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HTC Thunderbolt Details, Review & Hands-On Video Roundup

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The HTC Thunderbolt is one of the most anticipated phones of the year, with countless Android fans waiting for an official release date so they can upgrade. Verizon hasn’t set an official release date, but rumor is that the phone will be available as early as tomorrow (February 24). If you’re thinking of buying an Android phone soon, you might just want to wait until the HTC Thunderbolt hits store shelves.

HTC Thunderbolt Reviews (update)

The HTC Thunderbolt was officially launched on March 17, 2011 and we rushed out to pick up a pair for review. We’re working on a comprehensive HTC Thunderbolt review, but have some early thoughts to share. We have been very impressed with the Thunderbolt’s 4G LTE wireless performance. As you can see in the video below, it is extremely fast. The HTC Thunderbolt battery life score was disappointing, clocking in at less than four hours.

What is the HTC Thunderbolt?

The HTC Thunderbolt is a smartphone that resembles the HTC EVO 4G, the first phone to run on a 4G network. The EVO 4G ran on Sprint’s WiMax Network, while the HTC Thunderbolt runs on Verizon’s LTE 4G network. It’s been about a year since the EVO 4G was introduced, which means there’s been time for Android phones to evolve. The HTC Thunderbolt is more feature-packed than the EVO 4G and has beefier specs.

The HTC Thunderbolt is the first phone to run on Verizon’s speedy LTE network. The Verizon LTE Network promises average download speeds of 5-12 mbps and average upload speeds of 2-5mbps. Thunderbolt users will be able to make calls and use the data connection simultaneously, something that is not possible on the Verizon version of the iPhone 4.

HTC Thunderbolt Hands-On, Review Videos (Hands-on, Reviews)

Our own Chuong Nguyen got his hands on an HTC Thunderbolt at CES 2011 and shot this video overview of the smartphone.  In the video, the speed of the Thunderbolt and Verizon’s LTE network are demonstrated.

Android Police also took a nice video of the HTC Thunderbolt at CES 2011.

Aaron from PhoneDog shot a video of the Thunderbolt’s introduction at the HTC press conference. He also got to spends some quality hands-on time with the phone.

The guys from MotoDroidLife recorded the highest fidelity video of the HTC Thunderbolt we could find. Shot in 1080p with what appears to be a DSLR, it’s about a sharp of a look at the Thunderbolt you’ll get without playing with it yourself.

HTC Thunderbolt Unboxing Videos

There aren’t that many HTC Thunderbolt unboxing videos floating around quite yet, but we did find two good ones.

HiTekData.com got their hands on a pre-release Thunderbolt and run through the unboxing and setup process in this video.

Wirefly does the same in this video.

HTC Thunderbolt Commercial

Wow, great, comprehensive review. Lots of information packed in here, you basically answered every question I might have had. Thank you …

Verizon released an HTC Thunderbolt commercial yesterday, which is more entertaining than informative. The release of the HTC Thunderbolt commercial hints that the official release date is imminent.

HTC Thunderbolt vs HTC EVO 4G

Wirefly, a wireless reseller, compared the HTC Thunderbolt to the HTC EVO 4G in the above video. If you’re about to pull the trigger on the EVO 4G, you’ll definitely want to watch this video. As you can see, the HTC ThunderBolt is very similar in appearance. If your family is tied into a Sprint contract, don’t fret too much as we expect HTC to build something comprable for Sprint in the near future.

As you can see in the above video, the Thunderbolt is much faster than the EVO 4G.

The HTC Thunderbolt thicker than the EVO 4G.The HTC Thunderbolt has a much sturdier kickstand and rear speaker placement is different.The thicker kickstand allows the Thunderbolt to stand up in portrait mode, which is great if you want to video chat hands free. The EVO 4G’s battery is larger than the Thunderbolt.

One huge advantage the HTC Thunderbolt has over the EVO 4G is that it comes with 8GB of internal storage and a 32GB microSD card pre-installed for a total of 40GB of storage for apps and data. The Thunderbolt has 50% more system memory than the EVO.

HTC Thunderbolt Availability and Pricing

The HTC Thunderbolt will be available through Verizon.com, Verizon retail stores and all authorized Verizon resellers.

Best Buy is the only retailer taking pre-orders of the device. In order to place a Thunderbolt pre-order, you’ll need to visit your local Best Buy and fork over a $50 deposit. Best Buy is not taking Thunderbolt pre-orders through its website. The HTC Thunderbolt will retail for $249.99 with a new two-year Verizon contract or eligible upgrade.

Wirefly is another major mobile reseller that is promising it will have Thunderbolts available the first day they go on sale.

Verizon is playing coy with the official release dates, despite the ads, online promotions and Best Buy pre-orders. The company is offering more info about the device at Verizon.com, where you can also sign up for alerts about the Thunderbolt.

HTC Thunderbolt Specifications (Verizon Wireless LTE)

Networks: LTE 700, CDMA EvDO revA
Operating system: Android™ 2.2 + HTC Sense
Display: 4.3” WVGA TFT capacitive touch screen
Camera: 8MP with autofocus, LED Flash (2x LED), 1.3MP front facing camera
Memory: 8GB emmc + 768 RAM Memory card, preinstalled 32 GB microSD™
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: 2.1 with EDR (3.0 when available)
GPS: GPS/AGPS
Battery: 1400 mAh
Special features: Dual mics with noise cancellation, Surround sound, Compass sensor, G-Sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB, FM radio, LTE SIM slot , TI audio DSP
Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM8655, 1GHz, Qualcomm MDM9600

 

 

 

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

76 Comments

  1. Restifojunk

    02/23/2011 at 11:05 pm

    I would not hold your breath for the Feb. 28th release date. I have been dead on thus far with my info and predictions. Verizon just keeps dropping the ball. The Thunderbolt is going to be a big disappointment. I can not believe Verizon has added insult to injury by asking $299.00 for this phone. This phone will be marked down to $150.00 before the summer starts and everyone will have forgotten all about the Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt is alot of rumbling and no big thunder bang or lightning to follow. What a joke so far. I am going to pass on the Thunderbolt. What a disappointment for a phone that had so much hype. WTF. It is not that hard if they just think of customer relations and keep people imformed.

    • GoodThings2Life

      02/23/2011 at 11:43 pm

      I don’t know what news sources you’re getting info from or what videos you’re watching, but everything I’ve seen suggests the Thunderbolt is one helluva good device. Release date suggests tomorrow, if it’s a few days yet, well, so be it.

      As for the price, $299 for what — based on the Wirefly video’s benchmark tests — suggests it’s among the fastest phones available not to mention the 4G and the high storage capacity makes it extremely worth the premium.

      Frankly, I feel comparing it to last year’s EVO is a bit unfair, and I’d almost look for an EVO2 this year to compare with instead.

      • Tfinelli

        02/24/2011 at 2:54 am

        I read on line March 21st. I am waiting patiently but I want it NOW!!! I waited Feb. 14th, then the 24th and now another month…:( I know it is worth the wait. I was hoping to have it soon…. oh @@#$#%% well. I pray March 21st is wrong and it comes sooner instead of much later.

        Sincerely, Frustrated in FL.

        • Thunder Bolting

          02/24/2011 at 1:41 pm

          Your definition of soon and VWireless’ definition of soon are two different things. They have advertised “coming soon” for a looooooong time! Their marketing strategy is gone, people feel tricked, and if they still have problems with the phone with HotSpots, etc. then it’s not worth the wait. Before you buy it, whenever it does come out and before locking yourself into yet another contract, read reviews on HTC phones….you may be surprised!!

        • Thunder Bolting

          02/24/2011 at 1:41 pm

          Your definition of soon and VWireless’ definition of soon are two different things. They have advertised “coming soon” for a looooooong time! Their marketing strategy is gone, people feel tricked, and if they still have problems with the phone with HotSpots, etc. then it’s not worth the wait. Before you buy it, whenever it does come out and before locking yourself into yet another contract, read reviews on HTC phones….you may be surprised!!

        • Connor Krusleski

          03/15/2011 at 5:52 am

          its coming out tommorow on st pattys day

      • Tfinelli

        02/24/2011 at 2:54 am

        I read on line March 21st. I am waiting patiently but I want it NOW!!! I waited Feb. 14th, then the 24th and now another month…:( I know it is worth the wait. I was hoping to have it soon…. oh @@#$#%% well. I pray March 21st is wrong and it comes sooner instead of much later.

        Sincerely, Frustrated in FL.

      • Tfinelli

        02/24/2011 at 2:54 am

        I read on line March 21st. I am waiting patiently but I want it NOW!!! I waited Feb. 14th, then the 24th and now another month…:( I know it is worth the wait. I was hoping to have it soon…. oh @@#$#%% well. I pray March 21st is wrong and it comes sooner instead of much later.

        Sincerely, Frustrated in FL.

    • Thunder Bolt

      02/24/2011 at 1:34 pm

      Yes, I agree it will be marked down at your predicted time, why….because they will be debuting the Droid Bionic which is a much better phone anyway. If people are gonna choose to wait indefinitely for the Thunderbolt…they might as well wait a month or so longer for the Droid Bionic! Sort through all the VWireless marketing ploys and you’ll see a pattern, plus a Motorola phone is better than an HTC hands down!

      • Stang5litre

        02/27/2011 at 7:24 am

        You must be totally retarded. And as far as the bionic goes you need to read up on your info. moto bionic is not better than the htc by any means. htc’s biggest problem is putting small batteries in good phones. All you people and release dates ….. stop being 12 and wait…. would u rather have a phone like the iphone4 on at&t with no network and death grip?????? didn think so. Your precious Bionic only has 512mb of ram. guess what the thunderbolt has??? 768mb of ram ummmm that’s gonna be faster my friend. And should we go to storage as well?? humm 40gb for TB and 16GB for you Bionic.

        • Bionic owns

          03/11/2011 at 5:41 pm

          Wrong
          You’re comparing ddr ram to ddr2 so to be fair its about even on ram. Thunderbolt only has a 1ghz single core while bionic has 1ghz dual core which allows for more commands at a time. Bionic has a higher pixel density. Bionic has HDMI out. Bionic owns Thunderbolt.

          So shutup HTC fanboy

        • Chizzam

          03/15/2011 at 5:55 am

          i’m 12 :(

        • HTC Thunderbolt OWNER

          03/16/2011 at 6:58 am

          DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION!

      • Jailcore

        06/11/2011 at 8:08 pm

        Sorry man but every single Motorola phone I’ve owned has been JUNK. Especially for the time period it’s come out in. Always at the bottom of the list. 

    • Anna

      03/05/2011 at 4:33 pm

      your quit un informed my dear. do more research and not read one blog and think you know it all.

    • Linda

      03/12/2011 at 6:54 am

      hey i thought the tb was going to be released on march 11th…..

    • Leelake4me

      03/26/2011 at 6:44 pm

      your just upset that you cant,t even afford a cheap fone… to bad 4 U……

  2. Hans

    02/23/2011 at 11:55 pm

    Shut your pie hole restifojunk. sounds like you own an Iphone.

    • Restifojunk

      02/24/2011 at 12:50 pm

      @ Hans. You can all pissy at me. However, I have been dead on. You should be pissed at Verizon for trying to push out an over priced phone. I had the EVO and it returned it. It was a good phone on a crappy network. Battery life was average at best. The tb still has not been test driven on the Verizon network. In addition, Verizon has not been ablle to delivery thus far. The Iphone 4 was abust. They had an army of Verizon employees working on the day of the iphone 4 (or was that iphone 3 ha ha) and five people showed up. Also, they have created all this hype over the Thunderbolt and can’t even get a release date confirmed. So don’t get your panties in a twist when I write the truth. Verizon keeps dropping the ball and continue to over charge there customers in an extremely competitive market. It only takes one new very good device to have people change carriers. Verizon will not continue to take over if they keep dropping the ball. I hope that I am wrong about the tb. So far I have been dead on.

  3. Praetorian1377

    02/24/2011 at 12:47 am

    After reserving this phone 3 weeks ago when able to first pre-order it, I have been nothing but patient awaiting it… But patience only gets you so far… It seems now that I am looking every 4 hours for a release date news… But here is some news I got from calling Best Buy today… They said the phone will be out somewhere between the 24th thru the 28th. Not an exact release date but the way that Verizon has been thank God that Best Buy was finally able to give me at least some time-frame. This was around the St. Louis area btw…

    • Tfinelli

      02/24/2011 at 2:58 am

      I like that time frame better than March 21st. I have been checking and calling BB and Verizon and no will say a word…. Frustrating. I have been waiting since Dec. 26th to replace phone and was told Feb. 13th was my upgrade. So I go into Best Buy and was told about the thunderbolt. I was all set too buy the Droid X. Now I have no phone till thunderbolt comes in !!!!..

      • Thunder Bolting

        02/24/2011 at 2:07 pm

        Exactly why is it that you could/can preorder the Thunderbolt from Best Buy but NOT Verizon Wireless. And, Verizon wireless says I cannot order it from Best Buy because I am a current Verizon Wireless customer. What’s with this mentality….all those that have done business with VWireless for many, many years can’t preorder VWireless’ phone??? Give me a break??????

        • bendeng

          03/07/2011 at 5:41 pm

          You don’t have to purchase your devices from Verizon Wireless. Best Buy offers upgrades and new contracts just like any Carrier Store would do and it all goes onto the same account you already have or a new one if you want to set that up as well. Also, Best Buy carries more accessories and a much better “insurance” plan compared to the Assurance Wireless plans they charge you deductibles for with most Carriers while Best Buy offers Buy Back and Geek Squad Black Tie Protection.

    • kalel51

      02/24/2011 at 4:37 am

      I called BB too, they are full of crap. I pre-ordered, they said the 13th. I call on the 13th, no juice, the 24th is now the day. I call today, no dice, now they don’t know when. This is a public relations nightmare for Verizon. Maybe I should dump my 5 phone lines (4 with data), my mifi, my home phone, and Fios and just give them the finger. (But damn, I still want the phone :( )

      • Thunder Bolting

        02/24/2011 at 1:58 pm

        I actually asked VWireless technical support if they had been trained yet for the Thunderbolt. At first, the tech said NO and when I said that’s impossible, that can’t release a NEW phone that techs know nothing about. The tech then said, “okay…but we’ve only been give a flyer to read.” I told him that’s not true and he said it absolutely is. Very telling…Go Figure???? Still have a lot of confidence in a pricey new phone which is being “delayed” and “delayed.” Whatever!!

        • NICKSZYP33

          02/28/2011 at 5:00 pm

          ASKING A LOW LEVERL VZW EMPLOYEE IS POINTLESS…READ THE COUNTLESS COMMENTS THAT PEOPLE TALKED PEOPLE AND SAID IT WOULD BE RELEASED AT THIS DATE OR HAVE OR HAVE NOT BEEN TRAINED….24TH AND 28TH ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN …LEARN THE LESSON NOONE BUT PEOPLE HIGHER UP KNOW …PEOPLE U DON’T DEAL WITH AT THE STORE

    • kalel51

      02/24/2011 at 4:37 am

      I called BB too, they are full of crap. I pre-ordered, they said the 13th. I call on the 13th, no juice, the 24th is now the day. I call today, no dice, now they don’t know when. This is a public relations nightmare for Verizon. Maybe I should dump my 5 phone lines (4 with data), my mifi, my home phone, and Fios and just give them the finger. (But damn, I still want the phone :( )

  4. Riprlp

    02/24/2011 at 1:33 am

    Best Buy called me yesterday and told me it’s sometime in march. And you have 30 days to get a refund on the gift card.

  5. poopstain

    02/24/2011 at 1:41 am

    i want to get the app that lets me wipe my ass with this phone

  6. Rwc480

    02/24/2011 at 3:15 am

    I signed up with Verizon special site to receive Thunderbolt alerts a couple weeks ago and have never received one alert or message yet. So if release is to be tomorrow they need to bag their alert site!

  7. Mspo307

    02/24/2011 at 3:28 am

    I also called Best Buy a few hours ago (here in northern Jersey) and they also said the phone will be out somewhere between the 24th thru the 28th. So there is some consistency at least between here and St. Louis. To me this phone is well worth the wait.

  8. Gj96

    02/24/2011 at 4:47 am

    i was watching the wirefly video (TB vs evo 4g ) when bob got to the part about the TB having a “manly” kickstand……………….being gay….let me tell you I was sold, give me the thunderbolt sweetheart and load it with lots of that gigy bit stuff……..

  9. Droid Joshua

    02/24/2011 at 7:41 am

    Verizon told me the 28th, all best buys told me the 24th. Maybe ill get lucky today and they will have them as I just switched to Verizon and only have 14 days to return the phone I have now.

  10. Henry

    02/24/2011 at 12:57 pm

    Booooo! No TB for us today. Good thing I took the ICrap4 back last night. At this rate, who knows when that Damn TB will be coming out. I’ll wait impatiently. Sad thing is, I broke my contract with Sprint and was billed the ETF, so the TB will be costing me $450.00. Let’s hope I didn’t make a mistake.

  11. Tim

    02/24/2011 at 1:23 pm

    See the following blog discussion on why using dual mic for noise reduction and alternatives (http://www.solicall.com/blog).

  12. Thunder Bolting

    02/24/2011 at 1:25 pm

    This is turning into a flipping (no pun intended) circus and is gonna backfire on Verizon Wireless…coming soon!! I returned my defective Fascinate and have been anxiously awaiting the Thunderbolt in lieu of the IPhone. In the meantime…going back to my enVTouch until it’s release is getting old, really old. NO PHONE is worth waiting this long for and the Droid Bionic is gonna be a better phone anyway. Verizon needs to drop the “tease” quickly…..they are pushing their customers too far!!! People won’t ride the Thunderbolt bandwagon much longer. I too signed up for emails on the NEW website for updates….I got one yesterday…a Newsletter about the IPhone. It’s at the point where I feel ‘TRICKED” and I believe VWireless is deliberately stringing people along….and I WON’T BE PLAYED. So, since it’s not released today….I’m moving on. And, that means with ALL my Verizon Wireless Services…modems and all!! I’ll buy out my contract (which I believe they have broken anyway) and just head for the nearest Apple store….I need a new desktop computer anyway and the IPhone 5 will be out soon. Happy Trails Verizon….you are not going to make a ‘sucker’ out of me. And while you live for your shareholders…remember, you wouldn’t have any without your customers. 4-G service isn’t available in my area anyway….(just the Detroit area and Canada) but they say the 4-G service will be here FAST. I challege and respectfully request that VWireless Corp Executives explain their definition of soon, fast, around the corner, etc.

    • DanSke

      02/24/2011 at 7:25 pm

      Agreed. I’ve been patiently waiting since around November. I have been checking up on it frequently and have been let down every time. Rumors may be rumors, but all this hush-hush bullshit is really getting old from Verizon. They have failed at this launch in so many ways. I also gave it till today and no release date or anything has become of it from Verizon, Best Buy or HTC. So I’m moving on as well. I hope they enjoy a failed launch. They deserve it for stringing their “valued” customers on for this long without any notice. .

    • Chilldude

      03/15/2011 at 6:04 am

      chillax man jesus just wait! your acting like you are 12

  13. HTC Fan

    02/24/2011 at 1:29 pm

    Just learned the phone has been held for an OS upgrade. I’ll wait. Would rather have it right than have a problem.

    • KaosReigns

      02/25/2011 at 4:42 am

      Yeah… Just learned from an a very reliable source… that the phone is being held hostage by and the kidnappers what us to pay $299 each before they will let it go…… ohh no… this just it the HTC Thunderbolt has been abducted by aliens pushing the release date back to March 3, 2050… get out of here HTC Fan… you have no idea why there holding it OS upgrade makes no since…. wan you can wait as long as you want…. by the time your done waiting and you finally get your hands on the phone… mankind will have evolved to a stage where we will be communicating via telepathy… rendering your new /old 4G abomination useless…. AT&T Atrix here i come…. its better than the Vaporbolt anyway!!!!!

  14. luckman212

    02/24/2011 at 1:46 pm

    what a bunch of BS man. i had to buy a crappy Moto Citrus PAYG phone because I ditched my iphone in preparation for the Thunderbolt. Now I can’t return this crap and still no TB in sight for at least another month. **and** they raised the price??? HEY VERIZON WHY DON’T YOU DELAY IT UNTIL APRIL 24TH AND RAISE IT ANOTHER $50??? Do I hear $349?????? a$$holes.

  15. luckman212

    02/24/2011 at 1:46 pm

    what a bunch of BS man. i had to buy a crappy Moto Citrus PAYG phone because I ditched my iphone in preparation for the Thunderbolt. Now I can’t return this crap and still no TB in sight for at least another month. **and** they raised the price??? HEY VERIZON WHY DON’T YOU DELAY IT UNTIL APRIL 24TH AND RAISE IT ANOTHER $50??? Do I hear $349?????? a$$holes.

  16. Lwalker07

    02/24/2011 at 2:28 pm

    I heard on line that VZW mostly releases their phones on Thursday’s, so I called VZW and spoke with a very knowledgeable guy who looked it up on about 4 or 5 phones and did indeed say that looks to be the case. March 3rd has floated around, but the 21st is a Monday. So basically if this is consistent , we’re looking at the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th or the 31st. Why do you say the Droid is going to be better? Is it because the processor? I heard that the dual core won’t be that much faster? Someone said that Motorolla is much better than HTC, what makes you say that? I am not doubting that, I am just asking because I am somewhat ignorant when it comes to smart phones.

  17. Lwalker07

    02/24/2011 at 2:28 pm

    I heard on line that VZW mostly releases their phones on Thursday’s, so I called VZW and spoke with a very knowledgeable guy who looked it up on about 4 or 5 phones and did indeed say that looks to be the case. March 3rd has floated around, but the 21st is a Monday. So basically if this is consistent , we’re looking at the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th or the 31st. Why do you say the Droid is going to be better? Is it because the processor? I heard that the dual core won’t be that much faster? Someone said that Motorolla is much better than HTC, what makes you say that? I am not doubting that, I am just asking because I am somewhat ignorant when it comes to smart phones.

  18. Mercedes Stanley

    02/24/2011 at 9:08 pm

    It’s a bit sad that you guys are so impatient. It was the same thing as with the iPhone. VZW customers are so impatient and mean. I’ve been with them since I started having my own cell phone, and have yet to be disappointed. I waited for the Droid and have had it every since its come out. Now, I’m waiting patiently for the Thunderbolt bc I know it will be awesome. Just be patient people. Also, don’t blame a company for a decision you make. We all make decisions based on the information we have at the time. Anywho, I’m very excited about this phone and will wait for it until it is perfect!!

    • Jpak2007

      02/24/2011 at 9:19 pm

      I agree with you. I have been with Verizon since I had a phone of my own and I never got disappointed. The connection is much better on Verizon than any other carrier, I’ve compared with all my friends that had other carriers now most of them changed to Verizon because they noticed how much better the service is. I will wait for this phone it seems really great. When Verizon puts something out they always try to make it be the best that they can. They are probably prolonging the release because they are finding and fixing some final gliches.

    • KaosReigns

      02/25/2011 at 4:34 am

      Dude you are wrong… Verizon has lost 3 customers i’m going to get the atrix… hello AT&T…. they can have my money now!!! This is cruel and unusual!!!

      • Stang5litre

        02/27/2011 at 6:56 am

        you are a complete moron ………………. you know what you will be saying ????? Can you hear me ??? dam it can u hear me now??? at&t you basically have to find the guy holding the tower to get a signal

      • Stang5litre

        02/27/2011 at 7:01 am

        omg verizon lost 3 customers !!!!! what will the most reliable network do??? lmfao …………… and yes you will be saying hello at&t, why is my phone a paper weight?

  19. Scott_sanjose

    02/24/2011 at 9:42 pm

    Best Buy is the one that really screwed up. They were told by Verizon that they didn’t have to listen to their recommendation to postpone the TB. Honestly if Verizon was so worried about buyers remorse on the iphone4 then they should not have released the iphone4. Send it back to Apple if it’s a piece of crap, don’t trick customers into buying it. Actually it works just great and I don’t know what they were worried about. The TB was Best Buy’s baby to roll out. It is sitting in the warehouse not waiting for upgrades, which by the way can be sent automatically over the air preventing this type of disaster. Best Buy screwed their customers out the much relied on ‘customer satisfaction return policy’ and Verizon did the same. They screwed themselves. Phones are only the newest and best for 3-4 months. They burnt out the clock with all this delay BS.

  20. Eugjohnson

    02/25/2011 at 4:51 am

    Hey everyone…one of my very reliable sources at my local BB (my brother who would not lie to me and is the district manager) called me today and told me the TB will be out tomorrow nationwide…. this has all been a marketing scheme, to promote that no one know when thunder will strike… he told me that all the employees have sign a document not to tell anyone and that the phone will be out tomorrow for sure… Friday the 25!!!! I am so happy…. No more rumors for me!!!! I am 100% sure about this…. you will all see…. the TB will be here tomorrow to blow you all away!!!! i promise…!!! thank me tomorrow!!!!!

    • Cchen83

      02/25/2011 at 3:45 pm

      so i take it you will no longer show up on here and disappear when it doesn’t come out today?…

    • Shipoopi

      02/27/2011 at 1:52 am

      Lulz, where is the phone

    • Awertyuiop

      02/27/2011 at 4:23 am

      lying loser, i applaud you for being so unique

    • Josephfelan

      02/27/2011 at 4:35 am

      Hey Kaosreigns well its 2-27 today were is the phone…… I guess ur brother lied!!!

    • wtf dude

      03/16/2011 at 8:27 pm

      lolz where is it now tard. stfu & gtfo kthanx

  21. Akyno47

    02/25/2011 at 1:15 pm

    does it come with flash player

  22. Jewman12

    02/27/2011 at 3:36 am

    where is this phone?

  23. gadget gal

    02/27/2011 at 6:20 pm

    For all of you who may have put down a deposit as a “pre-order” for this phone at Best Buy or Verizon, go get your money back TODAY!

    Verizon, CAN YOU HEAR ME, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

  24. Rppb

    02/27/2011 at 8:36 pm

    I will just wait for the Bionic better to buy from an American company anyway

    • Anonymous

      03/11/2011 at 6:43 am

      AMERICAN??? lmao its probly made where all there other phones are made right not american why dont we have jobs there not in america dumb ass

  25. Brutallyxbludgeoned

    03/02/2011 at 4:29 am

    I just went to the verizon retailer store and they told me the actual real release date for the htc thunderbolt is march 20th so there ya go.

    • Rwssoccer1

      03/02/2011 at 3:31 pm

      lol why would they release it on a sunday?

  26. Goaliedude94

    03/05/2011 at 4:32 am

    From what i have heard it is coming march 10

    I have been looking through like 10 different forums and that is the only answer if it isn’t then I think they won’t have any people left to buy the phone

  27. Cec507

    03/05/2011 at 7:45 pm

    Its March 10th

  28. Dom David

    03/07/2011 at 3:07 pm

    Obviously this guy hasn’t tested the Atrix 4G if 1900 is the highest score he has seen for Quadrant. LOL

  29. Tmajzer

    03/09/2011 at 9:53 pm

    I have been waiting on this phone for months. I honestly have had so many issue’s with the verizon company as a whole service, billing issues, quality of phones they put their name one. This phone was the only reason I was gonna stay and all my f & f are Verizon. I’m over it. AT&T have the motorola Atrix. I think it’s the same phone for the most part and the penalty fee will get waived for terminating my Verizon contract. They have to fix this and that it’s probably one of those phone that will never work right prototype type situation day late and a dollar short

  30. JDP455

    03/12/2011 at 4:53 pm

    I have heard from a very reliable source that they are starting to hire people to demo the phone answer questions etc next week so problely the next it will debut!! as for the source i am one of the demoers so if i am being trained this week then the launch will be the following week. hope this makes yall feel bettter : )

  31. Joel Davern

    03/15/2011 at 11:23 pm

    Um TB releases tomorrow!!!!!

  32. patience

    03/16/2011 at 11:41 pm

    Has anyone heard if this new phone can take and send pics while on the phone?

    • Xavier Lanier

      03/17/2011 at 12:20 am

      Yes, the HTC Thunderbolt can send and receive pics/data while on a call. Specs released by WireFly, a Verizon reseller confirmed this.

  33. Anonymous

    03/02/2011 at 2:27 pm

    You do realize that most people awaiting the thunderbolt and are already verzion subscribers would have finished their 2-year contract or be eligible for an upgrade (contract expiring w/in 4 months). This would allow you to drop verizon, and pick up another phone from a different company at the promotional prices. You can then sell your old phone on ebay or through some buyback program. Verizons not the only provider with good phones, but how can you say people wouldn’t switch providers for a phone, look at the people that stayed with att for the iphone regardless of the bad network and were pushed to att for the iphone only.

    Likewise I held on to my voyager for over a year while I was eligible for a contract because the droid 1 wasn’t good enough for me to keep it over the voyager and waited an extra few months for the droid 2 to come out. If I wasn’t on a family plan, or everyone had the same contact signup date I would consider switching carriers if there was a phone that seemed worth it.

  34. Mjangeles

    03/12/2011 at 5:52 am

    Get more than a trailor park education. I would say based on your writing skills that you were lucky to make it through your alternative high school graduating class of 7 other losers.

  35. Fairenian

    03/14/2011 at 10:01 pm

    You meant to say “trailer” right? Go back to school and try not to sleep whilein there, ok?

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