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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!

  • Lilbballer38

    im giving up on the thunderbolt. By the time it comes out it will be completely out of date! forget it! lost device.

  • LionStone

    Doesn’t mean anything to me…I didn’t get the Droid Incredible until Dec. last year…the T-Bolt can come out on April Fool’s Day for all I care… ;) If it means getting it a little bit later for a more finished product I’ll welcome it just the same.

    • LionStone

      Clarification: If it came out sooner with glitches, I would not welcome that…

  • Slickrickie23

    woooooow….why make a down payment on Feb. 6th when u cant even get the damn phone until a month and half later. this is now officially pissing me off. verizon/htc/skypemobile get ur sh*t together.

  • J Con

    I hope this phone is worth the wait! I won’t buy another Motorola phone after going through 5 Droid’s in 1 year due to manufacture defect!

  • Leeo17

    I might F#$KING DIE WAITING FOR MY DREAM PHONE!

    • Anonymous

      But this is the one after that.

  • Leeo17

    I think that the Thunderbolt just isn’t ready for verizon to release yet. Maybe there 4G Network is still getting fine tuned…

  • Tarakenboy

    IDK….could it be Verizon keeps pushing back the date so the sales of the iphone could look better?

  • Donnydon

    i think im gonna get the iphone 4 now and sell it if the iphone 5 comes out in a few months

    • DBK

      Try two years, when you can upgrade again. Just wait for the i*hone 5.

  • Greg

    I’ve been tempted to buy the Iphone since the 14th.. just because I know Verizon is shunning the whole idea of Android off.

  • Ganesha1994

    thats it iphone 4 here i come.

    • DBK

      And you would be making a ridiculously stupid move. I hate all things *pple, and hate to say this, but I would at least wait until the i*hone 5.

    • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

      your loss

  • Nealjm01

    yea that paper is old as hell

  • Jrer34

    big shocker here. i wish everyone would stop running with every single date that is mentioned. a source who couldnt even match the day of the week with the date caused a huge uproar and now another one. big surprise with that. every best buy is saying something different. if they are wanting to have the “perfect” launch for the phone they should realize that they kinda blew that already so just put the phone out. no one needs skype right away (assuming thats part of the problem with the release) so just get it out there already

  • UC Student

    What’s so sad about all of this is that this phone started off as a legitimate contender for people’s personal (and long term) phone, but now it’s just going to be a stop gap for the Bionic. Hell people should just wait for the LG Revolution so they can have Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

    • Porno

      I would never buy an LG product.

  • http://twitter.com/Jrocker23 Joe DiMartino

    It was pulled due to issues running on froyo 2.2 roms

  • http://twitter.com/Jrocker23 Joe DiMartino

    Why would a paper made in january have november release dates included. Not the norm

  • http://twitter.com/Jrocker23 Joe DiMartino

    Why would a paper made in january have november release dates included. Not the norm

    • Beisbolcoach

      Great point, this is probably from October or so!

  • Kevoskee

    Take the r from rumor and add an h. What do u got? Humor. Too many rumors now for this phone to make me laugh instead of be pissed off. The time this phone is released, the Thunderbolt 2 will be coming, that should be in 2015 spring time.

  • Kevoskee

    Take the r from rumor and add an h. What do u got? Humor. Too many rumors now for this phone to make me laugh instead of be pissed off. The time this phone is released, the Thunderbolt 2 will be coming, that should be in 2015 spring time.

  • Beisbolcoach

    Eff this damn phone………I’m sick of the wait and the lame launch dates! I wanted the Thunderbolt because it was coming out before the Bionic. As long as this phone is taking to come out, I may as well just wait another few months and get the Bionic……….like I wanted from the beginning.

  • eddieonofre

    completelly out of topic…
    does anyone can see the gmail app on the android market???
    doesn’t shows on market.android.com
    and on the android market on my phone when I click on it (it shows but i think is because the cache or something) i get and error saying the requested item could not be found

  • eddieonofre

    completelly out of topic…
    does anyone can see the gmail app on the android market???
    doesn’t shows on market.android.com
    and on the android market on my phone when I click on it (it shows but i think is because the cache or something) i get and error saying the requested item could not be found

    • LionStone

      No, I don’t see it either, but I did notice earlier that it updated…?

  • Anonymous

    My only thing with the bionic is every video I watched it is very laggy…which is a bad sign. And Verizon will probably change the unlimited data price so I kind of want to.lock it in now.

  • Anonymous

    My only thing with the bionic is every video I watched it is very laggy…which is a bad sign. And Verizon will probably change the unlimited data price so I kind of want to.lock it in now.

    • DBK

      They are probably not running gingerbread yet. Once they get it, and the dual cores can be properly utilized, the Bionic will be a beast. Patience is a virtue. :)

      • Porno

        GB won’t utilize dual cores.

        • DBK

          Uh Gingerbread is made to work with dual cores, Froyo isn’t. Hence the laggyness.

          I guess that means you FAIL.

        • DBK

          Uh Gingerbread is made to work with dual cores, Froyo isn’t. Hence the laggyness.

          I guess that means you FAIL.

    • DBK

      They are probably not running gingerbread yet. Once they get it, and the dual cores can be properly utilized, the Bionic will be a beast. Patience is a virtue. :)

  • Gervyzag

    WAT THE EFF

  • Gervyzag

    WAT THE EFF

  • Cstrail

    i give up on this phone…the fun has OFFICIALLY worn off…

  • Cstrail

    i give up on this phone…the fun has OFFICIALLY worn off…

  • zoey_zoe

    i wanted this to be my first smart phone when i first set eyes on it but now i might cheat on it with the i phone….. jk i still love u TB even when u change our date more then 8 times u will be mine

  • http://twitter.com/white_shadow001 Zach White

    Oh yea and I have a buddy of mine that works at a BBY in Tampa, they already have their shippments of T-bolts in, Verizon just wont give them the green light to sell them!

    • DBK

      If that’s true, I say we grab our torches and pitchforks and raid the store! Who’s with me!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mroberte Robert Evans

    I must say, I truly blame Best Buy (not the best buy at all), screwed up this whole HTC Thunderbolt launch. VZ said nada, but BB kept tweeting, facebooking and screenshotting tons of misguided launch dates. Pretty messed up to lead on customers with a Feb date, take your money and then promise to have a device, to only say “oh just kidding.”

    Sucks for VZ since this really has put off a ton of potential buyers – well early adopters.

    • Frodub

      if it doesn’t come out by the end of febrero, like the commercial said, verizon will have been lying as well….

    • BGMike

      yea verizon themselves tweeted “htc thunderbolt coming out sooner then expected” and although they havent given a “offical” release date sooner then expected could be some time in may for all we know, but verizon is well aware of the expected days that are floating around the internet which originally was feb. 24th so sooner then expected sounded like feb 17th or 14th

  • Asdf

    FU Verizon, you’re beginning to tick us off!!

  • http://twitter.com/white_shadow001 Zach White

    OMG!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! Seriously I’m royally pissed right now, I could have stood for the 3rd or 4th, no big deal, but a week and a hlaf for a phone that was due out yesterday? IDK about this one Verizon I’m not happy with you at all, you better throw in something nice for me when I do purchase this phone! (I can dream can’t I?)

    • DBK

      lol Free electrocution with every purchase :)

  • BLADE

    I am tire of the run around with the Thunderbolt. If I don’t decide to stay with AT&T and get the Atrix, I’m just going to wait for the Bionic. At least Motorola sticks to their times. Is not the first time we have a long wait and unknown arrival for a product from HTC at Verizon. The long wait for out of stock, not long after release, also occured with HTC Incredible. Come on Motorola, tell us when Bionic will be here. I’ll trust your word and will make a decision.

  • Stro

    Ummm. Why is everyone posting this as news? It is showing phones dated for release on 11/23/2010 so obviously this is a screenshot from before that date. Meaning it has no relevance today with everything that has happened. At best this was the targeted date back in November….

    • Fresh

      hmmmm……

    • Anonymous

      Maybe, but maybe not. We didn’t know the T-Bolt was going to be called anything other than a Mecha or Incredible HD until late December. Also, the iPhone stuff was too well under wraps for this paper to exist before January.

      We’ll have to wait and see if VZW says anything tomorrow or if a new commercial pops up on TV on Sunday night which could tell us a release date for the phone.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe, but maybe not. We didn’t know the T-Bolt was going to be called anything other than a Mecha or Incredible HD until late December. Also, the iPhone stuff was too well under wraps for this paper to exist before January.

      We’ll have to wait and see if VZW says anything tomorrow or if a new commercial pops up on TV on Sunday night which could tell us a release date for the phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=760082801 John Hoffman

    I am starting to think I’ll pass. Either there are major problems with this phone they are having difficulties flushing out or their marketing people are idiots. Either way we are potentially 90 days from the bionic. I think I’ll wait. I have been waiting almost 90 days for this one….My Xoom and DX will keep me busy until then.

  • Anonymous

    Vz and Htc you suck

  • FortitudineVincimus

    oh, what a shock. new dates in a matter of hours…

    yawn.. this get so old so fast

  • fredy

    Man this sucks but this phone is so sweet. I can wait untill verizon says something and get really happy about it.

  • Mr.Joe

    Who cares when it comes out? By the time it comes out we’ll all want something else. Making all this time and energy waiting for this useless.

    • DBK

      Some people really want this phone and appreciate the updates. Don’t hate, supercalifragilate. :)

      • FortitudineVincimus

        yeah, BUT announcing a new date every day doesn’t help anyone. Already, in 6 hours we have 3 potential dates.

        when its out, you’ll know. until then, is a new story on the topic really needed for every rumored release date?????

        • DBK

          Updates are updates. These are meant for those who are keeping a close eye on it. You don’t like them, don’t read them. Easy peasy. No need to waste energy complaining about it.

  • Balticzar

    Damn. This sucks. I guess we have no choice though. I’m very eager to get my hands on this device with the front facing camera, the extra RAM, an unlocked bootloader etc. What the eff HTC and Verizon? FTLOG drop this puppy already.

  • Balticzar

    Damn. This sucks. I guess we have no choice though. I’m very eager to get my hands on this device with the front facing camera, the extra RAM, an unlocked bootloader etc. What the eff HTC and Verizon? FTLOG drop this puppy already.

  • Anonymous

    Thats it. Im done. I give up. Ill wait for something else.

  • Anonymous

    Thats it. Im done. I give up. Ill wait for something else.

    • Bug1269

      wait 2 weeks,if it does get released you’ll buy it…

      • Anonymous

        Ha you’re right. you know me too well. Damn you! :}

    • jordan

      why anyone would still buy this phone is beyond me. this phone is going to be released a month late. in a world where items become technologically obsolete within 3 months, youre just wasting your money. vote with your wallets and send vzw a message that giving the iphone priority was the wrong choice. furthermore, this phone wouldve been relevant had it been released in december when it was originally rumored to be released. specwise, this phone is essentially a droidx + 4g. essentially.

  • Guest

    i’m thinking i might wait for the bionic as well. this is out of hand.

  • Guest

    i’m thinking i might wait for the bionic as well. this is out of hand.

  • Anonymous

    lets hope i get it before christmas O_o

    • Robinsonsarah84

      I know right!

  • Fresh

    … officially done, bring on the bionic… I’ll wait

    • Technerd

      i would get the bionic but i absolutely HATE motoblur, i ruins the appeal of motorola phones for me

      • Fresh

        A point well taken… I share in your hatred of blur, in fact I still hate myself for switching from the incredible to Droid X… thank you for reminding!

        • DBK

          Except that the new Blur actually looks and performs pretty well. It makes the current Blur look like a fat, slobbering whore. :)

      • Bacabone

        No blur for the bionic is what I’m hearing. We can only hope.

        • MrBlur

          Not sure where you heard that, but I’d stop listening from that source since Blur is certainly on the Bionic.

          • DBK

            Lol Seriously. We have even seen it in action, so that is not even a question. That source has been drinking too much koolaid. :)

      • Thomas Clinard

        In a world of one-click-rooting and very good BLURLESS roms (Liberty, far and away the best DX rom I’ve tried), I wouldn’t let motoblur keep me from a good phone.

        That said, yes I too wish there were more vanilla phones and everybody stopped putting d*#$ skins on everything >: /

    • BLADE

      If I don’t decide to stay with AT&T and get the Atrix, I’m just going to wait for the Bionic. At least Motorola sticks to their times. Is not the first time we have a run around waiting for a product from HTC at Verizon. The long wait for out of stock, not long after release, also occured with HTC Incredible. Come on Motorola, tell us when Bionic will be here. I’ll trust your word and will make a decision if ATT or Verizon. Either way, MOTOROLA even with that Blur.

      • Xxcrys16xx

        I have a Droid x that I bought on launch with a promise of a late summer update to have flash installed.. they pushed the date and pushed the date and every X owner was doing this with dates and guesses and rumors on all the forums…and it was finally pushed to handsets in mid-late september, on THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER!! Nice definition of late summer.. they waited till the very last day without going outside of their deadline.. so as far as Motorola keeping to their dates, you’re very wrong…

  • TheTechMessenger

    This is starting to get out of hand. Since when did releasing a device become so darn hard?

  • Anonymous

    lets add everyday…

    • Anonymous

      Seriously, we should.

      • Ridiculous

        no, you ‘should’ stop posting anything TBolt related at this point. It’s making your site look more like Star Magazine in the grocery stores.

        • DBK

          And you “should” probably GTFO if you don’t like it.

          Come back when you see posts you do like.

        • Anonymous

          Please stop. I like this phone. I want this phone. Don’t troll broseph.

        • Anonymous

          I disagree “Ridiculous” this site is gaining more and more respect and notice from manufacturers every day. The crew here breaks all the news as it happens. They aren’t making things up, they are keeping their readers informed. If you don’t like it, go read engadget or one of the other crapple blogs.

      • Octotron

        Hahahaha…

  • DBK

    *face palm*

    • DBK

      lol “first” in what will no doubt be a long series of face palms…