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HTC Thunderbolt: New Promotion But When’s The Release Date?

March 4, 2022 | Mike Smith

The subject of the release date of the HTC Thunderbolt has been brought up by us so many times in previous posts, every time the device is set to be released along comes another delay, to get our backs up even more Verizon have just launched a commercial to promote this handset and have missed out one important piece of information, When’s the release date?

This commercial which you can see below was aired on Comedy Central according to this post from, though this mentions nothing of the release date and a little of the handset this could mean we are one step closer to our goal of seeing an official launch date sometime soon.

With the building frustration of people that want to get their hands on this device Verizon set about trying to reassure people, in this post from Debbie Turner she talks about how the company made a plea with people via Facebook asking everyone to be patient. From the statement it seems that the delay could not be down to the handset having a fault, but down to Big Red making sure their network is ready for the device.

As this device is set to be the first phone that makes use of the companies 4G LTE network it seems they are taking no chances, this handset once finally released could be one of the biggest selling mobile phones of the year. With an 8MP camera, 4.3inch display and 1GHz Qualcomm processor it’s understandable why people want this great piece of kit so bad.

As Verizon claim that they are preparing their network it makes you wonder why they would start advertising just yet, the commercial is not the only latest teaser that has made its way to us. In a post from Phandroid Kevin Krause tells us about some in store pamphlets that have just come to light, in its pages are numerous mentions of the 4G LTE network and how it relates to many key features of the Thunderbolt like Skype Video Chat and Mobile Hotspot. You can read this post here.

Hopefully the next time we bring you news on this device the title will start HTC Thunderbolt finally official, we can but only hope.

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  1. Wes says:

    As to most I am veeeeeery Frusterated with VERIZON at this point I have been waiting for this device to hit the market and I cant even pre order the handset unless I order through HTC and tthen I dont get the contract discount… I have been patiently waiting and talking with a local sales rep from verizon and keep getting stone walled as she couldnt even give me tech specs of the phone but says the droid x is the most compatible, I am sorry but its not even comparable in the slightest bit other than its android OS… So much for the network. I came home and looked up the device and found all the specs on verizons website, why wouldnt she give them to me when I was in store? she was trying to push the droid incredible and now the droid x. Sorry but i will continue waiting for the thunderbolt and hope it gets here soon and runs smoothly on the network that verizon claims to have.

  2. Buck says:

    Anybody else read into the message that said “be there at 8?” is it going to be released onthe 8th?? No? Just me? Okay.

    Correction, it’s got a 1 Ghz 2nd Gen Snapdragon processor, which will easily meet or exceed the Bionic’s Tegra 2 dual core in terms of real-world performance (at least until apps are optimized to utilize dual core functionality, which I guess to be at least a year out).

  3. Rachel says:

    Im waiting….Have everything for it…Faceplates,screenprotectors everything…..Now All I need is the phone…Ive waited this long I can wait another week.Good things always come to those who wait. )

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