HTC ThunderBolt Accessories in Best Buy Already, Unit Should Have Been Delivered a Month Ago [EXCLUSIVE]

March 14, 2011
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A good pal of ours by the name of Alice P decided to take a trip to Best Buy this weekend and have a talk with the people behind the counter about the upcoming Verizon phone of everyone's LTE dreams. What she found were several things: first, out on the racks all around the mobile area in the store were the Buyers Guides you see in the gallery below. On the front of these guides are no less than the ThunderBolt itself, touting itself as available NOW! What does this mean to us? It means that, as speculated, the HTC ThunderBolt was slated to be delivered to Best Buy by now - they wouldn't advertise something they didn't have in stock, right? Then there's the accessories…

On the racks you'll see a couple items. One of them is the QUICK CLIP holster case for the ThunderBolt in black. Another is a RocketFish Mobile case for the ThunderBolt, again in black. The attendant told our source Alice that they'd be getting in more cases and at least one skin for the screen in soon. But what about the phone, you ask?

Upon requesting information about the HTC ThunderBolt, Alice was informed of the following: "We have no idea when it'll be here. It was supposed to arrive a month ago, but we've heard no updates on when it'll get here." Alice informs us that the attendant who spoke with her was one of two workers specializing in the mobile area of the store and that he seemed visually aggravated when she asked about the phone. Alice notes: "he wasn't mad at me for asking, he was mad that they didn't have the phone yet. It seemed like he was very annoyed that it wasn't at the store yet." Best Buy's getting' mad, mang!


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  • Bill

    I have been with VZ for years but their customer satisfaction on this phone is so far below par I can’t believe it. The release has been canceled so many times it is like it is “The Dream” phone. Originally it was a tossup between this phone and the Bionic but originally I was going for the Thunderbolt. Now the Bionic is scheduled to come out in May and I’m going to wait. If this phone has that many problems I’m not going to get hung with an albatross.

    • Abe

      When was the original release?? VZ never officially announced a release date. The website has “strikes soon” for ever!

      • Bill

        Your right. VZ has never scheduled a release date. I was told 4 different dates by Best Buy in their promotions to pre sell the phone. So was this all a gimmick by them for sales? If it was they need to be condemned unless they were going off information that was given to them and they were operating under “good faith”. Will we ever know the truth?

    • Pisnyoff

      It’s not “The Dream” phone. It’s the one after that!

    • annonymous

      thunderbolt has better ratings than bionic. it got delayed because of the iPad 2 release.

  • Anonymous

    Lol…cracked me up with “gettin mad mang!”. I went in Best Buy yesterday and saw on of the displays that have a image of the phone and the name and then a fake one sitting below and one had the Thunderbolt but then had a Galaxy holding its place. I stopped and did a double take because I had been wanting to actually see a physical phone for a while now but all I got was the Galaxy.

  • Sierrahiker39

    For what it is worth, the manager of our local Verizon store told my wife and I to make an appointment to come get our Thuderbolts on Thursday. So apparently they will be out thursday, the 17th. Finally.

  • Sierrahiker39

    For what it is worth, the manager of our local Verizon store told my wife and I to make an appointment to come get our Thuderbolts on Thursday. So apparently they will be out thursday, the 17th. Finally.

  • Sierrahiker39

    For what it is worth, the manager of our local Verizon store told my wife and I to make an appointment to come get our Thuderbolts on Thursday. So apparently they will be out thursday, the 17th. Finally.

  • Bshells08

    I actually got to play with a display version almost a month ago at a verzion wirless store. The phone actually felt great, sturdy and had a nice heft to it. He also to me the phone was comming out that week. (I guess we know how that panned out) I’m still holding out but only cause there isn’t any news of a good phone comming out in the near future.