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Add March 21st to the HTC Thunderbolt Rumor List

A few minutes ago, we were having a casual conversation with one of our friends at Verizon and they made mention of a new potential date for the HTC Thunderbolt (Zomg what!).  March 21.  There were notes in their systems that even mentioned the word “official” when referring to the 21st, but really, who’s holding out hope for any of these dates anymore?  We should also point out that the 21st is a Monday which is odd, since we know that Verizon launches almost everything on Thursday (except for the iPad 2 because it’s special).  But to help out this date, our friends at BGR must have had friends reading the same internal screen as they are reporting this same date.

Consider yourself hypebeasted.

February 14, 17, 24. March 3, 10, 17, 21. (for those keeping track)

Cheers that dude and to Patrick for the photo!

  • Jrer34

    I just got an email from best buy about my reservation of the thunderbolt saying that they would let me know as soon as it was available. I’m assuming this is something that was sent out to everyone who reserved it but why are they just sending this out a month later? this whole thing is annoying and misleading.

  • i think it’s gonna be the 17th. i just got a confirmation e-mail from best buy the they will be calling me soon with info.

  • Nixx

    My roomate has done some research into this and it appears that the Mayan calendar that ends on December 12th, 2012 is actually a countdown for the Thunderbolt. Its been verified that this phone was promised to them by their gods and even they couldn’t get it out in time. Using their remarkable math skills and with a little help of prophecy they were able to determine the date of the Thunderbolts strike. Then again at this rate we may miss that rumored date as well.

  • Nixx

    My roomate has done some research into this and it appears that the Mayan calendar that ends on December 12th, 2012 is actually a countdown for the Thunderbolt. Its been verified that this phone was promised to them by their gods and even they couldn’t get it out in time. Using their remarkable math skills and with a little help of prophecy they were able to determine the date of the Thunderbolts strike. Then again at this rate we may miss that rumored date as well.

  • Nixx

    My roomate has done some research into this and it appears that the Mayan calendar that ends on December 12th, 2012 is actually a countdown for the Thunderbolt. Its been verified that this phone was promised to them by their gods and even they couldn’t get it out in time. Using their remarkable math skills and with a little help of prophecy they were able to determine the date of the Thunderbolts strike. Then again at this rate we may miss that rumored date as well.

  • Kellex, how unfortunate that despite the fact Verizon themselves have never announced an official launch date, that you to continue to post rumors over and over.

    Just look at all the ugly posting that happens because of these rumors being posted. People are saying that they are sick of waiting, and switch to iPhone instead, you have people getting angry and upset, and blaming Verizon for not releasing this device yet, you’ve got trolls, you’ve got all kinds of CRAP because of these rumors you’re posting.

    I’m asking you, please stop, don’t post anything until you’ve got “Verizon confirms HT TB to be released on xx.xx.xxxx”

    ..but if you want to continue trolling the droid-life community and all it’s readers, by all means go ahead.

  • gorexinfx

    Can’t believe nobody noticed is says “Thunderdolt”.

  • Can’t believe nobody noticed it says “Thunderdolt”.

  • I just went into a Verizon store and they said this phone will be released sometime between next Decembuary and Smarch.

  • Anonymous

    And kellex mentions the iPad 2 again. Obsessed much?

  • Bucho2k

    What do I see behind the mock calendar above? Cheap plastic.

  • Www Kirayamato2611

    Talked to a Bestbuy Verizon Rep and he said possible chance for the release on Monday 14th March.

    • Wolfendoc

      Really??? That’s cool enough to spread as a rumor all over my facebook page!! After I do that, I’ll contact my local news.

      …No OFFICIAL announcement from Big bloody turd = no little fast diarrhea phone.

      P.S. I’m anxiously awaiting it too!

  • It’s the “before the first half — before the second half of the year, by the end of the second quarter.” Which by then, second half of the year model will be out. I Can’t believe big Red is the last carrier to be with a 4G handset actually out publicly.

  • maybe they will announce on the 21st? to release on the 24th ? :O

  • wheres march 24th?

  • Pipester

    Verizon only launches phones on Thursdays.

  • d-roids

    actually the rumored released date i hear is “eventually”

    screw THAAAAATTTTT

    • Jkw383

      lol that would be the official release date

  • TurdFerguson

    The release of the Thunderbolt will coincide with the March 19th “Supermoon” event that will unleash unmentionable havoc on the Earth. The gravitational pull of the moon passing so close to the Earth will be so immense that the Thunderbolts will literally be pulled from their boxes. This event occurs every 18years, so I predict that the Droid Bionic will be released on March 19, 2029. Look it up people, of the truth I speak…………

  • Anonymous

    U forgot to mention feb 28, March 24, 31st and April 1 lol 🙂

  • naw, you’ll probably switch to iPhone 5 instead of 4G droid.

  • I wonder how much hate I’d get for swapping my Droid X for an iPhone 4 while waiting for a dual core 4G droid.

  • cause im a droid owner waiting for iPhone 5

    • Tim242

      You’re a troll with no life. There, fixed that for you.

  • valid point!

  • Bigdaddy5150

    I just got off the phone with the guy who signs verizon’s ceo’s paycheck.
    Carl Verizon says that he has issued an order that the Thunderbolt is to be released in 45 mins!! Absolutely ZERO delays on this directive! So, there you have it, news you can count on from the top. Happy now?

    • LMFAO @ “CARL VERIZON”

      HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • All I have to say is Verizon = POOP to me right now until this thing comes out

  • What also humors me even more. iPhone/iPad blogs don’t even make Android jokes, comments or censor the word like Droid Life does.

    Yet I come to droid life and see at least 3 per page that somehow makes a reference or photoshop (see this article) toward Apple.

    For someone who despises all things apple, you sure do like talking about em lol.

    • To be fair Apple blogs make Android comments all the time. We talk about terrible apps, terrible battery life, terrible form factors and such. The main difference is Apple users don’t have the inferiority complex that is prevalent in many Android users. .

      • Tim242

        If you didn’t have a complex, you wouldn’t be in an Android blog. Get a life.

    • Anonymous

      This site has developed a pattern of having to mention Apple in damn near every post. It’s really sad to see a once great blog resort to trashing on another company for who knows what reason. take this post for example. Was it really necessary to mention the iPad 2 in a story about the Thunderbolt? This has gone way past being a joke.

  • 2011 is the year of product delays for devices that fail all battery tests?

    I didn’t get the memo lol.

  • Jay

    i think they are going to announce a new HTC Thunderbolt 2 before this phone even comes out puahha >=D

  • Trincale

    Thunderdolt!

  • Ajohn7211

    That is a beautiful shoop… Definitely made my day better

  • Mgangrock

    ok,ok,This is all but a joke and none of this has any truth to it???I must say at this point i am so confused and have lost all perspective to what is reality and what isnt.My gosh man all over a stupid phone,,but i want that stupid phone!!!I miss my mommy and i need some Shamrock shake goodness.

  • Nice photoshop there

  • el_R

    lol, incredible here i come.

  • The 21st would work well for me. Only 8 days before upgrade day.

  • Chris Nimon
  • Roseventyfour

    More Android wait, wait, wait and see games.

  • Anonymous

    April 1st would make the most sense at this point.

    • HA!

      • Anonymous

        You guys are stealing my April Fools day prank. 😛

        • lol..

          • Raptor007

            No this is groundhog day, you know the movie with Bill Murray.

        • Igor

          As far as I remember you have been enjoying April Fools day pranks since February and calling it HYPEBEASTIN

        • ScottieByNature

          That would just be WAY to cruel of a prank… that may just cause someone’s head to explode.

  • Anonymous

    will there ever be an article that doesnt blast the iphone or apple as a whole? we get it everyone here hates apple.

    p.s. i have an og droid, not an apple fan.

    • You do realize this is http://www.droid-life.com right? It’s all part of the game 🙂 Nobody really means it here, we’re all just tech geeks.

    • Anonymous

      I hope it ends soon. I come here to read about Droid, not Apple. If kellex and the gang keeps this up they will have to change the name of the blog to apple-hate.com/droid-life.

  • exactly! how many androids will it take that has all the slushy and poor quality OS and let’s not forget about the battery life! to go up against Apple?

    • MD

      Then why are you reading these DROID blogs?! HATER!

  • Void_Life

    Seriously dude, stop posting sh*t about the TBolt. Especially this, ‘just talking to a mom who’s son was taking a dump in the VZ store and over heard some employee saying…’ crap. You come up with catchy titles and follow it up with dogsh*t facts. Just stop. Here’s a title. “TBolt confirmed release date as xx/xx/xxxx” Anything other than that, spare us with your crap.

    • Anonymous

      We’re making a mockery of the situation. If you can’t see that, then I’m sorry.

      Some of you people take life and cell phones way too damn seriously.

      • Anonymous

        Amen! For those who can’t lighten up, shut up! 🙂

        • Chris Nimon

          No Doubt. Time to get out the troll spray and baby wipes.

      • Agreed. Too much effort put into post a stupid reply rather than moving onto the next article. It doesn’t make any sense to me.

    • DanSke

      If this shit had a “dislike button” it would be your face. STFU or GTFO. Some ppl enjoy watching things burn and explode into a ball of flames.

  • Anonymous

    ridiculous…..im still going with the 17th for god sake….pls….if the 21st which would be odd but sure…fine…

  • Bryand1337

    Duke nukem forever, we will see this phone in 12 years

    • Anonymous

      Yea in a museum as the second 4G phone that no one wanted cause it was over hyped and never officially released 🙂

  • Let’s add this to the list of who cares…

    • Thee Ellis

      Right! Plus its not a Droid. The Samsung Stealth is ugly but testers said it will be better than the Thunderbolt. Why not talk about that phone? Shoot the LG Revolution looks better IMO. Why so much hype for the thunderbolt? Dont get me wrong, it was cool when bgr.com showed it off august of 2010′ 5 more month it will be 1 year old. BTW Droid-life. More info on the Bionic would be nice. You know, Since its a “Droid”

      • Anonymous

        There’s just not much news on the bionic, or else it would be seen. If not here, then elsewhere.
        But if you want the latest, here it is: the bootloader is locked down and its crammed full of blur (which is even uglier than it is on the x) and tons of bloatware.
        I love motorola, I used to own shares of their stock. But I will not support a locked device. Its not the way android is intended to be. And the worst part is there is absolutely no reason for it. Other manufacturers aren’t doing it. I owned the og droid, and currently have the x. But I am done with locked bootloaders after this phone. If the bionic somehow ends up being unlockable, you’ll see me at vzw store that very morning it launches!

  • Mr.Joe

    Seven Days >.<

  • how so?

  • how so?

  • this is embarrassing! Kellex, you should just not even mention about the release date until official, confirm date comes out!

  • this is embarrassing! Kellex, you should just not even mention about the release date until official, confirm date comes out!

    • Anonymous

      Relax chief, it wasn’t Kellex…it was the HYPEBEAST

      • Anonymous

        He’s just some young iPhone kid. Try your hardest to ignore him. 😛

        • Roseventyfour

          if he was he would know his release dates.

    • Hoot352

      I check this sight all the time for updates such as these. Regardless of whether it’s true or not is left to be determined. That’s why official date isn’t mentioned in it.

  • StandardsDT

    That’s a terrible photoshop job truthfully. Edges aren’t smooth and jagged. And I know I’m stating the obvious but the font of the one doesn’t match the two. At least next time attempt to make it look good and as if it wasn’t just thrown together in under 5 – 10 minutes.

  • StandardsDT

    That’s a terrible photoshop job truthfully. Edges aren’t smooth and jagged. And I know I’m stating the obvious but the font of the one doesn’t match the two. At least next time attempt to make it look good and as if it wasn’t just thrown together in under 5 – 10 minutes.

    • Nick

      So now this blog is intended to be a photoshopping contest…seriously why even contribute such garbage in these comments?

      • StandardsDT

        Do you not know a single thing about design? Or better yet do you not know about keeping a certain reputation for a brand? My point is that the photoshop job looks unprofessional. All of you make fun of Verizon better yet this site makes fun of Verizon for poor photoshop jobs but yet a reader can’t point out the same thing on the sites own photoshop job? Oh the irony.

        Anyways there’s a reason Engadget and Gizmodo for example post quality edits that they make in their images. It’s called quality content. Have they post crap edits in the past? Yes, but they shoot for quality not “haha look what we did!!!”. Learn something about design before just calling my comment garbage. The only thing I did was point out the obvious flaws in the edit and made a suggestion. Get over it.

        • Anonymous

          It was supposed to be a crappy photoshop job. Chill. Everyone.

          • StandardsDT

            Sorry Kellex, my original comment was meant more in response to the “(Greatest Photoshop ever.)” tag. Didn’t mean for my initial comment upset anyone. If anything the one thing I find more annoying is the whole sensoring iPhone. Thought I haven’t seen that too much lately.

          • StandardsDT

            though*

          • Anonymous

            You do realize you didn’t have to reply to correct yourself? There’s a button on your comments that says “edit.”
            That was pretty unprofessional 😛

          • StandardsDT

            I looked for one and couldn’t find it. If I saw it, I would have edited it directly.

        • Anonymous

          It was supposed to be a crappy photoshop job. Chill. Everyone.

        • Anonymous

          It was supposed to be a crappy photoshop job. Chill. Everyone.

        • Anonymous

          You’re a whiny little bitch.

    • Nick

      So now this blog is intended to be a photoshopping contest…seriously why even contribute such garbage in these comments?

    • DanSke

      Its called sarcasm, he meant for it to be like that. I’m a Graphic Designer and even I didn’t jump to conclusions about it. Chill out.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you.

      • StandardsDT

        How did I jump to a conclusion? I made a suggestion, I knew it was sarcasm. I just felt that 1. it makes the site look immature/not professional and 2. it could have been pulled off better.

        A few months ago Engadget linked to Droid Life and next to the link they said (yeah we know). To me that in its self spoke a lot on how they view the site. I mean this site is the ONLY site that sensors a letter out of a product. I honestly just expect more quality from this site considering how many people come here for information.

        • DanSke

          Sure you did. You missed the point. It was “supposed” to look thrown together. That was part of the sarcasm, along with the back-story. This whole launch is nothing but hap-hazard and thrown together, hence the look of it. But, seriously if you don’t like this site, you don’t have to be here. Some of us, myself included, enjoy that look and feel of this site. Don’t fret though, we’ll all wave you off as you go back to Engadget.

          • BOO YA. Ditto.

          • StandardsDT

            I read Engadget, Gizmodo, and various tech sites for all sorts of tech news. Just like I read Droid Life, Phandroid, and more for Android news. I never said I don’t like this site, I just expect more quality from it.

          • Anonymous

            I expect quality from your blog, too.
            Wait, what’s your blog called again?

    • DanSke

      Its called sarcasm, he meant for it to be like that. I’m a Graphic Designer and even I didn’t jump to conclusions about it. Chill out.

    • DanSke

      Its called sarcasm, he meant for it to be like that. I’m a Graphic Designer and even I didn’t jump to conclusions about it. Chill out.

    • Hoot352

      Didn’t know this was a blog on how to Photoshop properly. It wasn’t intended to look real as it’s posted as a rumor. Damn nit pickers……wtf

  • Jeremyan207

    Verizon’s marketing strategy = All lightning, no thunder. Talk about frustrating, my pre order slip from best buy is starting to fade…

    • LOL! now this is funny!

    • DanSke

      *Looks for receipt* Uhhh….its been so long I probably lost it let alone its probably faded as well. Where ever it is…

    • Jkw383

      Lol mine too

    • Anonymous

      Mine’s been sitting in the same place since February 9th… I had to blow the dust off of it yesterday so I could remember the date I bought it…

  • Zagg…

  • Anonymous

    Bout damn time

  • Correction. 2011 will be the year of iPhone 5 simply because its overall a better quality over quantity and TB will continuously get delayed in its release date again and again and again and not even hit the street until 2012. LOL!

  • Ed

    Bionic will be better except for the bootloader!@!@!@!@!@ which one do I get????

    • Anonymous

      LG Revolution
      Incredible 2
      Other phones.

      Thunderbolt is sort of weak, spec wise. Motorola is locked down. 🙁

      • Anonymous

        The revolution and inc2 are even weaker than the tbolt.

  • Just a thought: the devices are available to the customers on Thursdays but stores and warehouses have to purchase the devices before then…so maybe the 21st is when the warehouses will be able to place their orders?

  • ummm, ever heard of being original when it comes to advertisement? another example of following the footsteps of Apple.

    http://www.moyeamedia.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ipad-2-release-date-march-2.jpg

    • Umm every heard of a Joke?? Hence the reference to the “greatest photoshop ever” which was also a joke meaning that yes we know exactly where that picture came from, and we know that they did a terrible job photoshoping it.. I thought it was hilarious.

    • Good God, you really didn’t get it did you? That’s sad.

      • of course i did. just didn’t think it was funny and correction. 2011 will be the year of iPhone!

        • No…no you didn’t.

          • Anonymous

            His thought process:

            “Hmm..what joke is he referring to…my phone can’t multi-task…”
            “Oh, something about a date…which I haven’t had since the 3GS was out…”
            “Time to salvage this…drop an iPhone comment. Those always win.”

            Outloud: “of course i did. just didn’t think it was funny and correction. 2011 will be the year of iPhone!”

          • Anonymous

            full of WIN!!!!

          • Anonymous

            full of WIN!!!!

          • I LOVE how you get on the comments to duke it out with the trolls. AWESOME! 🙂

          • Anonymous

            Some times you gotta come out to play. 🙂

          • Luther: Trolls, come out to play-i-ay.

          • Oh no you didn’t!

            I have dates all the time, of course i am a tall, handsome, intelligent guy. Speaking of which does anyone know iJustine, she is hot and I want to take her on a romantic date to Olive Garden. Kellex could you hook that up for me? If you do I promise to only troll the Apple related posts.

        • Anonymous

          iphone is losing steam fast

        • Anonymous

          iphone is losing steam fast

        • 2011 is the year of iPhone 5? That’s one phone, while Android is bringing out like 5. So get with the times and stop thinking about the losing-every-minute iPhone. Blah!

        • banhammer ?

        • banhammer ?

        • Raptor007

          You mean the totally redesigned iPhone 5 because iPhone 4 antenna’s were total suckage. You know it, I had the iP4 and it SUCKED.

        • Raptor007

          You mean the totally redesigned iPhone 5 because iPhone 4 antenna’s were total suckage. You know it, I had the iP4 and it SUCKED.

        • Anonymous

          The iPhone is boring crap dude, get over it.

    • Nick

      Umm ever heard of a joke, douche bag?

    • Anonymous

      Seriously bro…if you can’t take a joke as obvious as this one…you should just go somewhere else.

    • 8======D

  • F*ck a first.