Verizon stores receiving cases for the HTC Thunderbolt

Verizon stores receiving cases for the HTC Thunderbolt
The last time we reported on the HTC Thunderbolt, there was talk that the launch was going to be delayed. And while that still might be the case, shipments of protective cases for the handset are now beginning to make it to the carrier's stores. While that doesn't give us the long-desired launch date for the first Verizon 4G phone, it does tell us to expect the HTC Thunderbolt to be available soon.

Right now, Verizon has its hands full with the launch of the Apple iPhone 4, but as soon as the initial glow fades, you can expect to see Big Red turn its attention to the Thunderbolt and its LTE network. Because an iPhone buyer is different than the customer interested in the HTC device, we could see some overlap in advertising. After all, Verizon needs to catch up to Sprint and T-Mobile by offering a phone that will work on its 4G pipelines. And now that the cases are being received, keep an eye out for some window displays and other in-store signs featuring the HTC Thunderbolt at your local Verizon store. Once you see that, Verizon's first 4G phone will be right around the corner.

Thanks Alex!



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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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17 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

htc incredible....part 2

4. ATTCallCenter unregistered

Negative, HTC Incredible 2 is a completely different phone my man

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

No, I meant, the issues where the incredible was having with supply....as this new phone may be delayed for launch. Wow, the incredible was not as good as I thought it was, at least when I visited a store to check it out...seemed kind of small.

11. VZW Rep unregistered

The funny thing is it really isn't, it's just that in the last year phones have blown up to ridiculous sizes so now it looks small in comparison. At the time it was launched 3.7 inches for a screen was about the largest phone you could get...until HTC set the bar with the Evo about a month later. Now anything less than four inches is small.

16. kim unregistered

the incredible is amazing...htc sense i love....i cant wait for the thunderbolt...playing with it at a store doesnt give u good gadge of what the phone does...and all 4g phones will be bigger from what ive red...

2. ribbonsalmark

Posts: 84; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

" Because an iPhone buyer is different than the customer interested in the HTC device, we could see some overlap in advertising. " http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20021126

3. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Very nice haha.

5. hmm unregistered

cant wait for this phone and from the flop that we saw today for the "huge" iphone launch it seems like verizon wireless employees are waiting for this phone as well

6. hmm unregistered

verizon customers not employees...sorry lack of sleep

7. jj0n3z

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

YESSSS IM IN LOVE WITH THIS PHONE AND IT ISNT EVEN OUT YET PLEASE LET IT COME ON DA 14TH

9. thatguy unregistered

htc thunderbolt will release to public on the 28th of february!

12. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

28th naa the 24 or the 3rd the 28th is a monday its comin out on a thursday

17. kim unregistered

its the 24th of february...its been locked down finally as the date of release...

10. cottlerocket

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 04, 2009

28th!?!? Boooooo!

13. thatguy unregistered

there was a sales meeting held today and the launch dated was said to be the 28th

14. daddyd302

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 17, 2008

The 28th??? The latest news from here says the 24th...... Are you guys sure about the 28th???

15. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

if it wasnt for the hype of the iphone launch ...we wouldve had this phone on our hand by now...thats the only reason why the TB was push back

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