Just a couple of hours after we caught an HTC rep attempting to confirm that the Thunderbolt will be on Thursday the 17th, his employer took to Facebook to help ease the minds of those waiting impatiently for the first 4G LTE phone headed to Verizon. What did they announce? That they will be announcing something soon. Yes, feel free to laugh at that statement. We’re hoping for a Monday morning press release, but I’m definitely not willing to put any money on that. So there you have it…
Update: The email below just hit our inbox as well. One of our readers reached out to HTC to express his displeasure over what seems to be the wildest phone release in history and actually heard back. While we know support reps aren’t always in-the-know, this person did mention the word “delay” and also blamed it on LTE. Sounds about right. “Delay” and “LTE” seem to be the common theme with this phone.
I understand the importance of having the latest devices on the market. The reason behind the delay in releasing the HTC Thunderbolt is due to the new technology it is running on, LTE. As with all new technologies we and Verizon would like to ensure that the systems work prior to releasing a new product. This is further explained here: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/verizon-cto-were-working-through-lte-smartphone-issues/45789?tag=content;search-results-rivers. I do apologize for any inconvenience that you may have experienced and I am sorry to hear that you will not be purchasing the HTC Thunderbolt.
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Cheers to everyone who sent this in last night! And Mike!