We have been hearing a lot recently about finally getting that elusive release date for the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt. The CFO of Verizon promised the handset would be arriving soon, but would not reveal an actual date. More recently we had the launch of an app which will be installed into demo handsets to showcase the unit to potential customers.
The release date could be finally drawing closer according to an article over at Engadget mobile by Chris Ziegler. He is reporting that a trusted source has told them the HTC Thunderbolt has recently received “conditional approval” from Verizon. Now in theory this could mean the handset may be released anytime now.
But before that, the launch will require HTC accepting Verizon’s requested alterations and fixes for the first and second firmware maintenance releases. This process is normally expected to take between two to four weeks. So with this in mind the handset could finally start reaching Verizon customers around mid April.
Many people who want to purchase the Thunderbolt have commented on our pages that they are getting fed up with waiting for the device. It is not just the fact the handset is not yet available, but there has been no launch date announced.
Are you tired of waiting for the Thunderbolt? Have you decided to get something else instead?