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Add March 10th to the List of HTC Thunderbolt Release Dates (Updated)

The big rumor running around tech sites today suggested that the HTC Thunderbolt would be out next week on March 3rd or 4th, but the screenshot we just received from our friends at Best Buy suggests that it’ll be another week after that.  March 10th is apparently the date that BBY is expecting to launch the phone and we’re of course skeptical, but at least it’s not from a random guy in a forum.  Can you all wait another couple of weeks?

Update:  This document was spammed out to every tech site on the planet last night and as many have pointed out, it looks a little odd to be taken too seriously.  What’s even whackier, is that the tipster sent us a second email yesterday pointing out the fact that the Best Buy tweet about the 4th had been removed, only we already knew that.  Fishy, fishy, fishy.

Cheers C!

  • Anonymous

    Come on Verizon, AT&T already has their version of the Thunderbolt advertised for sale (the HTC Inspire), they also have the ATRIX for sale and Sprint has had the EVO4G out their for quite sometime and now they have the EVO shift. Does Verizon think they are so big and good that all we have to do is sit there and wait, and wait, and wait and ZZZZzzzz

  • Anonymous

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  • Brian Belinge

    why is the thunderbolt launch listed as 03/10/11 with the zero in front but the Iphone launch is listed as 2/10/11 without the zero?

  • Charlesr

    lets be realistic. does the 4g realy matter much in reality unless you are planning on downloading 1 gig files.
    the 3g phones allready have good enough bandwidth to stream Netflix and hulu with out lag.

    i have seen the 3g out perform sprints 4g.

    a friend of mine has a sprint 4g evo……he started the download of angry birds at the same exact time i started it on my droid incredible. neither phone using wifi. i had mine downloaded, installed and was at level 12 while he was still at 56% of the download. 4g will a rarely reach its full speed capabilities….unless you have a 4g tower in your back pocket. my droid on 3g even walks all over my 4g clear wireless access pod.

  • Yelli01

    At this point, I think that those of us who have been waiting for the thunderbolt’s release should boycott. Once it is actually released we should take our time about purchasing it. Delay your purchase as they have delayed the release.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm i will say it looks fake but come on march 10th. No F********* way! Give me my phone already!

  • xArmedx

    The Thunderbolt date style is different from the rest & little bit more blurry then the other dates. I call fake.

  • Anonymous

    the longer this phone gets delayed.. the easier it is to wait until dual core phones come out.. good job HTC, idiots

  • user

    I love how everyone gets so agitated over rumors. Guys, these are rumors and need to be taken with as grain of salt. All of us want more info cause we are crazy about gadgets, but getting upset over rumors is silly. If u want a solid release date to believe in then wait for an official announcement otherwise read these rumors but do not take them seriously as I can photoshop pages like this everyday if i wanted to stir up trouble.

  • Anonymous

    OK, I’m on the phone at this moment with a Verizon tech support rep and she said they got the word that the release date for the Tunderbolt is Monday, February 28th. She said that they pulled the previous dates because of leaks (?). I’ll believe it when I see it, but she was quite positive. I’ll just go ahead and believe this one, just because I wish it to be so. Anyone hear the same thing? I know, rumors, rumors…

  • G.I.Ceo

    Someone pointed out on another site that this pictured it fake or altered. If you look at the month March is written as 03 and February is written as 2. I will just wait for the official release date from BB.

  • Icecold715

    I like how the format of the date doesn’t match the rest of the dates of the other phones

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  • Anonymous

    I’m sure this holdup is a Verizon issue, not HTC. HTC probably has all the phones sitting there waiting for the green light. I bet Verizon is concerned about their network. Just imagine if they release the first 4g phone and then the owners of those phones have problems… LOL

    The problem I’m beginning to have with the Thunderbolt is that Verizon is pricing it SO much higher than everyone else. They must be very confident that we are all dumb enough to buy it. Either that or they don’t care if we do. I wanted to get this phone but may have to pay out of pocket and I’m really starting to think a little more clearly.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure this holdup is a Verizon issue, not HTC. HTC probably has all the phones sitting there waiting for the green light. I bet Verizon is concerned about their network. Just imagine if they release the first 4g phone and then the owners of those phones have problems… LOL

    The problem I’m beginning to have with the Thunderbolt is that Verizon is pricing it SO much higher than everyone else. They must be very confident that we are all dumb enough to buy it. Either that or they don’t care if we do. I wanted to get this phone but may have to pay out of pocket and I’m really starting to think a little more clearly.

    • nikon d300

      I agree. Too late and too expensive. Verizon and HTC need to take lessons from Apple. I’m very disappointed. The Thunderbolt is no longer on my want list.

  • Gordon

    With these delays and not being much different than a $99 Inspire. I’m going with a different phone.

    • 123

      This flyer was from NOVEMBER! Some people are so gullible.

  • David Ford2

    isn’t flyer old? It’s got the cosmos touch and samsung continuum on it

  • Bye

    Good bye, Droid-Life.

    I’m going over to android central.

    You should all join me, it has actual Android news, and not BS rumors and speculation.

    • Octotron

      Have fun!

    • Anonymous

      http://www.androidcentral.com/latest-leak-shows-possible-march-10-launch-htc-thunderbolt
      Yeah, ’cause they haven’t reported this “BS rumor/speculation.” They only report the facts, huh?
      Do you realize you just made yourself look like an absolute fool?

      • Bye

        I know they did, and that’s where droid-life GOT the information from in the first place.

        Regardless, there’s much better writing and more information there, anyway.

        • Anonymous

          You sure are monitoring this site awfully close. I thought you were leaving? You’re digging the hole even deeper. Just save your breath Broseph, android central is waiting for you.
          good riddance to bad rubbish… Buh-bye

        • Anonymous

          When you said, “Good bye,” we assumed you meant it. Please live up to your promise and go away.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

          PLEASE don’t come back. Seriously, just delete this site from your favorites and never come back.

  • SickOfBB

    That looks photoshopd..I want the damn phone already wtf

  • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

    At this point i am just getting the iPhone 4…oh wait, I already did. Best phone available, Hands down.

    • Octotron

      Apparently you never played with an Evo.

    • Anonymous

      I disagree, everyone has opinions though right?

    • DroidzFX

      Then why are you here? It so cool you have to tell everyone? Enjoy your screen of app icons. When you think about it how long could you actually talk about the ■phone? Maybe 10 minutes if that.

      Hey man I got an ■phone.

      Really what did you do with it? I added one the 10 million apps. See that icon

      Cool what else? umm that was it.

      Android possibilities are endless.

  • Eclipsegst4mee

    I believe Verizon decided to pay meteorologists (the only profession paid to be wrong) to choose a launch date for the phone. The wanted to stay on queue with the whole thunder and lightning thing. This can be the only logical explanation…..

  • Anonymous

    I talked with a Verizon flunky yesterday, while I was playing with the Xoom, and he told me it would be the middle of the month. I am really beginning to think that this phone is just something to get everyone worked up.

  • Anonymous

    I think people at Best Buy are just speculating as much as the people waiting for the phones. I don’t believe anything they say, not their presidents, managers and definitely not their employees. In fact, they’re probably laughing about this article as I’m writing this post. So you want us to believe that the dates are correct because “some guy” who works at Best Buy is tweeting this stuff? Not I.

    I haven’t given up on the phone because I have no reason to. Once again, no official dates have been announced so people who are saying that it’s 1, 2 or 3 months late have no proof. I understand people are tired of waiting and are anxious to get their hands on this phone, but stating that the phone is late due to your own expectations is kind of ridiculous no?

    The day it gets released or any official news on the release date, please do an article on that, thank you.

  • Sputnick

    March 10th of what year?

  • Octotron

    At this rate, I can wait another month or 2 for something better. This has really soured me on the whole thing.

  • jake

    damn, what a bunch of whiney spoiled lil bitches , guess your finding out the world doesn’t revolve around you…. Never seen such a demanding bunch of morons………..but the younger gen. is a me me me i i i crowd. Its a damn silly phone……if you can’t get the damn thing today , then go to the damn store…..they have dozen of other selections…whats the big fking deal……………….

  • Bullet Tooth Tony

    Phew, I was thinking that Thursday, March 4 was accurate. Since the next time March 4 falls on a Thursday is in 2021.

  • Juniorc60

    Like everyone else I wanted this phone true specs aren’t anything to drool for but Lil feature make it Lil better than Droid x front camera 32gb SD card to name two. The want and wait is killing me.lol. ultimately went to Sprint traded my Droid x and incredible got to 2 evo 4g’s and can say I am happy again no more anxieties.lol

    • Anonymous

      Thunderbolt is going to kill the 4G Evo, anxieties on.

  • Eclipsegst4mee

    As I mentioned before, the article should list every date of the month of March for a release date, this way each day that gets passed by people can’t complain about the phone being delayed because every day is a new release date. Suck it up people

  • Anonymous

    it is very old! it says samsung continuum!

  • Calumnium

    At this point the bionic will come out before ththe thunderbolt

  • DoneWithTBolt

    Thank you, Kellex. Eff you, whomever is responsible for this nonsense.

    • David A Douglas

      So now we’re thanking those responsible for whipping everyone up into a frenzy when Verizon has never set a firm date? I know, I know, “shipping this week,” but at least they’ve been smart enough not to ever say Feb. 10th, Feb. 14th, Feb. 24th, Feb. 28th. Mar. 3. Mar. 4th. Mar. 10th. Mar. 21….

  • Guest

    why did I preorder this damn phone from Best Buy?? UGH…

    • Caleb785

      because at the time you didnt think the phone would be a month late

  • Motta2003

    I understand everybody’s frustration, but maybe listening to BBY is not the best idea? Verizon has never officially given a date other than Q1.

    • Anonymous

      Verizon did say February at one point. With only four days left in February it’s looking pretty unlikely.

  • guest

    nope, ive already given up on it. this whole thing is ridiculous

    • Anonymous

      Same.

      • Cjl1092

        ditto

        • santee555

          Ditto x10
          It hype about nothing, tried of waiting. HTC/Android could be harming their market with this inaction!

          • nikond300

            You are right! Indicate a realistic date and stick with it. Whoever does marketing for these guys should be fired.

    • Anonymous

      Same.

    • Anonymous

      Same.

    • Anonymous

      Same.

    • Anonymous

      Same.

    • Anonymous

      Same.

    • Anonymous

      Same.

    • Anonymous

      Same.

    • Anonymous

      Same.

    • Anonymous

      Same.

    • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut Phil Stout

      I’m just gonna wait for the bionic or whatever else is the best phone announced before it’s release date

  • Anonymous

    This really is the Incredible debacle all over again. HTC is just the red headed step child at Verizon. Obviously this phone has issues which even if they get corrected, I wouldn’t trust.

    The irony is I caught the offical HTC commercial for the Thunderbolt last night during the Office. This situation is a nightmare.

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      What if the issue is with Verizon being able to supply SIM cards? Nobody has ever mentioned that possibility yet.

      • Anonymous

        I doubt that. They have no problem with the USB modems that need them and they’ve used them in their global phones without issue.

    • Anonymous

      That’s not ironic.

      • Anonymous

        no, perhaps not, but since those schedules are planned a bit ahead, its a testament to HTC expecting the phone to be out already.

      • Anonymous

        no, perhaps not, but since those schedules are planned a bit ahead, its a testament to HTC expecting the phone to be out already.

      • Anonymous

        no, perhaps not, but since those schedules are planned a bit ahead, its a testament to HTC expecting the phone to be out already.

      • Anonymous

        no, perhaps not, but since those schedules are planned a bit ahead, its a testament to HTC expecting the phone to be out already.

      • Anonymous

        no, perhaps not, but since those schedules are planned a bit ahead, its a testament to HTC expecting the phone to be out already.

      • Anonymous

        no, perhaps not, but since those schedules are planned a bit ahead, its a testament to HTC expecting the phone to be out already.

      • Anonymous

        no, perhaps not, but since those schedules are planned a bit ahead, its a testament to HTC expecting the phone to be out already.

    • Sdfjskdjf

      That’s what she said.

  • Joe12304

    I’ve been to that BB many times. That doesn’t mean I believe what somewhere there tweeted.

  • DanSke

    *yawn* This thing didn’t come out yet? Hmmm that sucks. Who knew this device would spend most of its time becoming obsolete inside a box. Technology progresses at such a rapid rate and a bigger/better device is always around the corner. I’d like to know how many street corners back this POS is going to be once it eventually hits. Better yet, Pass.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know why everybody’s so excited about this phone, the specs are good but they’re not great by any means, it’s basically the same form factor/specs as the DX, Evo, Inspire etc. It’ll be more than capable but it’s not a revolutionary phone, 4g isn’t going to be widespread for a couple years anyway. Personally I’m hoping we get a Droid 3 with 2.4 and a unlocked bootloader this year :D

    • http://twitter.com/BiggiePhat JG

      because its a 4g phone and i want to lock in the 30 dollar unlimited for it. They should give me a pile of shit for all I care…i want to lock in that price.

  • http://twitter.com/Madkoda Carlos Dussek

    i think this might be an old paper..it mentions the release date of the iphone which was back a couple of weeks and also mentions some phones that were released in 2010..this might be an old sheet from back in 2010 but is just coming to us now..it might just be the first date the phone was sposed to come out in the first place and than all these february dates where an “upped” release date and this date of march tenth was the official date all along.

    • Jeremyan207

      Took the words right out of my mouth. That’s probably been an internal document for a while now, and we’re just now getting it. Honestly though, we did this to ourselves. March is looking like the release of this highly anticipated phone and we just bought into any and all rumored dates, hoping for the best. If you’re annoyed about this phone not being released yet, understand that your bubbling rage and built hype stems not from Verizon, but from you refreshing droid life every .2 seconds waiting to see the next rumored release date.