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HTC Thunderbolt Equipment Guide Says “All Channel Launch” is March 17

There you go.  March 17th is indeed the day for the HTC Thunderbolt.  It’s a date we’ve known about for a few weeks now, but just needed to see something semi-official.  Everyone in Verizon knows it, there are trainings scheduled for today, so now we just sit and wait for the press release to come out.

Oh, and the “1 Mississippi…” commercial has returned…

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Cheers ___ and brum08!

  • Lancej

    I want to know if the TBolt will be $249 which verizon has stated or the $300 that best buy has been advertising lately.

  • Anonymous

    but what’s the off-contract price?

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

    not according to my friend who was just holding the phone with an HTC rep

  • Boy_69_cyber

    So I think I know why the release date is so confusing. Check it out…..

    Features, Benefits & Definitions :
    The HTC Thunderbolt has functionality that allows simultaneous voice and data while on the VZW 3G and 4G LTE networks. While in 4G LTE customers are able to simultaneously browse and access data applications while on a voice call with no interruption. VZW cannot guarantee, however, the experience while in 3G is one that is consistent with our brand. As a result, do not reference this functionality as a 3G network benefit during conversations with customers.

    • Fredy

      What this says is that not all of their phones can do that so far only this one. The Bionic may not be able to do it. Which is why it is not consistent with their brand, because this is the only phone that can do it for now. And, oh this has been know since before February 14th.

      • Boy_69_cyber

        By what I’m reading, sounds like it’ll have problems being in 3g.

        • Boy_69_cyber

          Okay, never mind. Read it again, what you’re saying makes sense now. haha

  • Pinot envy

    It’s a month too late for me. I bought an iPhone on feb 10th with the hope of returning it for the tb on the 14th. Unfortunately I only had 1 month to return it. I am now stuck on the dark side.

    • OreoMan

      Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo……..!

  • TurdFerguson

    Here’s what I anticipate – Thunderbolt goes on sale 3/17 with a $30 unlimited planned – then, when Verizon has millions of folks on the hook, they’ll introduce the tiered pricing and we’ll all be screwed to the bedpost. Godspeed you warriors………

    • HolyGrail

      No secret there, they said they were going to do it. No different when the ipad came out on At&t. You could get unlimited data, then a month later they went to tiered data. The good things is those people who got the unlimited data are grandfathered in. Verizon does the same thing and if you get while the gettings good, you get grandfathered in to it. Going to happen the same most likely for 4g too. I have had verizon for 8 years, and I’m still grandfathered in to an unlimied minute plan, and not about to give that up.

  • d-roids

    2 reasons why the thunderbolt is not the phone to get:
    1. with the constant delays and reported issues with the phone, its a warning sign not to get this phone.
    2. $299?!?! im not an AT&T fan but at least they aren’t charging out the a$$ for pretty much a very similar phone. what in the world was verizon thinking. theres people who would jump on this but logical people would take a step back and say something along the lines of “WHADDA HELL?!?!”

    cheers

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

      you do realize that it has a 32GB microsd pre-installed right?

      • lvond600

        Amazing space for all those great vids to watch

      • KSChris

        Take out the 32gb microsd, the 4G service and the additional production costs for including said service in phone, and the front cam… and sure, the people whining can have a worthless phone for the $150-199 that they want it to be at.

        All this isn’t free, people.

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

          why did you reply this to me?

      • d-roids

        if the micro SD card is the reason for the ridiculous price thats jus dumb. i can easily get a 32GB SD card on the cheap.

    • Anonymous

      you also do realize it has true 4g…a front cam, kickstand, and speaker under that right?

      • TurdFerguson

        It also purrs when you stroke it………

        • d-roids

          lol

      • d-roids

        lol ok i dont really get the kickstand…. speaker and front facing camera is pretty much standard in all ’4G’ phones. theres actually no defined ’4G’ right now, the only one up for candidacy to be labeled to the standards of ’4G’ is LTE advanced and that isnt to be released till 2012….. im pretty sure i mentioned sometime before… lol

    • DrB

      You’ll quickly make up the extra money with $30 unlimited LTE. It very well could be the LTE antenna that is causing the price to go up. So, have fun holding off for the Bionic, or something, else, just to pay $299 for it and even more for data.

  • Guest

    almost don’t care anymore

  • lvond600

    Verizon would’ve made an announcement. Guess it’s not coming the 17th

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

      ….thats on verizon’s site. my friend just told me from his store, with the HTC rep in the store, with the thunderbolt, in his hand

      • michael

        traditionally verizon’s announcements come on tuesday for thursday releases, expecting the official announcement tomorrow is totally reasonable. that being said, I will continue to hold off on 100% certainty til the press release, even if Droid-life is ready to take the plunge. let’s just hope the thunderbolt doesn’t leave us at the alter….

        • lvond600

          They are like that girl that gets excited to see you all the time and never shows up!!

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

          my friend told ME and he was the one that heard it from his manager in an official e-mail, and from the rep that was in the store with the phone

  • Andrewwestside

    Begin Bionic and 2Incredible Hypebeastin! What a fun ride it’s been!

  • http://Android-alert.com ELLIOTHARARY

    GUYS ARE YOU SICK OF GOING FROM WEBSITE TO WEBSITE TRYING TO GET THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT ANDROID!??? GO TO Android-Alert.com TO GET ALL THE LATEST NEWS FROM ALL OVER THE WEB ALL ON ONE WEBSITE!!

    • Anonymous

      All the Android news I need is on Droid Life, but I am sick of people who don’t know how to disable Caps Lock.

      • http://twitter.com/BiggiePhat JG

        he did for the website name. Like he’s yelling all this information at us and whispering the website.

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

    he also said the battery is 1250mAh, but it’s better on battery than the Inc is.

    • Tim242

      It’s 1400, not 1250.

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

        it didn’t show my comment as a reply..

        according to my friend who has the phone in his hand with an HTC rep, it’s 1250mAh

        • Tim242

          According to HTC’s website, Verizon’s website, and every reviewer of the
          phone, it’s 1400. No way they’d put a smaller battery than the Incredible in
          it. Your friend is an idiot.

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

            my last comment is awaiting aprroval cause i called you too many names i guess. by the way, you’re also trusting someone who said that the phone would be out in February. You have no other sources to call anyone an idiot. the comment waiting to be approved, says that the info came from an HTC rep, not my friend. the friend was relaying it. youre the idiot.

          • Tim242

            The reviewers had the phone in hand and showed the battery. Go watch the
            wirefly review. Then, you’ll be the idiot : )

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

            thats great. but that still has nothing to do with the official release on release day. chill out. don’t get all butt hurt over a phone.

          • Tim242

            They would not be reducing the battery size at the last minute.

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

    my friend is playing with the phone right now. his text to me: “its siiiiiiiiiiiiiick”

  • Anonymous

    I”m ready (been ready)…the date matches what my VZW store buddy guessed at 2 weeks ago. We shall see but look for my X on swappa. Been missing my Incredible since selling and going with the X so not going with the Bionic. Anyone who doubts the speed of the Snapdragon + HTC, do a side by side comparo NOW. Whee!

    off contract or add (another) line? anyone…

  • Kevoskee

    Now since the dream phone is really coming, I can proboly get my life back

  • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

    Will Verizon stores be opening early at 7AM? If so, by 10AM the first batteries should be dying…

    • Rviada

      lmao

  • Jahart93

    Lol yall funny how people were sayin this phone not even worth going to get, there going to wait for bionic, and phone not even that good. Bet whose going to be standing in line Thursday. I know who. Kellex take a poll to see whose not the results might shock the haters. LOL.

  • Jahart93

    Lol yall funny how people were sayin this phone not even worth going to get, there going to wait for bionic, and phone not even that good. Bet whose going to be standing in line Thursday. I know who. Kellex take a poll to see whose not the results might shock the haters. LOL.

  • Juan_ortega92

    Who cares. This phone sucks

  • Rachel

    Yay! Droid X goes back Thursday morning to swap out for this beast!

  • Anonymous

    ABOUT TIME!!!! CAN I FINALLY BELIEVE THIS TO BE TRUE?

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

    my friend that works at verizon just told me, “the 17th is a go”

    • Calmm1

      Also confirmed with Vzw rep

  • Greg

    Two failed attempts by Apple.. now Verizon is like “well, we still have these Android phones we bitched out on.. and the 4g we totally sidetracked… Lets revamp.”

  • Anonymous

    Finally! woohoo, im set and already pre-order with a verizon agent……im soo happy. GO TBOLT!

  • Schteve

    Four weeks ago I was dead set on getting the TBolt, now i’m over it. I hope the Bionic release doesnt drag on like this has.

    • Ash

      Your getting the Thunderbolt

      • Schteve

        No, thats my final answer….maybe

        • Tim242

          You’re lying.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I’m still waiting on the announcement about the announcing of the announcement of the HTC Thunderbolt that was announced last week.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I’m still waiting on the announcement about the announcing of the announcement of the HTC Thunderbolt that was announced last week.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I’m still waiting on the announcement about the announcing of the announcement of the HTC Thunderbolt that was announced last week.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I’m still waiting on the announcement about the announcing of the announcement of the HTC Thunderbolt that was announced last week.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I’m still waiting on the announcement about the announcing of the announcement of the HTC Thunderbolt that was announced last week.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NEOS2HO2ITOC6GKUN2Q4DZHZCA Daniel

    all b*tching aside, that whole counting the thunder/lightening commercial is a pretty sick idea.

    • Luckyr1981

      Word…

      • WORD!!!

        I have always thought “Word” was awesome. Word…

  • Vik

    Wirefly taking pre-orders for TB from midnight PST tonight! (check their twitter, facebook) This seems real finally!

    • DanSke

      I call dibs on the one Bob has been groping the last few weeks!

    • Guest

      uh.. even best buy did that

    • http://twitter.com/BiggiePhat JG

      how does this work?

      I have an upgrade thats available on another line on my family plan that i want to use for myself.

      can wirefly handle that? or is there a way to transfer the upgrade through verizon and then do the pre order through wirefly.

      or should i stop being a d-bag and just wait lol

      • Dman

        I’ve heard WireFly makes you wait six months prior to changeing the equipment to a different number. if done before the six months look for some sort of chargeback

    • Tim242

      PDT

  • DanSke

    I feel a bit left out. I have not received a call or email from Best Buy. I did preorder one on the 6th so chances are they forgot about me…after 5 weeks. What a joke of a launch.

  • Beng8686

    HTC = Gay.

    • Lee

      I’m gay, so I guess HTC is just the company for me!

      • Jothen2002

        Happy… right ?

        • DanSke

          Happier Than Clowns (HTC)

          • Greg

            THAT my friends, was funny.

    • Lee

      I’m gay, so I guess HTC is just the company for me!

    • http://twitter.com/BiggiePhat JG

      my god, such flawless logic.

    • http://twitter.com/BiggiePhat JG

      my god, such flawless logic.

  • Neutronbomb

    Hypebeastin’ woohoo!

  • Alvinm 77

    Nice!!!!!! Been seeing HTC “You” Thunderbolt commercials all day. Can’t wait for ROMS to start pumping out for this thing!

  • Alvinm 77

    Nice!!!!!! Been seeing HTC “You” Thunderbolt commercials all day. Can’t wait for ROMS to start pumping out for this thing!

  • http://twitter.com/BiggiePhat JG

    is the mention of needing a data plan of 29.99 or higher under device requirements suggest the 4g plan might be that price.

    Or is it to say you can get get a 3g plan on this phone for the 29.99 and not even have a 4g plan active on the line this phone’s on (who in their right mind would do that, just wait for a droid X2 or Dinc2).

  • Anonymous

    My sales guy was right…He texted me an hour ago with the same news…Flashing my last updated GB ROM on my OG….Hope the TB is as much fun as my OG has been.

    • http://twitter.com/DavisDarvish Davis Darvish

      I think the people most eager to upgrade to this phone are people with the OG. I retired my OG and using my girlfriends old fascinate (i know old already? haha she needed a world phone) till the TB is in my hand. I might have stuck with the OG if i knew last week that it was coming out this week for sure but since there was so much uncertainty i rooted and flashed the fascinate with some froyo goodness. Speaking of slow VZW also is the only company who has not upgraded their galaxy s phone from 2.1 to 2.2. They are really slow on the android thing ever since they made the deal with the devil, i mean apple….

      • DrB

        They are the second most eager to upgrade to this phone. BB Storm owners, like myself, take the #1 spot.

  • Porno

    Some dude is tweeting that Kellex isn’t giving the hat tip to all the peeps that gave him the lead on this story.

  • Porno

    Some dude is tweeting that Kellex isn’t giving the hat tip to all the peeps that gave him the lead on this story.

    • Anonymous

      Some dude should STFU! Dr. Droid is always gracious with giving credit where it’s due.

    • Anonymous

      Some dude should STFU! Dr. Droid is always gracious with giving credit where it’s due.

    • Anonymous

      Some dude should STFU! Dr. Droid is always gracious with giving credit where it’s due.

  • Fresh

    This is actually kinda sad… I was enjoying all of the arguments and random tips the ongoing delay was producing….

    Guess we will have to see what happens with the Bionic/Revolution/Stealth…

  • )v(urphy

    Oh boy, if this phone doesn’t come out on St Patty’s Day, I’m going to have a hangover from hell!

    • Verizon Customer

      you were probably gonna have a hangover from hell anyway, thunderbolt or not. LOL.

      • )v(urphy

        You’re right :)

    • Verizon Customer

      you were probably gonna have a hangover from hell anyway, thunderbolt or not. LOL.

  • Miguelm360

    I’ll believe it when I have it in my hands!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    great

    SO CAN WE BE DONE WITH THE ******* LAUNCH DATE STORIES!!!

    • Michael

      not until the fat red lady sings

  • Porno

    BTW, WTF is an Equipment Guide?

    • Michael

      VZW has extensive online systems for it’s agents, the equipment guide is just one such tool that provides them with info on phone models.

  • Draconos

    Of course on the 15th when they announced its been delayed no one will give a damn… :D

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P. HYPEBEAST? Indeed it is a bittersweet day for DL =/

    • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

      you beat me to it lol

    • palomosan

      Lol, after all the delay, I’m not even sure if I should get this phone now…Incredible 2 is looking better.

  • Porno

    FIRST

  • viewthis66

    once agian… i’ll believe it when i get a call from BB telling me to come pick it up. but this is exciting news!!!! if it’s real?? hahaha

    • Anonymous

      I, for one, am not going to rely on BB to call me. I’m quite confident that they have long forgotten that I walked into that store 5 weeks ago and plunked down $50.

      • viewthis66

        i received my email last week confirming my pre-order. i’m confident but will still call on thursday.

      • viewthis66

        i received my email last week confirming my pre-order. i’m confident but will still call on thursday.

    • Anonymous

      I, for one, am not going to rely on BB to call me. I’m quite confident that they have long forgotten that I walked into that store 5 weeks ago and plunked down $50.

    • Michael

      best buy, you mean the retailer that began taking pre orders over a month in advance, plastered misleading photos all over their catalogs for that same month, falsely claimed to have the exclusive on the phone, and more or less started and fueled the shitstorm we’ve all been watching? yeah, believe it when THEY call, go ahead.