Patient For HTC Thunderbolt Release Date, Counting Down

By Posted 7 Mar 2011, 11:43

So far in 2011 we have seen a lot of impressive smartphones unveiled, one of the most impressive handsets is the Verizon-bound HTC Thunderbolt, however many are frustrated with the lack of information regarding the Thunderbolt’s release date.

At the moment we are led to believe that Verizon Wireless’s HTC Thunderbolt will become available from March 10th, a lot of our readers suggest that they are fed up of waiting and if this date comes and goes without the HTC Thunderbolt being released they will give up waiting for this 4G LTE-complaint smartphone.

If sources are correct we should see a Verizon announcement one day this week where official release date information will be revealed, however this does not mean that the release is imminent, for all we know it may not hit stores until April / May.

Just over a week ago we posted an article suggesting that the reason for the HTC Thunderbolt’s release mystery and delay is related to its 4G LTE connectivity and battery life, it is thought that a firmware update will fix this, however we wonder how long it will take developers to pinpoint this problem, create a patch for it and test their fix, if this process takes more than two weeks (since when the problem was first announced) we can confirm that the HTC Thunderbolt will not be available until after March 10th.

Obviously it is nice to see that developers are keen to smooth out known issues before releasing this formidable smartphone, however consumers will not wait forever, answer the poll question below and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section so that we can get some feedback on this matter from our readers, as usual as we hear official news from Verizon we will keep you posted.

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  • bong

    just left verizon, rep stated phone not being released this week, they would know by now if that was the case.. they dont know when it is being released!!!