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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!

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    So lame Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    So lame Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    So lame Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    So lame Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    So lame Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    So lame Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    So lame Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    So lame Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    So lame Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    So lame Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    So lame Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    So lame Verizon

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    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

    • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

      not on the hospital bed….too soon?

  • TheRealBeesley

    Enjoy that locked bootloader… Good times.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      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

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

            hb hurt?

    • 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

  • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

    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.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        i think htc has made plenty of those phones

        • Tim242

          The Thunderbolt and Inspire are aluminum, thanks.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            the incredible is too then righttt?

          • Tim242

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

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            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.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      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.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            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

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            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.

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          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

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          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

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/LMmqO3RnpZ00WiXT9ItCx5SbmV1KSA--#41da2 flyerwire

      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.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        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…

  • http://theRamenNoodle.com/ the Ramen Noodle

    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

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        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

        • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

          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

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

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

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            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.

      • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

        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.

      • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.logan.cain Christopher Logan Cain

        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.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            agree with that one db

          • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.logan.cain Christopher Logan Cain

            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.

          • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.logan.cain Christopher Logan Cain

            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!

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

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

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            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.

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

        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!

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

        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!

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

        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!

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

      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)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C5PNLJB6EIFI5OY7I7CJQYI72I Colin

    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. :P

      • 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.

  • http://twitter.com/dren_martin Josh Martin

    Yet another reason Apple has destroyed VZW.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.reger Jeremy Reger

    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

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        your opinion

  • 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. :P

      • http://twitter.com/KuroHoshiSama James Crenshaw

        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.

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

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

    • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

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

      • http://www.whatsyourissue.tv/ HeathCliff Rothman

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

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          lol

  • 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…

  • http://twitter.com/rusty_richards Rusty Richards

    Tbolt will launch after the iPhone 5

  • http://twitter.com/rusty_richards Rusty Richards

    Tbolt will launch after the iPhone 5

    • Anonymous

      Hah.

    • ImMoody

      Lol, at this rate yup.

      I’ll wait for the Bionic.

      • Tim242

        blur sucks

        • http://twitter.com/aergern aergern

          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.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            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.

  • http://twitter.com/rusty_richards Rusty Richards

    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”

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            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!!!