HTC Thunderbolt Release Delay Rumor Softened by Unboxing Video

Many of us are getting quite excited about the upcoming release of the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon. This impressive 4G phone has certainly got a lot of people talking and is already available to pre-order from Best Buy. However there has been a certain amount of confusion involving the release date which still has not been confirmed.

We’ve posted many times about this but recently thought it was looking likely to be released on February 14 although there were rumors it may be pushed back towards the end of the month. Then this morning we heard more news from Maddy Rowe here at OSM, that February 14 was looking likely as Amazon had actually listed the Thunderbolt for purchase starting on that date.

However yet more news is now in, as Chris Ziegler over on Engadget tells us the Amazon product page for the Thunderbolt has now had the release date removed so that’s looking rather ominous again. The good news though is that although we already brought you one unboxing of the Thunderbolt, we now hear of a new video of a tantalizing unboxing, seven minutes of drooling pleasure, courtesy of Wirefly, which you can see below this story. Hopefully this will keep you going until you can get your own, either that or simply prolong the agony.

If you want to find out more about the Thunderbolt go to the HTC product page here where you can see an overview including specs, or the Verizon page for it where it’s still listed simply as “coming soon.” Are you one of the many waiting for the HTC Thunderbolt? What are your thoughts on this unboxing and the possible release delay? Please do send us your comments about this.

  • Adam

    this is rediculus already….the only reason they want to delay this is because the iphone is coming out to and they dont want it to hurt the sales of it…well people have already made there decisions about what phone there going to get and guess what…a 2 week delay is not going to make people say ok now im not getting the tbolt and i ll go with the iphone…everyone has already made there decision about what phone there gonna get so just release the damn thing already!!!!!

  • Timothy

    Couldn't have said it better myself, i've been waiting for this phone since last year when they were calling it the droid incredible hd. Verizon needs to stop BSing and release the phone! No one cares about the iphone 4, certainly not me. Its a rip off b/c the iphone 5 is right around the corner! I pre-ordered the thunderbolt at best buy and the cashier told me to come and pick it up on the 15th and I have yet to recieve a notification from best buy saying that the phone has been delayed. I say that this delay crap is BS!!!! Release the phone!