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Best Buy Tweets the 14th for the Thunderbolt, Verizon Remains Silent

Another Best Buy store has mentioned February 14th as the official date for the HTC Thunderbolt, but Verizon still remains silent.  In the tweet you are seeing above, a New Jersey BBY is reminding folks that they can come into stores now to pre-order and expect to see the phone by next Monday, the day it is “due to be released.”  We’d love to tell you that if you drop $50 on it now or did over the weekend that you’ll see it on the 14th especially with this sweet new Thunderbolt commercial in the wild, but something just doesn’t feel right after seeing this tweet from VZW earlier…

Silliest phone announcement ever. For real.

Cheers Fredy!

  • Liglesias2

    No real dates has any one got one

  • RichR

    2 words…. VERIZON IPHONE…. That’s why we are seeing a silly release date…

  • Anonymous

    Nothing to see here….move along now…

  • Billy

    Well, if Verizon were to announce that the Thunderbolt is $249 and the 4g plan is the same price as 3g before the iPhone launch, they’d end up with a lot of extra iphones on their hands. I think that data plan price is the key to their keeping their mouth shut. They want to sell as many 3g phones as they can because if that price is indeed the same, 3g phones will be worth almost nothing after that announcement.

  • Malonzo85

    I can honestly say I don’t give a F*** anymore this is just stupid…

  • Marty B

    Is it going to be on sale at Verizon too

  • http://twitter.com/Nastrodamous Andre Davis

    i had to break down and buy an incredible today been without a phone for 2 weeks now, and they just keep playing games. If its the 14th great, i can take back the incredible if not, ill just stick with what i have, i only signed a one year contract anyway.

  • WormDoes

    I still think VZW won’t release this until 15 days after the iPhone. That way buyers are stuck with an inferior product and Crapple gets their lime light. Heads up with the TB they’d get destroyed. I know it, you know it, and they know it.

    • WormDoes

      *that way iPhone users..

      • WormDoes

        Jeeez, I’m a ruhtard today :/ that way iPhone BUYERS. 3rd times a charm

    • Andy

      honestly apple fanboys are happy with their inferior product. No reasoning works with those people. They do not care about specs or data speed. They just want an iphone. They have waited this long they are willing to wait for restocking

  • shelleyjr

    What I don’t understand with Verizon is that they have to know the iPhone customer and the TB customer aren’t the same target market. I mean really, who on here is seriously going to get an iPhone?

  • http://twitter.com/MarkyD311 MarkyD

    I went to BBM today and pre-ordered mine. On their documentation it showed the 14th all over the place, with the *subject to change* disclaimer. I can’t help but think VZW is going to, by some last minute decision, delay this. I hope not.

  • Brettramin

    Ok, so we have no official price for the phone or the plan, and no date from anyone other than the leaked best buy console pictures/random store tweets and febrero from Verizon. It is beyond me why anyone would pay to reserve a phone not knowing any of these things and not even getting a real look at the actual phone.
    Im wondering if that commercial we saw actually ment that the shit storm has finally arrived. We are about to see alot more confusion about dates and prices. It’s already hit kellex pretty hard. Poor guy can’t even spell his headings correctly anymore.

    • Andy

      If you have seen the desire HD you have seen the thunderbolt. Essentially the exact same device in terms of body/resolution/sense UI/etc. As for the deposit….it is a $50 best buy gift card you could use for anything if you decided not to get the phone.

  • Kweb

    My contract is up march 3rd….hmm i think im paying 600 for the phone because i will not let this phone be sold out…i hate my env touch!!!!!

    • brett

      I just broke both the screens on my env touch a few days ago so I am using the keyboard to make calls n shit in the blind. Thank god my contract is up this week. Thunderbolt all the way.

  • Greg

    Verizon will play this game up until Friday morning, after the histeria about the 3g Verizon iphone dies down, and after the media coverage on Thursday.. then BAM.. Out the blue Friday morning.

    “Thunderbolt. 2.14.10″ commercials spring up.

    Verizon knows this is good marketing because people will be PISSED about the iphone being sold out.. and will offer them a substitute. WIN For ANDROID!

  • Krobin 350

    Vzw starting to piss me off. This is getting a lil old… Just give us a date already!!! What’s with the big secret? Who cares bout the i*hone!

  • http://twitter.com/PlankLongBeard Planklongbeard

    That Store Is like 10 Blocks From My House! =) I’m Uber Excited!

  • John R Ruddick

    Verizon Wireless will release a date for the HTC Thunderbolt when we are ready. For now, we are concentrating Apple iPhone 4 for the next few days until its release. Verizon Wireless has in no way given Best Buy a hard launch date for the HTC Thunderbolt as everything which was discussed was known to be tentative. Best Buy may be pushing these pre-orders early, but they are in no way concrete. Have patience, as this phone will come to you as fast as lightning!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=162600208 Taylor Blackley
    • Greg

      Exactly. February is ONLY 28 days long… 14 is.. Middle., right? haha.

  • Viper76269

    i say the 24th. just saying yo. i have an insider

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=162600208 Taylor Blackley
  • David

    Would it be a possibility that they are talking to Htc about putting the Droid brand on it?

  • Doug_vine

    Why can’t Verizon just post the dates and prices? Are they keeping silent to boost iPhone sales? I’ve been hoping to get specific dates and prices by now on everything coming out this month and next month for a while now.

    • Anonymous

      I absolutely believe its due to the iphone. I am happy for all those who’ve received their iphone. But, dammit vz share the love and stop your marketing games.

      • Greg

        Verizon will play this game up until Friday morning, after the histeria about the 3g Verizon iphone dies down, and after the media coverage on Thursday.. then BAM.. Out the blue Friday morning.

        “Thunderbolt. 2.14.10″ commercials spring up.

        Verizon knows this is good marketing because people will be PISSED about the iphone being sold out.. and will offer them a substitute. WIN For ANDROID!

    • Anonymous

      Of course it’s to boost the i*hone sales. Crapple probably made them sign an agreement that they can’t even talk about other phones until their’s is released.

  • Anonymous

    14TH 14TH 14TH 14TH! :D

  • Anonymous

    14TH 14TH 14TH 14TH! :D

  • Anonymous

    That sounds like a canned response from Apple. Anyone else remember that Outer Limits episode where the weird aliens attach themselves to human brain stems and control the body?

  • Anonymous

    That sounds like a canned response from Apple. Anyone else remember that Outer Limits episode where the weird aliens attach themselves to human brain stems and control the body?

  • Greg

    I have a problem with knowing a phones release before the actual plan that comes with it. I’m praying it’s only an addition $9.99 charge for the extra 4g

    • Anonymous

      It was already discussed. Here on Droid Life. There’s no extra charge, like some of us have been saying.

  • Fredy

    They(VZW) needs to just go ahead and say the release date

  • fartbubbler

    the 24th or 14th? After all the different rumors, I think you’ve confused yourself lol

    • Anonymous

      14th! Sorry!

  • Greg

    Sound like Verizon got outst, and they are going to release it the 14th, just to shit on Best Buy and the people who preordered and have to wait.. Just like Best Buy did with the Blackberry Storm

  • http://twitter.com/JFMFT Josh Fowler

    Fail :P You said 24th in title, but referenced the 14th throughout the article! :]

    • EC8CH

      I think the Thunderbolt release date is seriously starting to mess with Kellex :-P

    • Anonymous

      I’m racking up the mistakes today. :(

      • http://twitter.com/annduhroo Andrew LeMasters

        Nice reference at the end there. Verizon, you are so dumb. You are really dumb, for real. =P

        • Jermeyx237

          Haha i get it!

        • Me

          hide yo’ release, hide yo’ news

          • Anonymous

            I took that “Me” literally and thought wait.. when did I write this? Clever =D