You’ve heard essentially every single date from here to the end of February for a release date for the ThunderBolt, the pre-order for ThunderBolt, and everything else in between. For instance there was a February 28th date for release, a February 24th date for release, and even a March 10th date for release. All of these may very well be untrue given the seemingly undercover photo we’ve just been slipped. Here it appears that the official release date for the HTC ThunderBolt at Best Buy on Verizon is March 10th, 2011.

Now this is a tip of the semi-anonymous tip, a cool tipper by the name of catalase, but the amount of tips of this type we’ve received of this type in the past that ended up being true weighed up against those that ended up being bunk are very much so tipped in favor of truthiness, if you know what I mean. But why has there been so much coverage of the release date for this particular phone, you might ask? Because it’s a freaking awesome phone, that’s why, you silly.

Have a look at the coverage we’ve already got here on Android Community and behold below our hands-on video we collected back at CES 2011. This nice lady will let you know all about this phone that’s currently driving the entire Android world bonkers:

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— thanks again, catalase!