HTC Thunderbolt Release News: Pre-order from Best Buy next week

Here at OSM we’re getting very excited about the upcoming release of the HTC Thunderbolt and in recent days have written about a previous rumored date of February 24, then news that implied the release date would be February 14, which was backed up yesterday by news of a teaser from Verizon itself, saying that the release would be “sooner than we expected.”

Now we have a little more release news for you as although an actual date has still not been confirmed it looks as though pre-orders will be available from next week. Jerry Hildenbrand over on Android Central reports that a Best Buy advert for next week, depicts the HTC Thunderbolt 4G phone for Verizon, with text that says that people can pre-order with payment of a $50 deposit.

Above the picture of the Thunderbolt on the ad, it simply says “Coming Soon” but this does seem to imply that a February 14 release is looking likely as per our previous article (linked to above), about a leaked screenshot from Best Buy with this date on it. If you still don’t know too much about the HTC Thunderbolt, it’s an extremely impressive handset with a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera with LED Flash and front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera and of course it’s 4G for Verizon’s LTE network.

You can find out much more at the HTC website product page here. Let us know your thoughts on the Thunderbolt by sending us your comments. Will you be one of the first to pre-order from Best Buy next week?

  • Austintech

    Yes, I will pre-order. This phone has everything i am looking for in a mobile device – and then some! Can't wait!

  • MS3

    If you can pre-order at Best Buy, will you be able to pre-ordwer with Verizon?

  • Anthony

    I just called the Best Buy in Newport News. I was told they will be starting preorders on Sunday. No word on release date other than mid month.

  • bridget

    I am in northern Michigan. I have preordered and was told Monday February 14. :)