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This Weekend’s Entire Best Buy Ad is Out, No Changes on Thunderbolt or XOOM Including Spelling Errors

This Sunday’s entire Best Buy ad is floating around the interwebs and hasn’t changed at all since we showed it to you late last week. The HTC Thunderbolt is still listed at $249 on contract, $749 off, and without a firm release date.  The Motorola XOOM on the other hand is still showing at $799 with a 2/24 date which Sanjay Jha confirmed on Wednesday, so again, no surprise there.  The funny thing is the fact that those awful spelling errors (activative!) are still included.  They’ve had 2 weeks to update this thing, but decided it wasn’t worth the effort I guess.

Oh, we’re still expecting the pre-order to start on the 20th.  

And if for some reason you need the entire ad, you can download it here.

Cheers Dave, ckeegan and Evilmunkeh!

  • GuestTB

    Well according to this ad it looks like it will be out the 20th! This ad is for the 20th so by the pic it looks like it is available.

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  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    I want the xoom

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y7Q3GFOJEQRQQ4CTE2K26DMCFE elvis

    are they going to have a pre-order for the thunderbolt available?, or is that date for the thunderbolt?

  • yeti

    so i just heard something new from my local verizon rep, and maybe this is old news, but it was a shock to me. first off, i prefaced with the fact that i was off-contract and was looking for the most advanced phone, which led her to ask, “are you talking about the thunderbolt?” she immediately said that they officially were allowed to go public with the the feb 24 launch date (this is near atlanta, fyi.) i asked why this wasn’t published and she only speculated that it had to do with iphone sales.

    after asking several questions about signal strength and 4g-related questions, she told me that on the 24th, the thunderbolt would be available, but would only run on the 3g cdma network until summer, when they would officially launch the mobile 4g lte network. this means that no matter where you are, the thunderbolt will only be 3g till some time this summer. she called it a “4g ready” phone, to be later upgraded to 4g.

    did i miss this? i was under the impression that if you were in a 4g city, it worked at launch. i guess i was being overly optimistic…

    • Drew66

      WTF?? I will take with a grain of salt but if that is the case then I will not be getting this phone.

      • yeti

        and to clarify, this was an isolated event and i haven’t heard anything from anywhere else, so classify this under “rumor/misinformation” until further notice.

    • DBEvans

      Sounds like a confused employee … the Xoom will launch 3G and be eligible to have an upgrade to a 4G radio this summer – she probably got the products confused.

    • DBEvans

      Sounds like a confused employee … the Xoom will launch 3G and be eligible to have an upgrade to a 4G radio this summer – she probably got the products confused.

  • Phil

    Anyone know if the FM radio in the Thunderbolt can be used as an FM transmitter? It would be nice to send audio to my car’s speakers.

    • Hoot352

      If not, it would be great to have an app for it…if that’s possible.

  • http://www.techstify.com R Carroll

    Curious no mention of WiFi version availability…

  • Vaheredity

    Where is this ad coming from? It’s not on the Best Buy website. They still have the one from last Sunday up.

    • Tim242

      Is it Sunday yet?

    • Tim242

      Is it Sunday yet?

  • TartyFarty

    I hate Verizon for not using as much money as they wasted on the iPhone to market this set. Its like coming out with a low key piece of garbage. Whats wrong with the marketing people at the big red? All of the above statements assume that the phone is actually being released on the 24th since Verizon never said anything.

  • RaptorOO7

    I did stop into the BB near my office where I did my pre-order. The clerk there said he does has no new info, only the rumor of the 24th, and he did confirm that YES, I can get a refund on my pre-order if I wanted to. So clearly BB is taking the heat due to Verizon jerking the chain. I figure if it doesn’t come out by EOM I will very likely just cancel my pre-order and see what comes out in March by then we will have more options.

  • Kevoskee

    Thunderbolt please strike and brings euphoria to my hands.

  • (v)urphy

    In other news, you can pre-order the XOOM from Wirefly today…straight from the horse’s mouth on their FB page

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      I dont see it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nat-Thompson/1304370425 Nat Thompson

    this is exactly why they took rebates out. so they can make prices like these.

  • Kornfag11

    I bought a 10.1 inch netbook last year for $299. Intel atom duel core processor, 160g hard drive, wifi, 3 usb ports, sd card port, windows xp, can’t remember any more. I love the tablet concept, and I love android os, but $799 for one is murder! So my netbook is running windows, so what. Its not a touch screen, oh well. And it doesn’t have all the neat bells and whistles that the android os on the xoom has, ok. All I do on my netbook is surf the web. Do I really need to pay $799 for something that mostly only does the same thing?

    • http://smartic.us bryanl

      If you cores are dueling are they really getting work done? On a more serious note, the Tegra 2 inside of the Xoom is much more powerful than the Atom.

      Also, why do people feel the need to compare notebook/netbooks with tablets? Although their features do have some overlap, the tablet’s extreme portability plus usage form factor puts it in a different league. Ultimately the prices will come down, but this is still new technology, and prices are generally high for new technology. Remember when the RAZR came out and how much it cost? A phone like that today is cheap. Remember when notebooks cost thousands? Not anymore. The tablet will eventually come down in prices as well.

      • Anonymous

        I agree, plus I’m not a fan of netbooks at all. It’s a shrunken, cramped, slow laptop for $100 less.

        You could use the why should I buy *x* when I can get *z* for a lot of things. Why buy a netbook when a decent laptop is the same price and does more? Why buy a laptop when a desktop is the same price and can do more? Why buy a smartphone when I have a laptop and a feature phone for cheaper total cost?

      • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

        I’ve noticed in increase in the amount of spelling, grammar, and word use “correction” that has been going on lately on the internet. What a shame – I immediately write off anything you might say afterwords. Do you correct acquaintances during casual conversation?

        • http://smartic.us bryanl

          I said it in jest. Sorry to anger you. I’ll cower back to my hole now.

        • Anonymous

          There’s no increase really, ever since there’s been message boards it’s been pretty common. I don’t think Bryan’s was bad at all. He said it jokingly, not rudely, and answered the original question.

          On a related note. if I’m on a message board or forum, if someone quotes a post and puts “this” under it, I wont read the rest of their post out of annoyance.

        • grammarianX

          Yea, it’s a shame that people want to understand and to be understood. Keep on defending ignorance and stupidity! Be right in your wrongness!

        • grammarianX

          Yea, it’s a shame that people want to understand and to be understood. Keep on defending ignorance and stupidity! Be right in your wrongness!

        • grammarianX

          Yea, it’s a shame that people want to understand and to be understood. Keep on defending ignorance and stupidity! Be right in your wrongness!

        • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

          8====D

    • http://twitter.com/bjornwallman Bjorn Wallman

      It’s not remotely the same thing…

    • Anonymous

      I had a netbook before I bought my iPad. I sold the netbook shortly after because I never used it. The iPad does everything I did on the netbook except way better. I will be picking up a Xoom on day one and expect it will be that much better. Tablets are much better media consumption devices than are netbooks and if we are talking about using netbooks to get work done, well they don’t work very well for that either.

  • FrankXS

    It occurs to me that extending the Buy Back program from its original date to the 26th was actually an extension to allow more profit from iPhone sales, rather than an extension to accommodate the Thunderbolt, like most of us thought.

  • Anonymous

    My interest in the Xoom has been deactivative.

  • Airsmith81

    Does BB ever put things in their weekly ad that doesn’t get put on store shelves in said week? Guess ill go Sunday with ad in hand and ask where the tbolt is. Probably won’t do me any good, oh well

  • FrankXS

    I called wanting to get in on the Buy Back program for the Thunderbolt. Turns out that the pre-order deal (free till the 26th) does not qualify you for the Buy Back program. All they do is let you buy a Best Buy gift certificate and “put your name on a list” of people to be called when it is available. It’s not until you take delivery of said item that it counts for the Buy Back program. So… looks like the Thunderbolt is out of the running for the free Buy Back promotion too.

  • Nickxuser

    More hype dam kellex give it a rest

    • Anonymous

      Give your complaining a rest!

    • Muddy B00ts

      How about you give it a rest? I, for one, am eagerly awaiting the thunderbolt from Best Buy and appreciate the updates. It’s been said a thousand times, if you don’t like it, don’t read it. Let alone comment on it. Do you think a fairy dies every time somebody mentions the Thunderbolt release date? Sheesh.

    • DBK

      Trololololo lololo lololo………….

    • DBK

      Trololololo lololo lololo………….

  • Vinzky

    there’s an article at phandroid that says feb 24th for sure. they even showed some proofs. check it out.

    • Viper76269

      it is definitely the 24th. all signs point to it. this just confirms it. and i was told that by an htc rep.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah but your the same person that also said you were getting it on the 14th… I remember

  • Anonymous

    I think I’ve got the new Thunderbolt motto:

    You never know when lightning is going to strike, but you’ll know once it hits.

    • Gary Terpak

      Good one!

  • Jay

    Xoom preorder will begin on the 20th, not speculation. Fact.

    • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

      I’d rather just go to Costco when it opens on Thursday. Save some money. Fact.

  • Anonymous

    No WiFi only version? Fail!

    Still might go up to BBY sometime after launch to play with the XOOM.

  • Nespo

    I can’t wait for this phone, but this release date is making it sound like thunderbull

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    I guess they won’t be launching a wifi-only version on Thursday!

    • RaptorOO7

      Actually there is a WiFi only version coming, but it may or may not arrive at launch. Most likely a month or so behind. I see why the GSM model works so well, ipad just gets sold and you either activate it or not for 3G unlike the Moto/Verizon crap.

      • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

        Yup, because in my comment I said there would never be a wifi version coming…ever.

      • Michael Scrip

        The WIFI-only Xoom probably won’t come out for a few months at least.

        Verizon is calling the shots here… and they want to get as many 3G Xooms as they can.

        Think about it… if you were Motorola… a hardware manufacturer… wouldn’t you want the cheaper $600 WIFI-only version to come out first?

        But no… Verizon is in charge here.

        The sad thing is… by the time the WIFI-only Xoom finally comes out… the Xoom will still be remembered as “that $800 tablet” and it might be too late.

  • Anonymous

    Awsome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=761227657 Chelsea Owen- Kraft

    first

    • Obvious Sarcasm

      Actually you’re second. You somehow managed to beat yourself tho. Lol :-b

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=761227657 Chelsea Owen- Kraft

    first

    • http://twitter.com/wingdo Doug Wing

      Well be sure to grab your effin cookie.

    • Anonymous

      Disqus coders need to write a script that changes any post with just the word “First” to “Douche”.

      Seriously, why do people do this??

      • Anonymous

        Mostly to see people like you complain.

        • Bilvis

          AKA “trolling”

          • Anonymous

            I think IE would have been more appropriate. I think AKA is way overused and wrong in a lot of situations.

          • MK17

            When in Rome…