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HTC Thunderbolt: New Release Date on Verizon – Rumor

Following on from our previous report this week which informed you that the HTC Thunderbolt smartphone may have been ‘delayed’, we now have fresh information which suggests that the handset will now release at the end of this month.

As reported from Phandroid, the majority of the world had expected Verizon’s first 4G LTE handset to release next week on Valentine’s Day, but it is now looking likely that it isn’t going to happen.

However, according to BGR‘s sources, the Thunderbolt will now release on February 24th, which is a date that had previously been associated with the device – all fun and games in tact then.

Due to the delays, it seems that a fair amount of hype has been taken out the device, so we’re interested to see how many of you are actually planning to still get one. Other handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy Impulse may even beat HTC to the punch of getting the first 4G LTE handset on Verizon – how would you feel about that?

Then again, this is the CDMA version of the HTC Desire HD we’re talking about here, and it’s still very much a in-demand handset, even if it does come with Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box. Let us know your thoughts on the current status of the Thunderbolt.


  • David P

    I went to Best Buy yesterday and pre-ordered mine. Got a Droid X less than 2 weeks ago and have till the end of the month to be able to return it for the Thunderbolt. I wish they would give a firm date, but I have a phone that works until this is released.
    Can't wait, I like the Droid but can't wait for the Thunderbolt now that I have been reading specs and features on this. Upgraded from Samsung Omnia (WIndows Mobile) to the Droid because I am tired of waiting for Verizon to release the WIndows 7 phones, but am very happy to get onto the Droid marketplace where there is so many more available apps.

  • jkw

    is the htc thunderbolt going to be a global phone


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