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No HTC Thunderbolt this Week as Verizon Prepares for the iPad 2 Launch?

Probably shouldn’t mark this Thursday (March 10) on your calendar as the official release date for the HTC Thunderbolt, even though a lot of rumors suggested that it would finally be the day.  According to this pretty Verizon chart, it looks like they are throwing all of their time and planning into the iPad 2 launch which we all know is this Friday (March 11).  Yep.

We’ll now set our sites on St. Patty’s day which is March 17 (next Thursday).  Panda knows all.

Cheers money!

  • audirABbit

    Dear iVZW,
    Keep an eye out for my check that I owe you. It’s “coming soon”.
    Original VZW Droid User

  • anonymous

    i’m 200% positive that thunderbolt won’t come out on March 17th or any time soon. They will always say “oh here is another problem blah blah blah. ” I think that it won’t be releases until the end of April or even mid May. HTC surely has lost many of the potential buyers. Bad business decision jointly made by Verizon and HTC.

  • 030811

    Was holding out for the iphone but decided NOT. This will be my first smartphone. Droid X or keep waiting?

    • Anonymous

      Are you in an area that will be covered by 4G?

      • 030811

        yes. i am still using an old ENVY that shuts OFF mid-conversation. i was holding out for the iphone on verizon and now that they have it, i don’t want it! so do i keep waiting for the thunderbolt? the data price will be the deal breaker though. then what do i get the droid x? or incredible?

        • Anonymous

          Well, the Droid Bionic is down the line as well as the iPhone 5, come June. If I were you I would wait as long as possible just because the options get so much better. I have a Droid X and it is a great phone, but sometimes I want to chuck it at the wall. I’m sure there will be a few 3G devices as well around the same time.

          • 030811

            thanks for your reply. i feel like if i keep waiting for the “next best phone” i’ll be looking for a pay phone and change for one! gonna hold out as long as my envy lasts i guess, which i can’t imagine will be too much longer as it is three years old now. if the thunderbolt is over the $30 data mark the phones that follow probably will be too. if that’s the case, i think i’ll just get the droid x. any other advice/comments are appreciated.

          • Anonymous

            The only other thing I would worry about is the elimination of the unlimited data plan. The introduction of 4G is more than likely not going to include unlimited data and the elimination of unlimited 3G would soon follow. I know there were rumors that 4G would be initially available at the same price as 3G but I am wary of that. If you want to go with Android and don’t care about 4G then the Droid X is your best bet right now. Samsung has some nice devices but their ability to release updates is piss poor.

          • 030811

            i don’t think i care because i never had it so to me it will be lighting no matter what G it is! 🙂 so you think i should lock myself into the unlimited $30 plan now with the droid x then? im afraid to wait and i’m afraid NOT to wait. silly for a phone, but spending so much money to have it, you want the best one there is ya know? last question, i think, is it safe to buy the DX from someone other than verizon? are the prices to good to be true?

          • Anonymous

            You could probably get a good deal on ebay or something, not really sure though. I would suggest a 1 year contract though. If you get the phone through Verizon you will pay more but you will have the ability to upgrade in 10 months rather than 20 or 22 on a 2 year. If you are going to use a lot of data then you should probably lock in but if you are going to consume 2 GB or less then I would wait for the summer if you can.

  • Eighty-Five Forty-One

    I became eligible for my final “New Every Two” with Verizon on March 1. I am fed up with my Motorola Droid and can no longer stand the rumors and uncertainty about the release date of the Thunderbolt.

    Question: If I buy a phone on eBay and sell my Droid, will I still get to keep the “New Every Two” with Verizon?

    If so, I’m going to pass on the TB and use my upgrade in a few months on the Bionic.
    If not….FML

  • b Radford

    Verizon’s love affair with Apple is really pushing me off as a customer..

  • leathernuts

    Sorry guys and gals, been an android user on VZW since the original droid, then to incredile and then to Droid x. Never understood the whole iphone thing. Then I decided to give it a try when VZW released it. WOW, sorry, but android has a way to go. I dont understand why iOs can be so smooth and no one else can make their os as smooth. If I was VZW, I too would be promoting the stronger OS and likely better seller. Played with a xoom the other day in front of the salesman, screen kept freezing and blinking????? ANd thats going to compete against and ipad? I know youre all gonna say then get off this site, not needed, im a troll, what ever. I was you before the iphone release and no how the truth hurts. Fact is, the iphone is the standard of which all smartphones are measured against and likewise for the ipad.

  • HTCdreamer

    As it turns out I guess it really is your dream phone. Seems like I can only ever dream of owning it. The closer the Thunderbolt gets to to an April launch date the more I’m thinking I will cancel my pre-order and wait for the Bionic or the Iphone 5.

  • Cmrudy

    I am officially done with the Thunderbolt, Not for 300 dollars, not for St. Pattys Day, Not Now, Not Ever. I really want the Atrix, but AT&T is not an option. I think I am going to buy a Razr on Ebay and go retro for a while.

  • NicBee

    Thats it! I’ll buy the next phone after the Thunderbolt. This is BS…….

  • Donnydon

    Yeah no i would never leave Verizon for ATT. I left ATT for Verizon!

  • Pogo

    I now have an Atrix on AT&T.

    • DBK

      My condolences.

      • Pogo

        Your condolences aren’t needed but thank you anyway.

    • YesDroid

      I’m considering the same thing.

      • Eric

        Me too. I’m going to check out the Atrix tomorrow after work. I’m going to see how fast AT&T’s network is in my area. Would have been nice to have Verizon’s 4G since their 3G speeds here are sub 0.5 Mbps.

        • Kissalive90

          I wouldn’t go to AT&T for ANY phone. They are the worst carrier, bar none. I still cannot get over how angry people are over a “release” date that never officially happened. It would be different if VZW said “Thunderbolt strikes 2/14/11! Sorry we meant 2/24/11. Wait…wait, it will be out 2/28/11. So sorry, how’s 3/10/11 work you? Well, we’re thinking maybe 3/17/11 works better with that whole iPad thingy happening this Friday.”, but they didn’t. They haven’t release a launch date ever. If you want to get mad, get mad at BB reps spreading rumors and taking speculation from sites like this as gospel truth.

          I want this phone to come out just as much as everyone else, but I will not put the blame on VZW delaying a date that was never released. Wait patiently children. It’ll pay off in the end.

  • Anonymous

    because apple actually follows through

  • Mike Smith

    One thing that really irritates me more than anything is charging more for 4g. Same thing with charging for HD programming for television. When TV’s went from Black and White to Color there was not a higher charge for this. These companies today love to nickel and dime their customers and yet we complain and continue to take it. So it is our fault (the consumer) for wanting better service. Boycott it and they will be forced to lower costs. But we all know that won’t happen. So why complain.

  • android forums just posted a video up check it out and look at the lag on it

    • Anonymous

      But that doesn’t prescribe to the iPad 2 theory. It must be a fake.

  • Anonymous

    So here’s what we can do from here on out… Two months out of the year reserve them just for the i*junk and tablet i*junk that would be March and June… the rest of the year the other 98 million customers do not want to hear one word about their products. Please and Thank You Verizon…

    • Mike Smith

      Seriously…..I love Android phones but iJunk. One thing you need to realize is this. Apple products are not Junk. I have both an iPhone and Ipad along with Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, and Imac. My iMac was bought 5 years ago when they started putting intel processors in them. By far runs faster than any windows PC I have ever built. By the way, the reason I am jumping away from the iPhone is the lack of widgets and the fact that iOS really hasn’t changed much from 2007. So I disagree with your iJunk statement. But being a Mac user, I have no doubt that Apple may be behind the delay on this phone. Not the iPad. It is different and in a different category.

      • Anonymous

        Typical fanboy response… “No real argument bring up PCs & Windows even though they had nothing to do with what they’re talking about.” Did you see at any time in my comment anything about their computer products, but since you brought it up I hope this does not shatter your world… But their laptops are made by a company called Quanta Computers they also make HPs, Sonys, Toshibas, Dells, and you’re beloved Macs.Not to mention Verizon has gotten by just fine without the i*junk just fine, was the point I was making. You can return to your “Apple World…” meow!

        • HolyGrail

          Says the other fanboy ^^ who doesn’t have a clue. No need to reply because I won’t respond to it anyway.

  • Donnydon

    if its not out on the 11th im getting the iphone 4 and then sell it for the iphone 5

  • Anonymous

    Why would they release it a week later, don’t they ‘have to’ wait 14+ or 30+ days to surpass any return period for the fruit product? Which makes it the 25th and assuming they only want to release on a thursday as is typical for non fruit devices, the 31 at the earliest…

    • Mike Smith

      No, iPad is not going to compete with the Thunderbolt. One is a tablet and one a phone. 14 days for returns now. But 30 days from the launch of the iPhone would be March 10th. iPad is not a competitor of the Thunderbolt and therefore has no bearing what so ever on the Thunderbolt.

  • DROIDxKid

    only way i will be happy with a march 17 release date.1) 200 dollar special for all the problems and aggravation caused from the delay 2) no separate or tiered 4g data 3) some type of official apology

    • DanSke

      Sh*t in one hand, wish in the other. See which one fills up first…

  • Cer

    Verizon is the new AT&T: Apple is #1, everyone else is #1,454,54

  • Turd

    Best Buy just called! They told me I can come in tomorrow morning and pick up my Thunderbolt……………………..marketing brochure, case, and screen protector!

    • Jboogie1289

      You fib teller!!! No they did not…… Did they? And what state are you in? Lol.

      • Turd

        Sure did! The phone won’t be out until October, but at least I’ll had time to read up on all the features and be ready to protect it from drops and scratches!

        • Jboogie1289

          Well at least you get to hold something “Thunderbolt” in your hand. Nice!!! By that time they’ll be releasing the “Lightning” aka the “Thunderbolt-2”.

  • Adub6969

    funny I was in best buy today and a girl tried to sell me one. yea I think I have one in stock. I knew she didn’t but I went with it to see how far she would go. with trying to sell me one.

  • Frustrated VZW Customer

    I can’t believe that Best Buy actually advertised the T-Bolt AGAIN this week in their flier; with no release date. Pre-sale and then a big add (with wrong price), then another big add this week with yet a higher price? Gilligan must work in their advertising and public relations department!

  • Raptor007

    All this slide tells us is the ThunderBolt could be next, should be next, but more importantly ANYTHING could push it out from being next.

  • Drewlaphamster

    This looks fake

  • Zryr6

    Exactly. They take any longer, and I might as well switch to Sprint and go with the EVO, since its the same phone with a different name. And here now.

    • DBK

      *Face palm*

      The only thing similar between the two phones is the form factor. Outside of that, they couldn’t be any more different.

      These type of comments make me wish the commentors would go to Sprint, so as to stop giving us Androidians a bad name.

      • MRowe

        They’re pretty close. Tbolt with a few extras, sure. Most importantly,will you notice the difference in your hand or pocket?

  • YAY iPAD 2! CAN’T WAIT!

  • YAY ipad 2! I am more excited for this then the Xoom. With only 100 apps at launch right now in the Android tablet market, I don’t expect it to be very handy.

  • I love how everyone is complaining that it’s Verizon’s fault and HTC must be pissed. Did you ever think it was the other way around? That it’s HTC’s fault because it’s not ready for market yet and Verizon is pissed? I also love the entitlement of people wanting a phone that’s MAYBE 3-4 weeks late. I’ve been waiting for the Merge since NOVEMBER. So excuse me if I don’t post that the perfect phone for me is ready right now.

  • Anonymous

    Shocker… Verizon delaying a device for the umpteenth time… Get a clue, Verizon. Listen to the entity that defines you as a business, and reach out to your consumers. As with any relationship, communication is key. Being standoffish and oblivious to your surroundings will only cause you to lose the ones closest to you. Apple might be the one night stand that gives you crabs, Verizon. Something to think about…

  • lye

    What’s on the step above thunderbolt? Merger?

  • lye

    What’s on the step above thunderbolt? Merger?

    • Hahaha

      Dogsh*t.

    • God, I hope so. I’ve been waiting on the Merge forever. That’s the phone I want.

    • God, I hope so. I’ve been waiting on the Merge forever. That’s the phone I want.

    • DBK

      Bionic, most likely.

  • Anonymous

    DAAMMMMMITTTTT, well fine, at least i have it when i come back from spring break.

  • Jalenmike

    Think about it people, Verizon has been jerking us for years..do you remember when Verizon said about 2 years ago that they were getting the Iphone and even gave a date when they were getting it. What happened then ? Nothing.. Finally they get it and now it would appear Apple has a new B@#$%ch

  • Joker

    Thunderbolt is a joke get the.bionic moto always releases when they say

  • Exoplanet

    Can someone point me to the official Verizon release date that they announced? Also,by this logic,show me how they are pushing back a date that was never announced? At CES it was 1st quarter,as far as I know,its still 1st quarter is it not? Its sites like these and ads in Bestbuy that give the general public a more specific time frame,NOT VZW. Yes,you create hype by putting out commercials. Yes you can pre-order the device through certain outlets. Go to amazon and see the same exact thing,pre-orders for devices,books,dvd’s,etc. that have no release date. This site and many others have a responsibility to report,rumor,innuendo and fact,and thats completely fine. But when you start creating pissed off customers,its time to pull the reins in a bit and act responsibly.

    • John S Mcpeters

      Verizon released a commercial that said the phone was coming “en Febrero”… aka in February. Annnnddddddd as you know, well I hope you know, it’s past February. Therefore, despite an “official release date”, an official Verizon commercial said “en Febrero” and because it is past February, they have failed and missed their “announcement”. Can you follow that simple logic?

      • Exoplanet

        So a spanish thunderbolt commercial is confirmation for a U.S. release date? Last I checked I lived in the united states. But I suppose by the same logic if someone in france sees a u.s. commercial for a product released in March they should by all means expect to see it in their county the same day…totally makes sense.

        • Jboogie1289

          AND SCORE!!!!!

        • Raptor007

          Ads are ads, and they ran ads, I am so friggin sick of the “Verizon never announced it” bunch of whiners, go home and crawl into your bunkers and hide there, we will call you when it arrives the real troops will wait it out.

        • DBK

          The English version said the same thing, so yes, yes it does.

      • Jboogie1289

        SCORE!!!!!

    • JP

      all we ask is communication from communication company. It’s not like we are asking to be notified month in advanced (like what they did with iphone)!

      • Jboogie1289

        SCORE!!!!!

      • Jboogie1289

        SCORE!!!!!

    • Thinking Atrix

      See http://www.infosyncworld.com/reviews/cell-phones/verizon-lte-smartphone/11545.html Verizon’s first LTE phone was due in Feb, not mine or anyone else’s but the CEO of Verizon to the WSJ. It would be one thing to say hey there are some problems with X. Still working out the kinks etc… but to be more all quite pisses ppl off esp. if they are not iTards

      • Jboogie1289

        SCORE!!!!!

  • TIVO Guy

    I read this from PopHerald at around 9 AM, what a shame Droid Life, don’t know how to give credit.

  • IWantThunderbolt

    What a rip-off article from Popherald.com! Cache says it all! Shame on you Droid Life

    http://www.popherald.com/htc-thunderbolt-release-date-ipad/5251

    • TIVO Guy

      I agree, this is article is a rip-off, duh

  • Tim242

    BlackManX said all the way back in October that it would be released St. Patty’s Day. Verizon tried to do it early, then decided not to, due to lackluster iphone sales.

  • SuxItV-Crapple

    *Cough* CTIA 2011 March 22nd – 24th. Hmmm seems like this would be more worth the wait. Nexus 4G and HTC Evo 3D anyone? Sprints gonna do something big in that 2.5 hour time slot. I’ve given up on the Blunderbloat and V-Crapple. You should too. I won’t buy an outdated phone, on an Apple loving carrier.

  • Anonymous

    Look at how Apple obsessed this site has become. Despite all of the reports of the problems that the Thunderbolt is suffering from, terrible battery life, etc., everyone comes here shouting about how it is being pushed back because of the iPad 2. Everyone who thinks the Thunderbolt is being pushed back because of Apple is a moron. Would you rather wait or buy a phone with a 4 hour battery life?

    Don’t forget that a release was NEVER announced for the Thunderbolt so stop acting like Verizon is screwing you over. What a bunch of entitled idiots.

    • SuxItV-Crapple

      You don’t like it? GTFO. Someone has to receive the blame. CES ring a bell? February was the release…shame on Verizon for running with a product when it could barely walk. Its apparent that someone has dropped the ball. Verizon has been working on this phone since the summer. I highly doubt that these “problems” just surfaced, esp with all the previous known info on how 4G rapes the battery and isn’t fully functional yet. Politics are obviously at play here and companies interests are being favored. If you don’t see it you really are that dumb.

      • Anonymous

        No one ever said this phone would be released in February. If I recall the only official word was Q1 2011. Stop inventing crap out of nothing.

        And I love how everyone around here handles dissenting opinions. Babies.

        • SuxItV-Crapple

          It was implied. If you piece all the facts together you can paint the picture. It is obvious that it was supposed to be release a long time ago. Sooner rather than later, the ads in Best Buy and other mags (that lacked the coming soon, which would imply it would have already been out), the commercial slots, etc..etc. If your dumb enough to believe this is the typical time-frame for a device to come out, by all means, pound that square peg into the round hole. You’ll get it eventually, but just try not to do any complicated until then, you might hurt yourself.

          • “Implied”? “Putting the picture together”? What the hell is this, an episode of LOST?

            Do you think Verizon is intentionally delaying a phone that they know will sell like gangbusters? The market between the iPad and the Tbolt is completely different – one is a phone, one is not.

            All of the phones were announced for the first half of 2011. iPad had a set release date, Tbolt does not.

            There’s a reason that all the summer blockbuster movies don’t come out on the same day – because you don’t want to saturarate the field with marketing and focus. iPad now, Tbolt later.

          • SuxItV-Crapple

            No its not…but you clearly are.

            Yes there is strategy to it…but the fact that a phone announced back in Feb is still in the works and the ipad 2 is on its way after only being announced a few days earlier is complete rubbish. It should have been TBolt then Ipad 2. I know marketing dumbsh*t, its what I do for a living. So save me the 101 talk and get a clue.

          • “Implied”? “Putting the picture together”? What the hell is this, an episode of LOST?

            Do you think Verizon is intentionally delaying a phone that they know will sell like gangbusters? The market between the iPad and the Tbolt is completely different – one is a phone, one is not.

            All of the phones were announced for the first half of 2011. iPad had a set release date, Tbolt does not.

            There’s a reason that all the summer blockbuster movies don’t come out on the same day – because you don’t want to saturarate the field with marketing and focus. iPad now, Tbolt later.

          • “Implied”? “Putting the picture together”? What the hell is this, an episode of LOST?

            Do you think Verizon is intentionally delaying a phone that they know will sell like gangbusters? The market between the iPad and the Tbolt is completely different – one is a phone, one is not.

            All of the phones were announced for the first half of 2011. iPad had a set release date, Tbolt does not.

            There’s a reason that all the summer blockbuster movies don’t come out on the same day – because you don’t want to saturarate the field with marketing and focus. iPad now, Tbolt later.

          • “Implied”? “Putting the picture together”? What the hell is this, an episode of LOST?

            Do you think Verizon is intentionally delaying a phone that they know will sell like gangbusters? The market between the iPad and the Tbolt is completely different – one is a phone, one is not.

            All of the phones were announced for the first half of 2011. iPad had a set release date, Tbolt does not.

            There’s a reason that all the summer blockbuster movies don’t come out on the same day – because you don’t want to saturarate the field with marketing and focus. iPad now, Tbolt later.

          • “Implied”? “Putting the picture together”? What the hell is this, an episode of LOST?

            Do you think Verizon is intentionally delaying a phone that they know will sell like gangbusters? The market between the iPad and the Tbolt is completely different – one is a phone, one is not.

            All of the phones were announced for the first half of 2011. iPad had a set release date, Tbolt does not.

            There’s a reason that all the summer blockbuster movies don’t come out on the same day – because you don’t want to saturarate the field with marketing and focus. iPad now, Tbolt later.

          • “Implied”? “Putting the picture together”? What the hell is this, an episode of LOST?

            Do you think Verizon is intentionally delaying a phone that they know will sell like gangbusters? The market between the iPad and the Tbolt is completely different – one is a phone, one is not.

            All of the phones were announced for the first half of 2011. iPad had a set release date, Tbolt does not.

            There’s a reason that all the summer blockbuster movies don’t come out on the same day – because you don’t want to saturarate the field with marketing and focus. iPad now, Tbolt later.

          • Anonymous

            Piece the facts together? You are ignoring the fact that the Thunderbolt’s battery life is awful and that they are now reports that there are connectivity issues with the 4G network. Just continue to ignore those facts and carry on with your Apple conspiracy theory. You’re picking and choosing information to suit your idiotic theory.

        • DBK

          The one Spanish commercial said it would.

          • Anonymous

            We don’t live in Mexico.

          • Anonymous

            We don’t live in Mexico.

    • you have to joking thinking that apple products have nothing to do with relwease it has everything to do with it the reason not this thursday because thw ipad2 stop seeing what you want and look at the big picture if it had bsttery problems one week wouldnt fix it moron

      • SuxItV-Crapple

        Thank you Brian. I’ve been trying to get this guy to see the politics at play, but he’s dumber than a sack of bricks.

        FYI – Now that I think about it, one of the Thunderbolt commercials said February. Is it February still? Get a clue.

        • Anonymous

          It’s hard to see something that doesn’t exist. There was no official release date announced. Get that through your thick head. Some Spanish commercial means absolutely nothing.

      • Mike Smith

        I do agree with the Iphone 4 causing a delay. But the Ipad 2 is not a phone and in my opinion is a totally different device. I just don’t see this causing a sales delay with the thunderbolt. I will buy both because the iPad 2 does not do voice. I use it for reading mainly and yes it can do what a smartphone can do but you cannot really text or make calls on it. So I really don’t see why they cannot release both on the same days. Two different product markets.

        • yea but verizon is expecting a big turn out they cant hold two releases in a 2 day span there stores would not be able to handle the volume so that means push one of them back and its not going to be a/apple product

          • Mike Smith

            Now I agree with that. I do not think that the Thunderbolt sales will hurt the iPad. But I do believe that Apple is somewhat behind the Thunderbolt delays. Apple is very secretive and sly. I know I own virtually all their products. I can see them being behind the TB shenanigans. I do think that the iPhone 4 sales on Verizon are not what Apple expected. But why should they be. Everyone knows Apple releases a new iPhone every year in June. What did Apple expect. No one wants an outdated phone in 3 months time.

          • Anonymous

            Why would Apple care about the Thunderbolt competing with the iPad 2? It’s not even the same market.

      • Anonymous

        Really? So it has nothing to do with the known issues with the phone and the 4G network and everything to do with the release of a tablet? You are blind.

    • Mike Smith

      Your joking right! Bestbuy cannot do anything related to Verizon without approval. Also what does coming soon mean to you? You are definately a moron. Seriously consider what you are saying. Verizon needs to do a press conference on what is going on than being completely silent about the issues. COMING SOON means just that. And this was posted two months ago. That is not soon in my book. So yes people have a right to be completely pissed and frustrated. Nuff Said.

      • Anonymous

        Why would Verizon hold a press conference talking about how they tried to rush the Thunderbolt to market and it wasn’t ready, i.e. battery life issues. Now it’s coming out that the 4G network is having connectivity issues. Why would Verizon hold a press conference talking about how their brand new 4G network is a flop to date? You are crazy if you think Verizon is going to hold a press conference for that just to satisfy a few ticked off people. You are “definately” the moron. (How ironic)

  • Fresh

    … the phrase “stop bitching and start a revolution” comes to mind…

    I know it sounds cliche… but it’s about time we get together and make our voices heard… I know some say VZW won’t care, but I have seen A LOT of angry posts over the thunderbolt… if we bring them all together maybe they will learn not to do it again… maybe?

    … wishful thinking?

  • Fresh

    … the phrase “stop bitching and start a revolution” comes to mind…

    I know it sounds cliche… but it’s about time we get together and make our voices heard… I know some say VZW won’t care, but I have seen A LOT of angry posts over the thunderbolt… if we bring them all together maybe they will learn not to do it again… maybe?

    … wishful thinking?

  • exVZN

    Next time VZN calles about my bill……. I’m gonna say “Coming soon, but no specific release date”

  • exVZN

    Next time VZN calles about my bill……. I’m gonna say “Coming soon, but no specific release date”

    • Dodgesityballer

      That’s funny u said that because I actually did tell VZW that im not paying my phone bill until I come in to pick up my Thunderbolt and the Rep had no problem with that. I told the Rep this on the 20th of Feb. My bill was due 2 days before that! And here it is March the 8th n my phones still on! I suggest u try it lol

  • I find it very interesting that VZW has been running a LOT of ads lately for the DInc. Makes one wonder doesn’t it?

    • I believe that these spots are the ones that were originally reserved for the TBolt. Since it isn’t shipping, Verizon switched them over to the year old DInc commercials. No wonder HTC is starting to get pissed off. If there were another decent carrier, I would be switching in a heartbeat right now. Really getting sick of hearing all of the rumors while Verizon remains silent.

      • Anonymous

        I agree… I’m half-tempted to go back to ATT for the Atrix

      • Anonymous

        I agree… I’m half-tempted to go back to ATT for the Atrix

  • You know since I’ve been waiting for this phone to finally drop, I’ve forgotten why I wanted it in the first place. I think the only reason I would still pick it up now is so that I could get grandfathered into the 29.99 unlimited 4G pricing. That is if it stays that way. I really don’t want to pay more than 30 bucks for data.

    • its going to be tiered pricing sorry

  • Guest

    It’s going to be funny when the Droid Bionic comes out because Verizon will probably just push it back too so they can sell more i*hone 5. They still would be all over Apple

  • JobsH8er

    Dear HTC,
    Get well soon!
    Love,
    Your Proctologist

    • Raptor007

      HTC, Prognosis Negative (Seinfeld reference) but you should really see your proctologist and get that blockage removed before you back up and keel over.

  • Who in their right mind would buy the Thunderbolt now?

    • KC

      You will, as soon as it comes out. You will forget every angry bitter comment you ever posted, bite your tongue, and be one of the first in line to get a phone which incorporates so much high technology features.

      • not to much high tech that we already have swen ooooo more ram must buy ferntttttt

        • DBK

          More advanced CPU, obviously more RAM, Gingerbread, New Sense, better cameras, video chatting, 4G….yeah obviously every other phone out there now has the same exact specs…….NOT.

  • djf

    Tired of this **** with the thunderbolt & verizon & iphone(apple)!! Been with big red 19 yrs, and two other providers said they would buy out my contract on 5 phones if I sign with them! I’m seriously thinking about it! I wanted TB bad, but pissing me off now! Apple (i think) is controlling verizon cause they want more iphone & ipad sales!! Damn, I hat ALPPLE & STEVE JOBS!!

  • Fredy

    In a few years Android will be bigger the apple

  • Bluedice00003

    If its a battery issue… tell us that! If its a 4g issue… tell us that! The reason most people are mad about this is because we are going on hearsay and Verizon wont tell us anything! Its one thing to not put a date on a phone months out or one that hasn’t been announced, but geeez they play the commercials on TV all day! Best Buy has done preorders! VERIZON please officially update us on this phone… for good or for bad so that we KNOW! CAN YOU HEAR ME KNOW?!

    The lack of communication makes me think they are in bed with Apple and to quote an earlier poster “D*ck riding Steve Jobs” Which not being any type of legal scholar at all would make me think that signing a deal that restrains trade with another company is illegal in some way

    • i dont think it is either if there releasing in a week the phone should be all set

  • Slickrickie23

    i honestly dont think there is such thing as the htc thunderbolt…its all a govermental conspiracy, but the phone never comes out.

  • Ny

    That’s bull…….. So it gets pushed back by two crapple products. I hate apple even more now.

  • Anonymous

    F’ING VERIZON!!!!!!!

  • The Thunderbolt has tiger’s blood, man

  • The Thunderbolt has tiger’s blood, man

  • Anonymous

    Htc must be PISSED lol

  • Anonymous

    Some people are really waiting for the Bionic over the Thunderbolt which I find a little shocking. The Bionic is like the “Red Headed Step Child of the Atrix” Less of everything but 4g and has the dual core, Thats it!!!
    It’s either the Thuinderbolt or wait for a more suitable phone that you don’t have to take a back set too.
    If you can hold out for a Qtr or tow I think you will see better specs coming out later this year. Just sayin

    • DBK

      It’s more like the “Fiery-Spirited Highly Successful Older Brother of the Atrix”. Have you not heard about all the problems it’s having? Not only is it not as fast as advertised (thanks to AT&T’s crappy network) but there have been many issues with the laptop aspect of that phone.

      Not to mention, the CEO of Moto (or was it Verizon) clearly mentioned that they were also going to develop a laptop dock/function for the Bionic (as well as other compatible devices). If they can’t get the Thunderbolt out soon (and fully functional) then the Bionic is the next best thing.

      • Anonymous

        Yep, I know about the problems and AT&T (As you so pointed out), The Bionic
        spcs wise is still a Red Headed Step Child, and though it will be better on
        Verizons network, I’d rather waiti for another device with better specs that
        will be coming soon. Just because the Bionic is the only device so far on
        Verizon that has halfway descent specs doesn’t mean that you should short
        yourself.

        3 months from now when another Droid comes out that has more Ram, and better
        overall specs you;ll be wishing for that one instead. I am just saying that
        you can tell the Bionic is the step brother.

        • DBK

          The other phones coming out this year (that we know of) look like they may fall short of the Bionic. Spec-wise, the Bionic is the best phone coming out this year.

        • Tim242

          Please tell me how the Atrix has better specs. The RAM is the same, because it is partitioned on the Atrix half for the phone, half for the dock. The Bionic has the bigger screen and better network.

        • DBK

          What Tim242 said.

  • Quad5s

    im canceling 2 pre-orders for the thunderbolt as we speak verizon just lost 2 customers for supporting apple which is an inferior device this is ridiculous att here i come atrix 4g

    • don’t do it!!1 AT&T service is horrible!!!!!!

      • Mike Smith

        AT&T service is not horrible. I have had them for 5 years. Yes the TB really sparked my eye and the reason I want to switch is because the Inspire does not have a front facing camera. I have been all over the US with AT&T and have never dropped a call. I had Verizon in NC and used to drop calls about 5 per day to be exact. You Verizon customers really need to stop bashing AT&T because it is really not that bad. I called Verizon the other day to ask about the TB release and the Salesman got all huffy with me saying that he is being evaluated on his sales and did not have time to talk to me about something that he didn’t know and was not in his job description. Is this how VZW treats customers and future customers. Seriously. Get a grip.

        • DBK

          I have had AT&T and have had nothing but dropped calls and no signal (been all over the east coast, no difference). I have had Verizon for three years now. No dropped calls, always a signal no matter where I am (especially when I go kicking/camping), and the customer service reps have been nothing but kind, courteous, and extremely helpful.

          It all depends on the area you’re in. Just because you may have had a bad experience doesn’t mean that the company is that way. But considering that AT&T has been at the bottom of the barrel for the longest time now(based on various studies and surveys), we CAN safely state that AT&T is in fact worse than Verizon.

          • DBK

            *camping, not kicking

          • DBK

            *hiking, not kicking

            Need to type a little slower. 😛

  • Greg

    Dear Verizon, I say this with the utmost sincerity..but go and eat a bowl of dicks.

  • Kdegz

    Ugh. So frustrating, the waiting game!

  • dude313

    Last night a friend of mine that is a Verizon employee, told me that the reason they keep pushing back the thunderbolt is because of connection problems. Originally they thought they had a battery problem because it would only last a couple hours. They figured out that the phone will not stay connected to the 4G network and is constantly trying to connect which is killing the battery.

    • verizon dont know shit

  • Industrializeme

    This is ridiculous. I don’t see how this can fly with HTC. Two Apple products get announced after this phone and are coming or are already out way before this. The only reason I have given this any interest past giving up is the fact that it is the only option on Verizon that meets all of my needs. HTC, FFC, 720HD and all the other jazz, but this holdup off sh*t is enough. Just another week, just another week…. I say forget this phone, F Verizon, and at this point I’d rather see what else is out there worth my time.

    • LeeInMKE

      Yeah. My contract ended Mar 4th. I’m already looking around at other 4G phones/carriers. Sucks for HTC that Verizon is screwing the pooch here.

  • Anonymous

    At least the thunderbolt is sitting HIGHER than the ipad 2….

  • Sdouglas3673

    I will admit.. it amazes me that Verizon has put the ipad2 in front of the bolt. The people looking for a new ipad and the bolt are 2 different breeds… one’s with a brain an well.. 🙂 Not even the risk of losing sales… Ugh

  • Jrer34

    we dont deserve to be treated this way. the least they could do is give us a date or come out and give us the real reason ffor whats causing the problems. if it truly is because of Apple then i will not switch to verizon anymore.

    • Jalenmike

      Amen

  • Nyrern

    That’s some ‘ol bull……

  • Anonymous

    Just cancel the Thunderbolt. The Bionic is around the corner at this point.

    • Anonymous

      If they have kept pusing the Thunderbolt back for Apple products, what makes you think they won’t do the same to the Bionic which actualy may hit the stockroom about the same time as the iphone 5.

    • Tim242

      Blur sucks.

      • your opinion this phone is doa

        • Tim242

          Yeap, that’s what I am. I thought I was just a collector. Thanks for setting
          me “str8.”

      • your opinion this phone is doa

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • So lame Verizon

  • Logan

    The HTC THunderbolt: It’s not your dream phone, it’s the obsolete POS that will be released after that one.

    • DBK

      It’s the Freddy Krueger of phones. Nothing but nightmares, torture, and bad jokes.

    • Nixx

      No. It IS your dream phone. It however, only exits in your dreams and recently those dreams are starting to become nightmares.

  • Anonymous

    Lol, mine is due on the 15th LOl

  • Broady72

    Panda is just guessing like everybody else. Panda said 3 or 4 other dates as well.

    • Tim242

      BlackmanX said way back in October that it would be St. Patty’s Day.

      • Dawn

        Exactly Tim242…he said they were TRYING to get it out earlier but if not St. Patty was the day.

  • Jay

    Seems att is pushing android and vzw is riding Steve Jobs di**. My contract is expired dont think im sticking around

  • TheRealBeesley

    Enjoy that locked bootloader… Good times.

    • as long as ican tether free im good not a big difference in a locked bootloader

  • TheRealBeesley

    Shut up turds… You know you’ll still buy the damn thing “Strike Strike Strike” “Vote with your wallet” LMAO, you know Verizon doesnt give a shit. And if ya dont, ya should.

  • Anonymous

    Translation:

    Dear Loyal VZW Android User:

    We haven’t forgot about you. We just don’t care about you anymore. Don’t forget your bill is due on March 11th.

    Sincerely,
    iVZW

  • Anonymous

    Translation:

    Dear Loyal VZW Android User:

    We haven’t forgot about you. We just don’t care about you anymore. Don’t forget your bill is due on March 11th.

    Sincerely,
    iVZW

    • Anonymous

      I actually don’t blame them, as much money as they sank into apple products they have to make that up somehow. I went into a couple of Verizon stores to kill sometime and a lot of the reps are pushing android pretty heavy still.

      • exVZN

        I want to kill som VZN reps….they killed enough of my time

        • Anonymous

          thats a lil bit extreme…

          • Stanggt21088

            disagree

          • No

            Sign your check amount as “coming soon” for your bill. Screw verizon.

          • DBK

            Or “Available early Q2”

            🙂

        • RexD

          Kill? Kind of a dangerous word to use…. especially over a phone

    • JobsH8er

      Screw it!!!! HTC better hope that the Bionic does not ship with an unlocked bootloader….

      • Ben Yarmis

        haha don’t worry it won’t

    • djf

      AMEN!

    • djf

      AMEN!

    • Anonymous

      I love when u do a translation. These are always good.

    • Kocho324343

      Can we do anything about this? Anyone know what’s the next best option other than Verizon for cell phone service on the Northeast? I may try another carrier while I’m waiting for Verizon (should I try Sprint?). If I can get a decent signal and good 4G coverage, then I’ll cancel my Verizon plan.

      This won’t get Verizon’s attention unless millions of people do it, which is probably unlikely!

      • Dan

        I wouldnt do that. Sprint 4G is inferior to Verizon 4G LTE.

        • Bobrpert121

          Maybe if the Tbolt ever comes out, we’ll see if that holds true in the real world.

      • leathernuts

        yeah pretty unlikely is an understatement

      • P G Karpacz

        Go with Sprint Kocho…. Got the EVO, cheaper plans, and they’ll give you $125 dollars on your bill for switching from a competitor. Yay!

    • Dodgesityballer

      So fkn funny lmao your translations=WIN lol

  • Rumor is Sprint is getting the Nexus S 4G. I am mighty close to walking into Best Buy today, cancelling my Thunderbolt preorder, and letting my contract run out in two months.

    • Tim242

      Sure, if you want a plastic cheap phone.

      • i think htc has made plenty of those phones

        • Tim242

          The Thunderbolt and Inspire are aluminum, thanks.

          • the incredible is too then righttt?

          • Tim242

            Did I say Incredible? You’re as stupid as the itards.

          • no your just a cazy htc fanboy you said there phones are plasticky and i responded so does htc so if your going to say all those phones you must also group htc your just upset i understand its/ok thanks

  • Misledred

    Seriously considering moving by business account to another carrier. First it took months to get my blackberries to version 6 software and now when I have decided to move to Google Apps for Business and want to start with the latest devices, Verizon won’t release them. My project has been on hold too long. I’ve had great service for the majority of my 27 years of loyalty but enough is enough!!!

  • Anonymous

    This is starting to make me think, especially in regards to all of the people that say they will rather wait for the Bionic.

    If they have kept pusing the Thunderbolt back for Apple products, what makes you think they won’t do the same to the Bionic which actualy may hit the stockroom about the same time as the iphone 5.

    • because moto has some balls unlike htc

  • lye

    FINE VERIZON. You finally convinced me. I’ll stick with AT&T.

  • Ego

    The $300 dollar price tag and the 4g tiered pricing of 50 to 80 dollars a month for a service that is not available in new Jersey no thanks. Verizon you lose!

    • Ckochinsky125

      who said it would be 50-80 for 4g? If you look at the modem prices they are the same as 3g. maybe do a little research first. smh

      • Ego

        I did my homework, verizon will introduce tiered 4g data plans with the release of the dunderbolt.

        • Dawn

          Sorry to say but your homework is wrong. Tiered pricing won’t be until later–around early summertime at the earliest maybe April or so but by then the TBolt will be released and people will have been grandfathered in.

          • lol no yout wrong thry said they are starting there tiered pricing with the thunderbolt to see how it goes so they can iplement it with upcoming devices in the summer

          • if u dont want to read heres a little from the article:
            Verizon CFO Fran Shammo has haid that the upcoming launch of their new “tiered pricing structure” for 4G LTE will debut with the HTC Thunderbolt, when speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecommunications conference. The CFO stated that the HTC Thunderbolt was coming “very shortly” and the carrier was contemplating the price points for its tiered data plans.

        • ego is right they said it last week that they will introduce tiered pricing with the thunderbolt so a lot of people without 4g wont buy now due to this fact

        • ego is right they said it last week that they will introduce tiered pricing with the thunderbolt so a lot of people without 4g wont buy now due to this fact

    • actually, you lose

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

        • DBK

          *Face palm*

          The Thunderbolt is only an EVO in shape. There is nothing else even remotely similar about the two phones.

          You can go away, now.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • Ego

        You lose, thunderbolt is a eve hd but 150 dollars more.

      • plus didnt they say that pricing for lte will start with the thunderbolt looks like.ovwrkill to me phone is too much money lte will be more money and no dual/core and dont/give me this crap saying dual core isnt optimized because rhe bionic will be 10x more efficient

    • Professional Squirrel Herder

      Claiming 50 to 80 dollars a month was obviously false when it was first claimed to be what the phones would use. At this point, after being discredited as much as it has, it’s nothing but trolling by those who are envious of the speed.

      • Ego

        No speed to be envious of, it is not anywhere in nj so I have nothing to be envious of.

  • Fresh

    HTC must be pissed…

  • With the second quarter coming up, the Droid Bionic is now much closer (announced for a Q2 release). I, like others, may just wait for the Bionic at this point and forget the Thunderbolt.

    • Tim242

      Blur sucks

      • your opinion stop beinng a fanboy everyone likes what they like and the bionic will be the flag ship phone

        • Tim242

          Really? That’s what they said about the Atrix. Have you seen the list of
          problems? Who’s the bit*hy little fanboy now? You must be a bttm queen boy.

          • DBK

            That’s because it got released too early and the flaws weren’t fixed yet. The Bionic will be more polished and a lot faster than the Atrix. People need to stop comparing the two, since there is nothing to compare.

          • Tim242

            Really? They are the same, except the screen size and RAM. The Atrix has the
            gig of RAM.

          • DBK

            Wrong. The 1 GB is split between the phone and the laptop. Thus the Atrix only uses 512 MB at any given time. Same as the Bionic. The difference is that the Bionic will be more polished and perform much faster.

          • Tim242

            I’m glad you know so much about an unreleased phone. *rolls eyes*

          • DBK

            The demos and specs state as much. If you would stop being a douche for just a minute, and actually did some research, then you would know that.

            Plus, the Atrix is released, and the info about it’s RAM is fact.

          • Tim242

            Demo? Haha. As far as the RAM, that is just speculation. Show me a source
            for your claim…

          • DBK

            Uh…..The makers of the phone said as much……..look it up.

            The demos show how fast and powerful the Bionic is, and the specs tell us the same. So yeah, the Bionic will be the phone to beat this year and will definitely perform better than the Atrix.

          • Tim242

            The makers of the phone also claimed that the dual cores operated at 1Ghz
            each, which obviously isn’t true.

          • DBK

            And just because they were wrong on one minor aspect of the phone (of which they new little to nothing about anyway) automatically makes them wrong about everything? Wow……narrow-mindedness at it’s best.

          • Tim242

            LMAO @ you claiming the dual core processor is a minor aspect.

          • DBK

            Well, minor to me anyways. Still, it’s a part of the phone that they new little about to begin with. They know more about how RAM works then how a CPU works, so (considering all the problems the Atrix has) most likely they are right about this.

          • Tim242

            Regardless, the Thunderbolt is better than both : )

          • DBK

            Eh, I would say it’s just slightly under the Bionic, but definitely better than the Atrix.

          • Tim242

            Sense > Blur

    • Raptor007

      The Bionic isn’t supposed to be out until June and at this rate I don’t have any confidence it will achieve that either. Verizon simply can’t close the deal with the girl who was already paid.

  • Anonymous

    Can I just say something that I have wanted to say for a while, “The Thunberbolt is OUT-DATED PHONE SPECS!”
    There I feel better. This is an EVO (Inspire 4G) with a LTE radio! I understand that the LTE is cool, but why sell your soul to a phone that is really out-dated considering what is on the horizon (BIONIC and DX2(3G only – I know))

    • DBK

      It is on par with current Droid and Android phones and has slightly better specs than an EVO. It’s a good intra Android phone and the first with 4G, which is why many people want it.

      • DBK

        *intro

      • Anonymous

        See above reply

      • Anonymous

        See above reply

      • Anonymous

        Yeah its on par with current android phones which means its outdated bro.. think about it

        • it’s better, not on par. think about it. see what i did there?

          • Anonymous

            actually i dont bro please explain 🙂

          • DBK

            I did explain. Listen better, bro.

          • Anonymous

            lol i was talking to Alex chill out

          • lol chill out? did i express any form of anger? if so, it wasn’t supposed to be implied that way.

          • bro, really bro? whoa bro. i can’t believe it bro, you’re nuts bro. ha bro. u mad bro?

        • LimpySticksMa’gee

          Dooooonnnn’tttt Taaaazzzz Meeeee Brrrrooooooo!

      • Anonymous

        on par with current Droid phones, which means its outdated.. think about it. THis is supposed to be a new phone, but it has the same specs as the Droid X, which was released last year…

        • DBK

          Actually, it has better specs. By on par, I meant it provides a similar experience as the current Droids. But it’s hardware and software is better than the current offerings. And it is the only one with 4G right now, which is the main reason many want it.

        • DBK

          Actually, it has better specs. By on par, I meant it provides a similar experience as the current Droids. But it’s hardware and software is better than the current offerings. And it is the only one with 4G right now, which is the main reason many want it.

    • Anonymous

      Not saying it is not, but what spec(s) does it differ from the EVO?

      • Anonymous

        its faster go check out the review videos with bench mark, it has a much newer and up to date processor, more ram, and more internal memory, as well as a much larger pre-installed sd card, android 2.2, htc sense updated, more sturdy reliable kickstand, more eye appealing. and as for the bionic cant say for sure but odds are seeing that bionic runs motoblur vs sense on the blunderbolt, motoblur will proably bring the bionic down to same level as blunderbolt

      • DBK

        More removable memory, more RAM, new processor, new Sense, better cameras…..just to name a few. To be more accurate, the Thunderbolt is an updated Incredible with 4G, not an EVO clone.

        • DBK

          *internal, not removable. My mistake.

      • it has the best processor for any android phone? that says a lot. it’s got a newer generation snapdragon than the evo. 768MB RAM compared to Evo’s 512MB of RAM. 8 GB internal memory, pre-installed 32GB MicroSD, better kick stand, better camera, Skype integration into the OS, it’s going to be the first with the netflix app, LTE capable, Sense 2.0. Just because it looks similar to the Evo, doesn’t mean it is theres only so much that can be done when the majority of the phone is screen real estate. and yes i said the best processor, knowing that theirs dual-core processor’s coming out, but thats because you need HARDWARE THAT IS OPTIMIZED FOR THE SOFTWARE, and not even 2.3 is optimized for dual-core. the only software to do that is honeycomb, which is a tablet OS. until ice cream, dual core means nothing. and Thunderbolt will be updated to 2.3 soon.

      • I think the better question is what specs does it share in common with the EVO?

        I mean, sure it has a “1GHz” processor… but it’s the 2nd gen snapdragon. GHz means practically nothing… the processor is ridiculously fast, almost as fast as the dual cores coming out. The “8MP” camera isn’t the same as the one that’s in the EVO. It’s been improved somewhat. The screen is a Super LCD and by all accounts is far better than the screen used in the EVO. It also has more RAM, more internal memory, and a bigger SD card included. The kickstand is bigger and more robust (and the Thunderbolt can even stand up in portrait mode). The speaker is huge and the people who have used the device have complimented it.

        Oh, and it has a building penetrating 4G LTE signal, so you are more likely to get an actual 4G signal wherever you are.

        So, I re-propose my question: What specs does it share in common with the EVO? Practically the only thing I can think of is the basic form factor.

        • Anonymous

          My brother has the Atrix 4G and the benchmarks on that thing FLIES!!! I just am wanting to see what the BIONIC does with the dual core. Will the ROM memory help that? (not exactly sure how that will affect the speed of the BIONIC)

          • DBK

            The Bionic is a better phone, no doubt. The bionic will be better than the Atrix, though, because it will be on an actual 4G network, and the dual cores will definitely help. And since it will be getting the laptop feature as well, and a newer, faster version of Blur, it should be a beast.

          • agree with that one db

          • The Atrix has been getting mixed reviews as far as it’s performance, but in general, I think the Atrix looks like a fast device. That said, anyone who has handled a Thunderbolt also says it’s extremely fast as well, and not just in benchmarks. The general performance (smoothness is usually used as a metric) of the device has been pretty consistantly rated the highest among existing Android devices.

            Dual core for now doesn’t impress me… this first generation really isn’t anything to be excited about. I hate to say it, but since everyone is saying the same about the Thunderbolt vs Bionic (in the sense that, “oh just wait a little longer and you’ll get *this*”) … the next generation dual cores will be just around the corner. The dual core Snapdragon 1.5GHz has a distinct advantage in processing power as well as power efficiency. Also, by the time that actually comes out, we might have some dual core apps which will actually take advantage of the extra processing power.

            As far as your question, I’m not sure what you mean by ROM… Do you mean RAM? Also, compared to what? You mentioned the Atrix in your post (which has more RAM).

          • Anonymous

            Look at the Atrix 4G and the Bionic Specs. Atrix 4G – 1 GB RAM while the BIONIC has 512 MB of RAM and 2 GB of ROM. I know that RAM is memory that is dynamic and can change from app to app (or process to process) while ROM is fixed and can only be cleared by a reboot.

          • DBK

            The RAM is the same on both because the phone only uses 512 MB. The other 512 is used with the laptop feature, so it only uses 512 also. And all the problems that the Atrix has been having makes it not worth the buy.

          • I see what you’re talking about now… It isn’t what you think it is.

            ROM is “Read only memory” … the way they are using the term now is obviously not holding true to that acronym… but it’s usually storage space that isn’t written to as often as SD card memory.

            What I think they are describing is internal memory… the memory used to store downloaded apps and such (that you don’t move to SD card, that is). “ROM” memory holds the OS and such (hence why rooted folks download “ROMs” to flash to their phones).

            Anyway, the amount of internal memory has little to do with the speed of the device… it is known that internal memory is faster than MicroSD memory, so having enough to store all the apps you want without using “Apps to SD” is usually preferable.

          • Dawn

            The fact that the Bionic and the Atrix have MotoBlur and locked bootloader on them handicaps them off bat. You just can’t even compare Blur with Sense and Sense 2.0? Forget about it. That and the aforrmentioned reasons by the other poster makes the TBolt a winner in my book.

          • DBK

            Don’t forget Sense 2.1. But the new Blur coming with the Bionic and the even newer ones coming out for the later Droids will be just as good. if you saw the demo of the Bionic, you would know how fast the new Blur is. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

        • Tim242

          Thank you! So glad I didn’t have to type all of that again!

        • won t be close to dual cores but u can keep telling yourself if it makes u feel better

          • hardware is not optimized by the software, therefore rendering dual-core useless until icecream

  • Jrer34

    There is no way that they didnt know about the release date of the iPad 2 a month ago and if they already knew about it then why all the mess with release dates? i need a new phone badly and i have been waiting for this one and the main reason i have a problem with waiting is because they wont give a date. I would absolutely love to have the phone on the 10th but if its the 17th thats fine, as long as they come out and say it will be SOON. give us something verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Where’s Jefferey Bernard…should be here any second with a comment about sales. 🙂

    • DBK

      Lol That troll is getting really annoying. You need to ban his ass, ASAP.

      • I agree that guy is out of control. He gets an iPhone and now he thinks he’s better than us. What an iSheep. Apple products actually suck they just tricked all those people into making them the most valuable tech company in the world. Lucky for all of us android users we actually know the truth. We are a lot like Jesus when you think about it.

        p.s. have you guys seen iJustine, she is hot and i am hoping to marry her. if anyone knows her tell her to hit me up. Thanks!

      • I agree that guy is out of control. He gets an iPhone and now he thinks he’s better than us. What an iSheep. Apple products actually suck they just tricked all those people into making them the most valuable tech company in the world. Lucky for all of us android users we actually know the truth. We are a lot like Jesus when you think about it.

        p.s. have you guys seen iJustine, she is hot and i am hoping to marry her. if anyone knows her tell her to hit me up. Thanks!

      • I agree that guy is out of control. He gets an iPhone and now he thinks he’s better than us. What an iSheep. Apple products actually suck they just tricked all those people into making them the most valuable tech company in the world. Lucky for all of us android users we actually know the truth. We are a lot like Jesus when you think about it.

        p.s. have you guys seen iJustine, she is hot and i am hoping to marry her. if anyone knows her tell her to hit me up. Thanks!

    • No comment about sales. 4G crushes battery life. The phones are not ready for primetime. Plus when the iPhone has already outsold every Android phone except the original Droid you let that baby ride it out a little longer.(sorry couldn’t resist)

  • So done. Verizon has all but lost my business. been waiting for 3 months for this phone. Verizon’s biggest mistake was bringing over the dumb *phone. what a joke this has become. honestly with all the hype this phone better be the best damn phone ever.

  • jake

    i think you guys are too in love with this thunderbolt for not much of a good reason. it doesn’t even have a trackball or optical scroll. it doesn’t even have gingerbread. i feel like i’m ripping on an apple device here for lacking notification & home screen versatility. just because it’s android with LTE you shouldn’t fall all over yourselves worshipping this mediocre device. the only thing even remotely cool about it is the front camera. and skype hasn’t even been established yet on android whereas on iOS it has been available with all fashions of video calling for a long time. the only way i will buy thunderbolt is if it turns out the be the only viable option for a ROM-able device with 4G by the time it launches where I live.

    • Anonymous

      Who wants a trackball? No one uses those things. 😛

      • Droidzzz

        I wouldn’t mind it. It’s useful for going back and editing what you’ve typed.

    • Tim242

      You lost all credibility at trackball.

  • Yet another reason Apple has destroyed VZW.

  • Who cares about the thunderbolt anymore (crawling off with my tail between my legs…) I dont want to be your friend anymore Verizon

  • Miked

    Haha and u all though android/Droid wide survive apple joining Verizon. Haha

    • Munstir

      We all thought your English would be better, guess that didn’t happen either.

    • Anonymous

      All your base are belong to us!

  • Kevoskee

    After looking at HTCs helicoper toy commercial for the thunderbolt, I came to the conclusion that the phone will be out on the 17th. Because on the phone at the beginning, the date said March 16th. So if it doesn’t come out then, I might just give up and wait for the Bionic

    • Ckochinsky125

      yeah well the thunderbolts have had dates ranging from november to march so you cant go by what is on it in a commercial. Its all a ploy to get people to continue waiting. By the time it comes out nobody will want it with the bionic and other dual cores right around the corner. If i am going to get locked into a contract even a 1 year I want my phone to be pretty future proof so now I will be going with a dual core since the new OS is supposed to be designed to work better with it.

    • Tim242

      Blur sucks

  • Anonymous

    Do y’all think android tablets will dominate? If so why. My answer is I dint think so because android os devices rest to much on carrier subsidizes. iPhone had a problem w/ carrier choice (even though it’s on verizon now) u don’t need a carrier w/ iPad or iPods. When iPods came out there were plenty of choices & some were just as good but they tanked. Google & the oems can have a problem w/ this because most people don’t want to be tied to a carrier. iPad 3G is just a small fraction of iPad sales. What do y’all think

    • Anonymous

      This is about the Thunderbolt release, not how many iPads will be sold. 😛

      • I see it as, what makes them thing the ipad2 is more important than a phone that everyone wants. Are the sales of tablets (in this case ipad2) being predicted to be so high that it takes priority over the Tbolt?

      • Anonymous

        But u so happened to mention iPad 2 that’s not a phone is being pushed back because it falls into the release date of the thunderbolt. So kellex what do u think, apparently it bothers u for you to even post this

        • Anonymous

          You started comparing Android tablets to iPads. The story is about an Android phone and the release date of the iPad. Your argument that was only started to stir up the post, had nothing to do with the subject at hand. Trying to keep people on topic here.

          • Sdouglas3673

            Thank you kellex! I appreciate the info… frustrating yes.. but is out of our control… Gracias!! 🙂

          • Anonymous

            Ok fine, then why are they pushing it back so much. Htc needs to get off there ass & have a stable release date.

          • it’s Verizon who hasn’t released it. HTC wants them to release it already

    • iPad2 is gay. the first device that takes lower resolution pictures than the resolution of its own display

      • As a gay man, I appreciate you finding another way to express what’s wrong with the iPad2

  • Anonymous

    With all these delays it would be miraculously if it spawned a second core and a larger battery at launch.
    Forgive my sarcasim as I am trying to swallow the harsh reality of ”one more week”.

  • Motta2003

    The only thing that could save them from my wrath is if showed up miraculously with a dual-core proc. Otherwise, FML – these weeks are longer and longer and…

  • Motta2003

    The only thing that could save them from my wrath is if showed up miraculously with a dual-core proc. Otherwise, FML – these weeks are longer and longer and…

  • Tbolt will launch after the iPhone 5

  • Tbolt will launch after the iPhone 5

    • Anonymous

      Hah.

    • ImMoody

      Lol, at this rate yup.

      I’ll wait for the Bionic.

      • Tim242

        blur sucks

        • Agreed. Blur isn’t worth a crap. So unless Moto fixes Blur or goes back to stock Android .. it’s either HTC or Samsung. I’m not giving Moto anymore money for their slow skin. No wonder their new phones are dual core. 😉

          • DBK

            New Blur on Bionic is pretty fast and performs eons better than the current Blur. And the even newer Blur that will come with the later Droids will be even better. People need to stop bashing it until they try the new ones.

          • i agree i find most people thatbash blur are people that nevwr owned a moto phone i like my droid x way better than my og droid and bashing the bionic before its out shows how narrow minded and sheep thwy arw to a particular company

  • Anonymous

    This make me somewhat aggrivated. Yes it may be ‘one more week’ but I recall thinking I can do ‘one more week’ several weeks ago.

    I don’t understand how the table trumps the cell phone. Seems like Verizon can’t release two mutually exclusive devices at the same time. Shameful.
    I refuse to get a HTC Inpsire with the caped HSUPA tranfser rate so I guess back to the ”one more week” chant.

    • Ckochinsky125

      You have no right to be angry they never announced a release date so you waiting for weeks is out of rumors but nothing ever came from verizon

      • Anonymous

        1st of all I did not say I was ‘angry’
        I said I was aggrivated. Actually if you recall CES there were timetables assigned to the release. Then there were the commercials. Oh the commericals. This past weekend HTC beat the horse to death with the helicopter commercial.

        They may not have posted an official release date but that is nothing more than a formality at this point.

      • Tim242

        Best Buy didn’t pull the preorder and release dates out of their asses. Verizon reos visit almost daily.

  • Anonymous

    i think, out of frustration, we (all prospective tbolt owners) need to group together and strike! can we please have a poll asking if tbolt pre-orderers will cancel their pre-order if the phone is not released by 3/10, the latest….
    thx

  • Anonymous

    For all of this wait and see games going on, Verizon/HTC could’ve simply upgraded the specs on the Thunderbolt and had a better showing

  • Anonymous

    I can’t stand Apple anymore

    • angermeans

      I agree 100÷ with you you verizon was the main company behind android and now they seem to be doing exactly what att did by putting all their eggs in one basket. One thing that really bothers me that I am very surprised more blogs haven’t talked about was the finding that an ex att worker told people that att had made deals. With apple to not upgrade their android offerings. That to me is a bunch of shit as the people that bought these phones are just as much your customers as any iphone or ipad. This was very disturbing as it shows what apple will do to stall competition and that carriers will gladly agree to this is disheartening. Att should have been called out on this as well as apple and I hope verizon is much smarter than that.

      • Ckochinsky125

        It’s all about making money and verizon and other carriers will continue to do it because people bitch and moan on sites like these but wont switch carriers so why should they change what they are doing? If people dont talk with their wallets these carriers dont care.

        • angermeans

          I agree with you we have the power to change these things but as long as we
          buy their products they will only continue on with stunts like these. The
          iphone on Verizon is a plague and although it offers more choice for
          customers I feel it could sctuslly bring the opposite as more and more
          iPhones sell with Verizon branding the we may see less and less options that
          run android

          • Raptor007

            AT&T screws their customers over everyday it’s nothing new its business. Now they don’t have the iPhone to themselves and suddenly Android is king shit for them. Well that’s a good thing,if Verizon continues to slip Android users will in fact leave.

  • What a joke…

  • nikon d300

    It’s all can do to keep from cursing Verizon. Android saved their neck and this is all the support we get now. Looks like they sold their soul to Apple.

    • Ckochinsky125

      how did android save their neck Pretty sure verizon is the reason android is as big as it is now when they launched their Droid line. And verizon was always big android by no means saved their neck. I think this is all to spite HTC after the inc debacle where they couldnt keep stock and verizon lost out on lots of new subscribers and money to other carriers since HTC couldnt produce enough stock to meet demands.

      • Anonymous

        I think he ment MOTO!! moto was struggling with thier weak cell phone sells. Moto’s hadn’t done anything since the Razor, Yeah tha old lol. Verizon is a giant and would’ve picked up the Apple line anyway.
        It wouldn’t surprise me if All a long Verizon was using Android to bolster up thier wireless division to ultimately be a big player in the Apple space as well as Android.

        • Kmiller

          Actuall Apple came to VZW first, but VZW didn’t think a Apple phone would be a great product and seller.

          • Mabenson27

            Actually that rumor was debunked. Apple has said that they never went to Verizon first. But with that coming from Apple, you never know.

          • Anonymous

            Dude, the Attic which was promoted by Motor CEO himself and the spewcs alone
            are better than the Bionic. Just because the screen is slightly bigger and
            its on Verizon doesn’t make a better device. At CES the Bionic was a side
            show compared to the Atrix. We need a device equal or better than the Attic.

          • DBK

            They are the same phone, same specs. People need to do some research before posting nonsense like this and looking like idiots.

          • pwned

            Same specs?? Atrix has 4 inch screen, 5MP camera and 1gb RAM, and (optional) docking station. Bionic has 8MP camera, 4.3 inch screen and 512mb RAM. I agree with you on one thing. “People need to do some research before posting nonsense like this and looking like idiots”

          • bionic is fine in my book i like more screen

          • DBK

            Alright, similar specs. And they have the same amount of RAM. The phone never uses more then 512 because the other 512 is dedicated to the laptop. Therefore, overall, the device never uses more than 512 MB.

            For someone who agrees about the research thing, you do very little of it.

          • Anonymous

            Ok, we got you DBK!! But, wouldn’t it be nice to have that 1gb of Ram on the Bionic. Since the Bionic isn’t going to have a dock anyway. I mean that 1gb of Ram would be really nice in terms of performance.

            Pluus, the both the Atrix and the Bionic are UGLY!!! Compared to the Thunderbolt. Just sayin 🙂 Plus the Thunderbolt is has more Ram and from all accounts at CES it was lightninng fast. Yes, no dual core but still an amazing fast device that can hold it’s own against a dual core. Hmmm possiblities Your thoughts DBK.

          • DBK

            Thunderbolt has DDR RAM, Bionic has DDR2 RAM, making it twice as fast. Therefore, the Bionic actually has more RAM an is much faster.

            And the head of Moto (or was it Verizon?) said that they are actually in the process of developing a dock for the Bionic and future, compatible phones.

          • Anonymous

            Good to know, thanks 🙂 I just don’t like the look of the Bionic vs the
            Thunderbolt, guess i will have to play with both when they’re out in the
            stores. Moto needs to take a hint from HTC in the phone design dept LOL

          • DBK

            As long as it is durable and can take a beating, I could really care less how it looks. Eh, but to each their own.

          • Anonymous

            Dude, I totally understand, but after talking with some of the guys from DL
            after CES, They said, the Thunderbolt really impressed them and the feel
            was better than the other devices. Like you said, to each his own, i’ll
            just compare when they hit the stores LOL

          • DBK

            I agree the design is superior to the Bionic, but the Bionic feels more like a tank and looks like it can take more of a beating than the Thunderbolt. And knowing me, I would break off that kickstand in less than a day. 🙂

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, I still baby my OGD and she looks as good as the day I bought it in 09
            lol. But it’s time to upgrade, the TB looked sexy as hell, then Kellex
            really busted my bubble with rumors or the Tegra 3 and quad processors
            coming out at the end of the year. I am thinking tablets for those. And
            new devices that will blow the tegra 2 away UGGGHHH I can never get caught
            up LMAO!!!

          • DBK

            lol Tell me about it. I managed to survive almost 4 years with a dying, bleeding BB Pearl on a 1X network. I just finally got a Droid (Droid 2 a few months ago) and finally got onto the 3G network, and now 4G is out and dual core devices and up are coming out………I think I am good for a while. 🙂

          • Anonymous

            I was using the top of the line TREO by Palm on Verizon before my OGD lol A
            shame that Palm sat on thier A$$ and let the rest of the world go flying by
            unitl it was too late to catch up. The TREO could’ve been a major player if
            the management had foresight. Maybe even jumped in with Google and the
            combination of business and media. Who knows LOL

            Right know I am trigger happy for the next phone but will choose carefully,

          • DBK

            lol Tell me about it. I managed to survive almost 4 years with a dying, bleeding BB Pearl on a 1X network. I just finally got a Droid (Droid 2 a few months ago) and finally got onto the 3G network, and now 4G is out and dual core devices and up are coming out………I think I am good for a while. 🙂

          • Anonymous

            I’m sending u a link that I promised http://dvddirect2u.com/about.html
            Hope u like it.

          • Zen00chef

            May have faster ram and a dual core, but based on my experience looking at the Atrix and the Inspire side by side the Atrix is sluggish. I don’t know if its the OS not working well with the CPU or Motoblur just sucks that bad. I was just surprised at how noticable it was.

          • Anonymous

            I apologize for sending this so late
            http://chelseagadgets.com/about.html Enjoy it!

          • ExplosiveBJ

            the bionic has 512 of DDR2 ram, the equivilent of the atrix’s 1 gb of DDR1 ram

          • ExplosiveBJ

            the bionic has 512 of DDR2 ram, the equivilent of the atrix’s 1 gb of DDR1 ram

          • pwned

            Same specs?? Atrix has 4 inch screen, 5MP camera and 1gb RAM, and (optional) docking station. Bionic has 8MP camera, 4.3 inch screen and 512mb RAM. I agree with you on one thing. “People need to do some research before posting nonsense like this and looking like idiots”

          • Anonymous

            Man, REALLY REALLY?? Dude Pleasseee take some of your own advice dude, I’ve
            even simplified it down for yu with links of both phones.!!! Read on:

            http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/ci.Motorola-ATRIX-US-EN.alt

            http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/DROID-BIONIC-US-EN

            One of these Toys IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER!!!! 🙂

          • DBK

            Read my response to pwned.

          • Anonymous

            Jboogie1289:

            Thanks for noticing man, I just the comparison to DB with links of the specs
            of both phones!!!! Research is always good 🙂 My apologies for the Attic
            lol

          • Jboogie1289

            No apologies needed, I think we’re all bleeding here for THE 4G phone to come out. Which will it be……who knows. At least they’re killin me with this crap!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            LOL, I know I was really looking at the Thunderbolt, but Kellex had to burst
            my bubble with news of the Tegra 3 and 4 processors coming out at the end of
            the year.

          • Anonymous

            Sorry, I couldn’t send it earlier http://gadgetstraders.com/about.html Enjoy!

          • Jboogie1289

            I was on to what you were saying and got lost along the way when trying to figure out when Moto released an “Attic”. Then I got back on track when I saw “Atrix”, then I got lost again when I saw “Attic”. Just saying. Oh, and no these 2 phones aren’t the same.

      • Anonymous

        That wasn’t necessarily HTC’s fault. The issue was the lack of Super AMOLED screens, which was an issue on Samsung’s side (because it was bleeding edge screen tech that they didn’t have stockpiled).

        VZW, Motorola, and Google mutually benefitted (benefut?) from their partnerships with each other. VZW finally had smartphones worth buying, Motorola was saved from obscurity and potentially future bankruptcy, and Google was able to truly start the Android revolution. VZW hasn’t sold their soul to anyone (they don’t have a soul to sell?) – simply put, the iOS beats Android since the lowest denominator needs a very idiot-proof, spoonfeeding experience to use their devices effectively (HTC Sense is the closest similar experience on Android). VZW wants to appease the needs of its shareholders so they decided to market the crap out of both Android for us intellectual geeky types and iOS for the average lay man so they can simultaneously appease shareholders and consumers.

      • Sbalsen

        Read the newspaper. 28% of Motorola’s sales came from Verizon Droid sales! Hey, I’m a Capitalist myself, but Verizon is simply screwing their customers. I’m sure Apple made some pretty stiff demands of Verizon in terms of competition. I’m a Mac user and bit of an Apple fan, but Steve Jobs has become a dangerous megalomaniac. Not that I don’t wish I had some of their stock!

        • nikon d300

          Don’t forget that Motorola also doesn’t care about their loyal Verizon supporters. Despite the 28% of Motorola’s sales that came from Verizon Droid sales, did they think of releasing the Atrix on Verizon? Who cares about the customer?

    • Rizzidy

      Android saved Verizon? lol stay in school

  • Anonymous

    First Again!!!