It appears that the February 24th release date for the HTC ThunderBolt from Verizon just wasn’t soon enough. Verizon’s just sent out a tweet telling the world that “many have waited for the iPhone” but that it doesn’t matter since the ThunderBolt will be out, yes, “sooner than expected.” Maybe they’ll have em today at the Google event? Nah.

Take a look at where the ThunderBolt gets shivved into the points board in a column by the name of Shooting for the Middle. Or you could check out a quick walk-through of the device. Then you could take a peek at the fact that it’ll have talk and data at the same time.