It would be fair to say that the HTC Thunderbolt smartphone is one of the most-awaited releases for this year so far, with many people eager to get their hands on this 4G phone with 8-megapixel camera, 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen and 1GHz Qualcomm processor, all running on the Android 2.2 operating system.
Among our many recent articles on the HTC Thunderbolt, which is coming to Verizon, were news of a new ad teaser, stories that it may not have the Skype feature at first, it’s inclusion in our pick of the best upcoming Android smartphones and a review with video comparisons. However many of our recent posts have also focused on the ever chopping-and-changing release dates. We know this has been frustrating a lot of you as news on the release from constant leaks has built-up hopes of a release, only for the phone to be delayed again. Now we have more news about yet another delay.
We’ve already passed the middle of the month when many people first thought the Thunderbolt would be released and in our last release news we noted a new possible date of February 28 being speculated along with some pricing confusion. However this latest will not please a lot of you as current speculation is that the release of the Thunderbolt will be delayed further, possibly until March 4, according to Artem Russakovski over on Android Police, sourced from @BestBuy129.
The rumor comes from a Best Buy store in Roseville, which gave out some news on its Twitter account. The store tweeted, “HTC Thunderbolt has been delayed. It looks like it may launch on Thursday, 4th March. Stay tuned for more info.” The fact that 4th March is actually a Friday doesn’t help us to know if this tweet was reliable, however it does add to a lot of people wondering just what might be wrong with the HTC Thunderbolt as it has still not been released.
If you’re wondering about the HTC Thunderbolt release saga then you may be interested in reading an article by John Carson over on Examiner.com which looks into the conflicting release dates and wonders whether this is all a marketing ploy by Verizon, Best Buy and HTC to drum up interest, which could in fact turn out to be a big marketing disaster. We know that many of our readers have previously commented about their frustration regarding the release date confusion for the HTC Thunderbolt. Are you one of those waiting, or maybe you’re just getting pretty fed up? Let us know with your comments please.
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