HTC ThunderBolt Rooftop Ad Released

February 21, 2011
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Oh man the ThunderBolt has such big potential for amazing commercials that we're surprised there haven't been more of them. This is the first commercial we've seen post-MWC 2011 (isn't it funny that conventions have become our holiday markers?) Have a look at it below and let us know if it pumps you up to the level that tiny announcements about its release date and pricing do. Then, just for kicks, tell us if you actually know how fast and nice the phone is, or if you're just super excited because clearly ThunderBolt is the greatest name for a phone since BlackBerry.

Don't hate! BlackBerry is a phone that's still worldwide, full of popularity and although its purchase rate is decreasing, you'd be hard pressed to enter a nightclub that didn't have at least 2 BBs to every Android. Of course iPhone is pretty good too. The commercial you're about to see shows a man harnessing nature with a bunch of gigantic cords, allowing a lightening bolt to strike a tower and shoot itself through to the ThunderBolt handset. Of course this adds to its immensity to such a degree that it's said to have "Immense power, scorching speed, the first phone strong enough to run on the fastest most advanced 4G network in America."

A few important points you might have missed: first, there's a little warning telling you to not attempt this yourself. It'd be just terrible for everyone. Second, they let you know that the screen images are simulated (so don't expect the startup screen to blast smoke at you.) And I've just got to tell you: lightening doesn't work like that, but we all wish it did. Get yourself a tuning fork and try to make science fiction real and you'll be scorched by speed, but film it and it might turn out better.

*NOTE: we don't want you killing yourself for a commercial, so please PLEASE don't attempt to capture lightening or anything like that.


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  • Htctb

    Watching ABC tonight, they showed the TB commercial no less than 5-6 times. It’s got to be coming soon.

    • Hpradford

      I sure hope sô

  • VZWCFO

    The Thunderbolt’s release date has been officially announced: The 24th.

    • Droiddd

      According to who

  • Johnny Verizon

    Official release date of Feb 29th.

    • Xxx

      Whered you get this from ?

    • Resti4567

      @ Johnny. When is the last time you looked at how many days in Feb. You sound like a reliable source. I wouldn’t hold your breath. Software issues and lack of testing are holding up release date. Verizon has dropped the ball on this one. They have pissed alot of people off. In addition, rumors are saying no Skype and the price may have gone up to $299.00. WTF. Talk about adding insult to injury. Also, the ads are a joke. They lack detail and marketing. They can’t even get that right. I am going to pass on the tb. I do not feel comfortable after all this. I am going to see what rolls out first. I can predict a major dissapointment with this phone. Not worth the money. The IPhone 3 was a flop and I am sure Verizon will screw this up.

      • BruinDanny

        It’s obviously a joke. February 29 doesn’t exist (most of the time) meaning it’s not coming out for a while.

      • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

        WOW Resti4567 you’ve got some SERIOUS issues with Verizon. Halfway through your paragraph I started thinking you were planted by some company or another, but by the end I just decided you’re so harsh you’re unreal!

      • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

        WOW Resti4567 you’ve got some SERIOUS issues with Verizon. Halfway through your paragraph I started thinking you were planted by some company or another, but by the end I just decided you’re so harsh you’re unreal!

    • Resti4567

      @ Johnny. When is the last time you looked at how many days in Feb. You sound like a reliable source. I wouldn’t hold your breath. Software issues and lack of testing are holding up release date. Verizon has dropped the ball on this one. They have pissed alot of people off. In addition, rumors are saying no Skype and the price may have gone up to $299.00. WTF. Talk about adding insult to injury. Also, the ads are a joke. They lack detail and marketing. They can’t even get that right. I am going to pass on the tb. I do not feel comfortable after all this. I am going to see what rolls out first. I can predict a major disappointment with this phone. Not worth the money. The IPhone 3 was a flop and I am sure Verizon will screw this up. I would count on the phone coming out the first week in March if you are lucky.

  • want4gNOW

    I always like verizon, until now. They must have the worst business savvy people every. The pushing release day back scandal, no skype after advertising it, a 3g iphone when 4g exist. and to top it all off there marketing had a great commercial and flopped the ending.

  • Jnkjn

    fu..ck the thunderbolt and verizon . i’m sick of their stupid strategies. They made iphone look worthless and now all this drama about a delayed 4g.

  • presti4455

    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 ($50.00 increase from Best Buys pre-order price). 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. Also, no Skype upon release and no comfirmed release date. 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.