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Interested in Paying $749 Full Retail for a Thunderbolt?

We’ve been ignoring this story all day while holding out hope that it’s just a placeholder price and would be changed come actual release, but we thought it should be at least mentioned to you all now.  Our peeps deep inside the ropes at Best Buy are showing that a $749 full retail price for the HTC Thunderbolt is currently all up in the joint.  Could be final, could be vapor, could be evil, could be nothing to worry about.  We won’t know until the phone is announced.      

Our buddies at Droid Attic and Android Police have the screenshots to prove it.

Speechless.  Yep, I am.  As someone that only buys phones at full retail to avoid being locked into a contract, this is not exactly getting me excited about the new wave of 4G LTE devices.  A little LTE radio really adds $150 in value to a phone?  I’ll stop my personal comments there until we know if this is true or not.

And hopefully we find out something else after the i*hone lines die down, because man, they were crazy this morning!

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  • http://twitter.com/OMFGitsJUSTIN OMFGitsJUSTIN

    Funny how to make a jab at the apple store. At least those customers got a welcome and round of applause. You walk into a Verizon store and only get your name on a touch screen……

  • Viper76269

    3 words….Buy Back Program

  • angermeans

    I don’t think it’s so much the LTE radio that may have raised the price on this phone. More the SLCD screen and included 32gb SD card. Those don’t come cheap even if you buy them in bulk and will for sure raise the price of the phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

    Best Buy tried charging me that much for the Droid X on its release date. Luckily there was a corporate verizon rep there that was able to price match the real retail price that was on verizons site. They without a doubt jack up the retail price so I wouldn’t go by this price at all.

  • Anonymous

    if 750 is the price. whats stopping me from opening a new line @ 250, then cancel new contract after 30 days and the etf is 375 for a total of 625?

  • Anonymous

    Umm, wow

  • Anonymous

    LOL, 2 suckers lined up for the crap phone. 20 plus store employees for 2 people. Loved it when it panned to Jay Leno at end, what a riot. Nothing to worry about my Android brothers and sisters.

    Oh, back to the phone. $249 on a 2 year contract is starting to look good. I wonder how much the Bionic will cost?

  • Anonymous

    LOL, 2 suckers lined up for the crap phone. 20 plus store employees for 2 people. Loved it when it panned to Jay Leno at end, what a riot. Nothing to worry about my Android brothers and sisters.

    Oh, back to the phone. $249 on a 2 year contract is starting to look good. I wonder how much the Bionic will cost?

  • Jeffejames

    If they think 750 is a reasonable price for this device they can shove a Thunderbolt right in there hole, esp after all the BS games and secrets that have been jerking us around for so long.
    There are not secrets you Jack Wagons!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

    I dont believe that price, and I cant believe it evey says employee discounts…last time I worked at Bestbuy they didnt offer employee discounts on the cell phones…just on the service

  • Jclose1

    It says in stock on the bottom !2/14/2011

  • Creliandobi

    apparently, according to inventory shots–it’s also being released Monday the 14th…if ya get what i’m saying here.
    i’d say this is an old screen shot. i’ll wait for something final.

  • Mr. Joe

    What’s so surprising? There’s a lot more to this phone besides the LTE chip in it. Like OH I don’t know the 32 GB SD card? Man those are EXPENSIVE like $77 for one.

    It’s a little high but I’ve seen phones priced higher. If you’re used to unocked phones then you really shouldn’t be complaining.

  • http://twitter.com/jasenmaster Jasen Master

    I agree as well. Kellex was super cool when he just reported on Droid information and actually respected other technology. Now, he’s just another typical wannabe trying to be like BGR or other techblogs. And yes, I’m still a DROID 1 user. Just can’t stand it any longer.

  • http://twitter.com/jasenmaster Jasen Master

    I agree as well. Kellex was super cool when he just reported on Droid information and actually respected other technology. Now, he’s just another typical wannabe trying to be like BGR or other techblogs. And yes, I’m still a DROID 1 user. Just can’t stand it any longer.

    • EC8CH

      This site or it’s style of reporting hasn’t changed since it started. Best thing about Droid-Life is that Kellex and the other contributors to this blog write in such a way that they feel like one of us and not someone trying to act like they are above their readers just so they can pretend to be some kind of self important journalist. Droid-Life is a blog for android fans written by android fans and that’s why I like it.

  • Droidboy

    That video just made me lose all respect for Kleenex, I mean Kellex. He won’t even spell iPhone inside a post for Christ-sake! Once my favorite information for Droid information, now a lost follower and deleted bookmark.

    • http://twitter.com/Craigboy Craig Boyte

      huh? That video was awesome

    • http://twitter.com/Craigboy Craig Boyte

      huh? That video was awesome

    • Anonymous

      fine try find another amazing droid site.

    • EC8CH

      If this is the first time you’ve seen an *pple reference spelled with an apostrophe, you my friend have not been reading Droid-Life for very long.

  • Ufish2

    in 2-3 months buy from amazon for a penny….glory today…but soon forgotten..< owner of a X ::):)::):)

  • Glpd46

    android central just confirmed an official release date of the 24th. finally we get a date…and that video is too funny.

  • EC8CH

    I love how the second girl stops and waits for a second before going in. Was she thinking they didn’t have enough people inside to help both of them and she needed to wait here turn, or was she thinking:

    “This is nutz… maybe I don’t want to buy a ticket to crazy town.”

  • Mike

    I went on the My Verizon Site just now and it’s sickening how much advertising is there for iPhone. I’m eligible for an upgrade now and it has it’s own button for ordering the iPhone 4. No more Droid advertising…I really hope this isn’t a sign of Verizon bending over backwards for Apple like AT&T did.

    • Anonymous

      It’s there whether you’re eligible or not. I actually wrote an email about hoy annoying it was. They called me the next day.

  • EC8CH

    Joke:

    How many *pple employees does it take to sell two phones?

    • Anonymous

      20. 18 to stand in line clapping & 2 too process the sale.

  • rm

    Wow – I was thinking about buying this thing at full retail but not with a $749 pricetag. Looks like I am spending that $50 best buy gift card I got from the pre order on something else!

  • rm

    Wow – I was thinking about buying this thing at full retail but not with a $749 pricetag. Looks like I am spending that $50 best buy gift card I got from the pre order on something else!

  • rm

    Wow – I was thinking about buying this thing at full retail but not with a $749 pricetag. Looks like I am spending that $50 best buy gift card I got from the pre order on something else!

  • rm

    Wow – I was thinking about buying this thing at full retail but not with a $749 pricetag. Looks like I am spending that $50 best buy gift card I got from the pre order on something else!

  • rm

    Wow – I was thinking about buying this thing at full retail but not with a $749 pricetag. Looks like I am spending that $50 best buy gift card I got from the pre order on something else!

  • rm

    Wow – I was thinking about buying this thing at full retail but not with a $749 pricetag. Looks like I am spending that $50 best buy gift card I got from the pre order on something else!

  • rm

    Wow – I was thinking about buying this thing at full retail but not with a $749 pricetag. Looks like I am spending that $50 best buy gift card I got from the pre order on something else!