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HTC Thunderbolt secretive release date learned from Apple

HTC and Apple are showing some similar qualities this year, and for HTC’s Thunderbolt release date it seems they are taking notes from Apple. While some buyers may see these qualities as problems and bad customer service, we cannot help but think its part of a bigger plan.

Apple is known for their secretive approach to all product release dates and information, now HTC / Verizon seem to be following this same plan. News about the HTC Thunderbolt has been very secretive since CES 2011, and while they did give us an indication of a release in the first half of the year, not much else has been said other than leaks.

We know the HTC Thunderbolt specs, which is something you will never know about iPhone 5 before it’s unveil (other than leaks), although we see a trend of more mobile brands following Apple’s approach for the release of new technology.

The battle between HTC Thunderbolt and iPhone 5 may still be more about marketing, and small leaks of information than ever before. Verizon has done a good job of keeping the Thunderbolt in the forefront of everyone’s thoughts, thanks to the lack of official communication.

People have been complaining about the delays, but what’s the betting they will still buy the HTC Thunderbolt anyway? Or have you moved on already?

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