HTC Thunderbolt: New Release Date on Verizon – Rumor

By Alan Ng - Feb 11, 2011

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.

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