HTC Thunderbolt has been Delayed again

February 24, 2011
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Verizon's HTC Thunderbolt has been under a slew of delays and bad news lately. It's a shame because it is such a great device. Today a tweet by @BestBuy129 from California confirms that the Thunderbolt has been delayed once again. Now they are saying It looks like it "may" launch on Thursday, March 4th. That still doesn't sound very convincing either. Sorry to break it to you all waiting to get yours hands on this 4G beast.

Just in case you're not too familiar with the HTC Thunderbolt, Here are a few of it's much wanted specs. Android 2.2 FroYo, 4.3" Display, 1 Ghz Snapdragon Processor with 768MB of RAM, 8 MP Camera, Verizon LTE 4G Speeds and more. It is sure to cause some trouble and steal a few of those people switching over the the Verizon iPhone. We all wish they would release it already. If you would like to read more about all things Thunderbolt here are a few stories for you.

Thunderbolt Best Buy Price Confirmed
HTC Thunderbolt has been Rooted
then other news of the launch date being delayed
and last but not least. The latest HTC Thunderbolt Commercial

[via IntoMobile]


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  • komatoez

    March 4th is a Friday. Hmmm.

  • sworks95

    There is no Thursday, March 4th until 2023…maybe that’s when the TB will launch.

  • Hurdlingrob52 54

    Everyone!!! Go get a Motorola Atrix 4G its better!!! I got tire of waiting on the Thunderbolt so I got the Atrix and its really good. I switched from an iPhone 4 too bad Verizon missed out on my business.

    • http://twitter.com/rckymtnrfc Ryan Clayton

      I’m not switching, I can wait another week, I’m not a child that has to have a new toy today.

    • Rip

      Hopefully you get more than 2G of data a month with the Atrix.

  • Jamie6286

    i really need this phone please stop delaying :( my incredible was stolen and using an ally. its aweful :(((((

  • Binhawaii

    March 4th is a FRIDAY, Not THURSDAY. So coming out on 3/3 or 3/4. Either way, this has really become a joke…

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCJLK3KgzyQ mfranke

      How is it a joke? Best Buy are the idiots for giving release dates without official dates from Verizon.

      I hope that this delay means a launch of the Thunderbolt with 2.3 instead of 2.2.

      The HTC Incredible was known about and release dates were speculated about MONTHS before it finally launched. Verizon finally confirmed a date and it came out on that date.

      Maybe Verizon is vetting and making sure their LTE network is ready. Or maybe they’re enabling voice over LTE or voice over 3g data. I heard both were possible with software upgrades.

      • Tasiaronnie

        how could it be best buys fault, they cant control the release of the phone!

  • Spartanguy81

    Should we have learned to not listen to individual best buy stores? doesn’t anyone remember best buy grand rapids south and 2/14?

    • http://twitter.com/rckymtnrfc Ryan Clayton

      Yeah, I’m not sure I’d trust this. I wish Verizon would just announce the date and kill all the rumors and speculation. I don’t mind waiting a little long for this phone, I’d just like to know officially how long I”m waiting.

    • http://twitter.com/rckymtnrfc Ryan Clayton

      Yeah, I’m not sure I’d trust this. I wish Verizon would just announce the date and kill all the rumors and speculation. I don’t mind waiting a little long for this phone, I’d just like to know officially how long I”m waiting.

  • Jrer34

    every best buy store says something different. none of these “sources” that keep giving information are trustworthy at all. we’ll all wake up tomorrow and there will be some other “source” saying a completely different date.

  • Scott

    “Just in case your not to familiar with the HTC Thunderbolt.”

    Seriously?
    1) This is not a sentence; it’s a fragment.
    2) Learn the difference between “your” and “you’re.”
    3) Learn the difference between “to” and “too.”

    • Joseph

      Seriously? do you not have anything better to do that criticize peoples english?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YBLG4ITXT3N37UHY4CWTUEE6DI walrus0721

        “that criticize peoples english”

        1. You meant ‘than”
        2. You meant “people’s”
        3. English is capitalized

        Ignorance begets ignorance. If articles like these were grammar-checked more frequently and thoroughly, grammar Nazism would not be necessary, and neither would your response.

      • JPaul0826

        Dear Walrus0821,

        You’re a complete jackass. You probably have no life, other than the one you’re living on this website and other’s, for that matter. Are you serious? You’re going to visit a site which has an article about a cell phone, and bash everyone’s grammatical skill level? You’re a joke and an excuse for a human being. You describe your actions as “grammar Nazism”, I would agree on the Nazism part of that self description, except for the grammar portion of it. You’re just a fucking Nazi, and there’s no room on this planet for you to take up. Go fuck yourself. Find an error on that, you bastard.

        P.S. Cannot wait for this phone!!

      • JPaul0826

        P.S. I would have corrected your username, but your really were not that important. No one cares what your username is, you jackass!

      • JPaul0826

        Hey Walrus, did you catch that “your” error? Yeah, you fucking jackass, I bet you were looking for something wrong in my spelling so you would have something to say. You’re easily manipulated you dumb ass. Quit looking for error’s in people’s grammar and start looking for a life, you jackaass!

      • JPaul0826

        Haha, there you go trying to correct me again on the “your” “error”. You idiot, we’re all one step ahead of you. Go fuck yourself, or have one of your Nazi friends help you do that. Loser.

      • melnveet

        You meant “errors”

      • JPaul0826

        Dear Walrus0821,

        You’re a complete jackass. You probably have no life, other than the one you’re living on this website and other’s, for that matter. Are you serious? You’re going to visit a site which has an article about a cell phone, and bash everyone’s grammatical skill level? You’re a joke and an excuse for a human being. You describe your actions as “grammar Nazism”, I would agree on the Nazism part of that self description, except for the grammar portion of it. You’re just a fucking Nazi, and there’s no room on this planet for you to take up. Go fuck yourself. Find an error on that, you bastard.

        P.S. Cannot wait for this phone!!

    • Joseph

      Seriously? do you not have anything better to do that criticize peoples english?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q7TANGU6ATPGNVVRETGRZPECDU Steve Larson

      Scott, get a life. This is not an English grammar forum, it’s a tech forum.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q7TANGU6ATPGNVVRETGRZPECDU Steve Larson

      Scott, get a life. This is not an English grammar forum, it’s a tech forum.

  • Chris

    I just heard from a friend that Best Buy is selling the HTC Thunderbolt right now. Run down to your local store…the lines are forming!!!!

  • CuseCutie

    My friend who works for Verizon said it’s delayed till middle of March because of Skype – so it will have Skype when released, I guess that’s worth the wait then

    • http://twitter.com/rckymtnrfc Ryan Clayton

      Everyone seems to have a friend that works at Verizon and allthey seem to have some insider info. I don’t buy it. I have a friend who works for Verizon and she doesn’t know anything about release dates on the Thunderbolt. And she’s one of the trainers that teaches the reps about the phone and features.

      Oh, and the phone isn’t delayed because there hasn’t been any release date (except rumors). You can’t delay something if it doesn’t have a date already.

      • Jrer34

        Didn’t Verizon or HTC say at CES that the phone would be out mid-February? If so, i would say its fine to say its delayed since it is no longer mid-February. I could be wrong about them saying that though.

  • Jrer34

    it seems pretty dumb to me to make people wait just for skype. its a cool little feature but not necessary right off the bat. I had to put my SIM card in a prepaid phone because my G1 stopped working just to hold me over until this phone comes out. I do not need to video chat. i need to have a phone that i can get email on for work and that syncs with my Gmail account for my contacts. Screw skype. give us the phone!

    • TinaYorker11

      This better be an amazing phone for a loser like yourself (Jrer34) to have to use a prepaid phone. You are probably a huge dork and a hoshwa.
      As for this guy JPaul0826, you are just as much of a loser. How can you say anyone else has no life when you made 4 posts in a 5 minute time period. Seems to me like you are the pimple head loser with no life. You should evaluate yourself and make some major changes. I would consider finding a job first off. I bet you stink.

      • Pants

        troll faced troll

  • mmroad

    Does anyone know if there would be any issues if I used the hotspot functionality to access the internet with my laptop? Assume power is not an issue and I do not download music or video on it, so no exceeding the 5MB limit. I am just trying to get a better connection and a cool phone when I work on the road. Cannot use the USB 4G modem for other reasons.

  • dennyd

    i called a best buy here in denver today and they told me not until the 24th…but when i called a verzion store, they had no clue, nor have they even been trained on the new phone yet…at this rate, i feel it won’t be until the middle of march until it’s released :/ the waiting game continues…. … .. .

    • http://twitter.com/rckymtnrfc Ryan Clayton

      Training has started (at least with the techs, not the sales people), I can say that much because my friend is one of the trainers here in Colorado. She knew about the phone when I asked her about it but she didn’t have any info on a release date.

  • dennyd

    i called a best buy here in denver today and they told me not until the 24th…but when i called a verzion store, they had no clue, nor have they even been trained on the new phone yet…at this rate, i feel it won’t be until the middle of march until it’s released :/ the waiting game continues…. … .. .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q7TANGU6ATPGNVVRETGRZPECDU Steve Larson

    I was in the Best Buy in Thousand Oaks, CA and they had the xoom for presales only and did not know when the Thunderbolt would come in. I got a chance to see the xoom face to face and it looks amazing. I’m so disappointed with Verizon’s insistence on a 2 year contract. The product looks pretty amazing and makes the Ipad look old and clunky.

    • Wtfverizon

      i went to a bb in boston and they said they got 5 xooms in and they were claimed by 5 preorders. i asked about the tbolt and they said monday very confidently

  • Hanti

    The HTC Thunderbolt has terrible battery life on 4G. Web browsing/streaming video/text only manages 2hrs of battery life. This is a test unit but don’t expect much better.

    • http://twitter.com/rckymtnrfc Ryan Clayton

      Really? Because you are the first person to quote a 2 hour battery life….of all the reviews and sites that have test units. Maybe you got a bad battery because there is no way they would sell the phone with a 2 hour battery life.

  • denverdroid

    Great. Except March 4th is a Friday so is it 3/3 or 3/4 or will it ever lauch?

    • Jrer34

      Isnt it funny how everyone is now talking about those dates just because of a tweet that some Best Buy posted and the date doesnt even match with the day of the week they said? Sounds like a real trustworthy source….

    • Jrer34

      Isnt it funny how everyone is now talking about those dates just because of a tweet that some Best Buy posted and the date doesnt even match with the day of the week they said? Sounds like a real trustworthy source….

    • Jrer34

      Isnt it funny how everyone is now talking about those dates just because of a tweet that some Best Buy posted and the date doesnt even match with the day of the week they said? Sounds like a real trustworthy source….

  • denverdroid

    Great. Except March 4th is a Friday so is it 3/3 or 3/4 or will it ever lauch?

  • JeffsMomsHonkers

    I just read this phone will not come out until July 2011!!!! I cannot believe this. I have been using a pay phone for the last month.

  • shawn

    How can a phone be delayed when it has never had an official release date yet? Furthermore, Verizon has stated that anything released before March would be a bonus. Get your facts straight.

  • Johny

    Verizon never gave it a release date. Enough with the phone being “delayed”. It was never announced so it can not be delayed. Maybe its not coming as soon as you would like but this is not a delay

  • Johny

    Verizon never gave it a release date. Enough with the phone being “delayed”. It was never announced so it can not be delayed. Maybe its not coming as soon as you would like but this is not a delay

    • Anonymous

      just because they didn’t announce a date doesn’t mean they didn’t have one. They tweeted 2 weeks ago that it might be coming sooner than expected, which means they had it internally slated for a date that has since been delayed. Yes, it isn’t a delay on their recored, but it does warrant the question, “why?”

  • Johny

    Verizon never gave it a release date. Enough with the phone being “delayed”. It was never announced so it can not be delayed. Maybe its not coming as soon as you would like but this is not a delay

  • Fish Sticks

    I’m so sick of these stupid games Verizon plays. If you want my continued business you’re going to have to earn it. There are plenty of other providers in my area with good service and nice phones. Big middle finger to Verizon!

  • Guest

    My money is on the delay being because of Apple/Intel launching their “Thunderbolt” connector today. Don’t want to share the press.

  • xguntherc

    lol.. it may not have been announced publicly but I was at CES and saw the huge announcement that was on a 30 ft TV. lol. they said coming in Feb. Oh and thanks for pointing out the wrong date. I was just quoting the twitter post.

  • sam

    Everyone has their bullshit “magic bullet theories”about release dates, delays, etc.Best Buy doesn’t have a f**k’in clue.Verizon hasn’t made an official announcement yet.When i get an e-mail from Verizon saying that the T’bolt is available then i’ll believe it.

  • sam

    Everyone has their bullshit “magic bullet theories”about release dates, delays, etc.Best Buy doesn’t have a f**k’in clue.Verizon hasn’t made an official announcement yet.When i get an e-mail from Verizon saying that the T’bolt is available then i’ll believe it.

  • IWantThunderbolt

    Popherald already reported March launch date, duhh Android Community. (They reported that last week).

    http://www.popherald.com/htc-thunderbolt-release-date-verizon-iphone-skype/5043

  • RumorMill

    My brothers neighbors Aunts cousin is a Best Buy Manager at Verizon, and she says that the “Thunder” will be released on 2/28, but the “bolt” won’t be out until 3/17 at the earliest. They do, however, have a special running on some old Motorola Q phones.

  • Wow

    All joking aside, Verizon is really embarassing themselves with this whole lack of information. I’m waiting until Monday and if it’s not out yet – I’m seriously going to A T & T to check out the Atrix. I never thought I’d switch carriers, but I need a new phone badly and can’t keep hoping for some info on this. You’re a multi-billion dollar corporation… provide a release date already!

  • Wow

    All joking aside, Verizon is really embarassing themselves with this whole lack of information. I’m waiting until Monday and if it’s not out yet – I’m seriously going to A T & T to check out the Atrix. I never thought I’d switch carriers, but I need a new phone badly and can’t keep hoping for some info on this. You’re a multi-billion dollar corporation… provide a release date already!

  • jonesing4mynewstuff

    I have been following release dates officially posted by Best Buy on both Thunderbolt and Xoom, as well as tech sites and rumors. Here in Indianapolis our Sunday paper Best Buy ad shows both released today. I stopped in Verizon from time to time with their constant answer being totally clueless. I stopped in Best Buy and same thing until this week when they said that they would both be in on Wednesday’s truck but they couldn’t sell them until Thursday morning 2/24. I was second in line today, with four others right behind at 10:01 when they opened. Only one phone sales clerk who took 45 minutes to sell the Xoom in front of me, then they tell me that only the east coast stores got the Thunderbolt today so I was out of luck.

    I have decided to keep my original Droid phone instead of the Thunderbolt whenever it releases. A 4G phone with no real 4G data network here except at airport, no date on voice on 4G, plus the phone doesn’t even have Gingerbread.

    The Xoom without wifi only, a $200 price bump last minute, and no Adobe flash support, and why am I not excited anymore?

    Wanted the Galaxy Tab until it hit shelves without voice capability and on phone based OS instead of Honeycomb. Then waited on this first Verizon super phone which is delayed from 2/14 to 2/24 to who knows when (don’t want to hear about no ‘official release’ date because Best Buy is their exclusive retailer not Verizon so their word is “official” as it gets), and finally was planning on getting the Xoom today too but with no flash support, no wifi only, I will just keep my ipad and droid phone until a fully operational tablet comes out with dual core processor, flash ready, voice ready, and on Honeycomb, and wait for an full smart phone on Gingerbread with 4G network that is actually available to be used on voice and data…

    Been hooked on the hopes/promises/hype, but will wait until the Fall and the let the technology manufacturers actually bring their products up to date and to the market.

  • Gretta90

    Let me tell you like it is, Verizon employees had a meeting today about the Thunderbolt and it will be released 1-2 weeks, it’s not Verizon but when HTC wants ton release the phone. What’s going on folks, no need to read any further.

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone tell me how Best Buy has already sold these in the store but Verizon can’t release them yet???? Our store had them this past Sunday!!!! More info

  • redmama

    I went to a Best Buy here in MN last Sunday and they told me it would be in on 2/24 (yesterday), so they let me preorder and I had to put $50 down. Then I called Wed. to see if they got it early and they told me it was delayed and that they knew it was delayed indefinitely last Sunday!!! I was so pissed. I was like, if you knew it was delayed last Sunday, then why did your salesperson LAST SUNDAY tell me it was coming out on Thursday. I’ve been waiting for a phone to come out that I REALLY wanted in order for me to renew my contract and this was the phone. Now I’m not so sure if they’re going to keep playing games. And now I also heard it won’t come out with Skype installed. It’s BS.

  • Russdogg3000

    How about Friday March 4th, its not on a Thursday. Geez even the authors cant be trusted…

  • Meg12

    This is getting rediculous. I am debating switching phone carriers! I don’t know why Verizon can not release a date for the htc ” T bolt”. I have been waiting since the first date available to pre-order and here We are over a week out! Verizon is hurting themsleves…..that I phone might not be so bad after all!!