 1900 and 2300 on quadrant. Htc just makes better phones period!

13. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

ditto this is just sad

3. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

um Thursday is the 3rd...

4. Ralston1983

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

This is getting super annoying. I wish they would pick a date and stick with it

6. haru unregistered

i went to best buy today and they said feb 26th til march 2nd...i almost slapped her in the face.

7. djm22

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 09, 2011

It seems like HTC must be having a lot of problems with this phone with all these delays since now it is being released that it is going to be lunched on the 4th because battery problems so it seems like there has been a lot of bugs to work out with it

8. verizon808state unregistered

they still need to fix it . i say forget that phone . and it only overclocked at 1.9. the moto droid can be over clocked at 2.5. I love the HTC but I'm thinking about it now . hmm . you can hack them but having a battery that sucks! really sucks . with the 2 core saves the battery by 40%. means more fun and more talk time. we need to call HTC. and tell them. make this phone with the 2 core. to fix the battery. so lets call now. and make the fix for them.

11. Tottenham

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Yeah, let's call now. Anyone got the number for the guy making the decisions at HTC? Anyone? Hello? Is this mic on???

9. verizon808state unregistered

lets all call HTC!. called HTC and verizon already. and they said it can be done. if more of us call in before verizonwireless lunches the phone. and it would be pulled back for the fix. but now the phone would be the best. think about it . ;)

10. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

As the TB get delay every week Verizon tease us with a stupid commercial advertising(wasting money) that its coming..i think its a little to late..we all know that the Bionic will be on sale by mid April and people rather spend their $250 on a phone that a better spec phone

12. ATTCallCenter unregistered

With this many delays when are their other phones coming out, this is old news already

15. Fred unregistered

Lets consider this, sports fans.... were ANY of the previous dates really ever confirmed? How can the release date be "delayed" when it was never confirmed to begin with?

17. mp unregistered

We all know this date will be moved up next week

18. john unregistered

watch them anounce next week tht they are no longer making the htc thunderbolt it has been dropped stupid verizon

24. Hi unregistered

you're dumb.. this has nothing to do with Verizon.. they never announced when this phone is going to be released.. you're fault for believing all the rumors as to when this phone will come out.

19. idkagooduserid

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2011

honestly thinking i might just get a droid incredible on a one year contract for $169 and get something much better 10 months from now ... cant stand my bb9630 anymore

20. fear is the mind killer unregistered

I happen to think that there is another issue. CRAPple just announced a new crap book with a feature called "Thunderbolt" and not soon after was the phone was delayed again and again.. Maybe I'm wrong, who knows. I was considering this phone, but might pick up the EVO.. Its the os update which will make the phone sing. Anyone out there have the EVO?

21. cellking1 unregistered

calling verizon stupid is ignorant in its own statement seeing as they are only the biggest and best cellular company in the country.get your crap together for phones it is for sure going to be the bionic for me

22. luv.2.ride

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 12, 2011

I'm just sick of best buy saying this date, this date, this date. And Verizon is being a real pain in the ass by not just giving a release date. They sure as shit made sure the iPhone was plastered all over the plastered all over the place. I'm ready to ditch Verizon and go to Sprint, or for that matter ANY other carrier. I'm done with the Verizon high school drama.

23. yupyup unregistered

why are you all mad..thats why verizonwireless does not give out any info. only when the phone is ready to sale . all you guys have to be mad at the dummies that gave us the info in the first place. lol next time don't come to this site.

25. zach_17 unregistered

Yes it sucks having to wait n wait. but wouldnt it suck if they released a phone without bugs worked out? like t-mobile did with the G2. I had a friend buy the phone the day it came out. he has had problem after problem. he is now running android on it haha. no more problems. I have pre-paid for my thunderbolt, and i am not nervous about it. I appreciate what verizon is doing by pushing it back a couple weeks. that makes me confident that my money will go to a solid quality product.

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