HTC Thunderbolt More Release Problems: 3G and 4G Data Switch

We all have to get a grip and start to wonder when the real HTC Thunderbolt release date will become reality, the confusing gets confused and the confusion carries on.

Earlier on today we reported about the HTC Thunderbolt and even more release date confusion, this time a new date of March 17 has been penned online, dates of Feb 24, 28, then March 10, March 16th and now the 17th. Oh well shall we throw in the 18, 25, or even more fitting April 1 (We are only joking, come on see the funny side), but all these dates are starting to get boring and confusing.

We took a little visit to Android Community and they have some great information, of course anything we read now other than official confirmation from Verizon or HTC we will take light heartedly, apparently the source above got some inside info via Verizon suggesting that the Thunderbolt has been delayed because there has been problems with the switch between 3G and 4G LTE.

So what is the real reason why the HTC Thunderbolt has not had a release date? Could it really be down to Verizon not happy with the data switching between the two connection speeds, or could it be because of poor battery life, or could it be simply down to the fact March the 10th will see the new iPad 2 hit the shelves.

Sorry if we sound like we are going on but we did say that we would bring you as much information as we possibly can covering the HTC Thunderbolt, we just want to keep you in the loop. Please do not get annoyed with us as we are only reporting what we find or hear.


27 thoughts on “HTC Thunderbolt More Release Problems: 3G and 4G Data Switch”

  1. RJR says:

    Who cares anymore.. I waited for a while then finally decided to get a Droid X as they won't have 4g in my area for a couple of years anyway. RIP Thunderbolt this is almost as annoying as Charlie Sheen!

    1. Nathan Pennington says:

      Actually, I called VZW and they said even tho' 4g won't work in area where you live, it'll work in 3g and in the future maybe a year or 2 they'll be working 4g in your area.

  2. TMT says:

    Sorry to say, but it looks like the HTC "Blunder Bolt" is never going to see the light of day. We might have a better chance of Obama releasing the strategic oil reserves to save enough money at the pump to afford the phone if it ever comes out.

  3. Nathan Pennington says:

    In some way, it's good to delay because they wants to make sure if it's no problem with the signal, battery issues, etc… I'd be more patient and let them do the work to get it done, so we can be happy with this phone.

  4. "blunder bolt" hahaha! OMG that was SO funny! OMG BLUNDER BOLT HOW HILARIOUS! I can't believe someone thought of that! Making fun of product names is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny! Especially when you throw an Obama joke with it!! OMG SO FUNNY! You should have come up with a funny acronym too, like HTC = Habitually Tardy Computerphones. HYSTERICAL! Maybe throw in a joke about liberals while you're at it, too! That would make it even FUNNIER!

    Seriously, the thing is delayed a few weeks while a brand new network is being rolled out, and ya'll act like its the end of the world. Its a PHONE! Would you rather it release and not work?

  5. mike hanna says:

    It's obvious that verizon is the loosing a lot of business over this TB dilemma. It is okay to have problems, but these problems should be communicated! We hear a lot about this new phone and its release issues, but none of them have been confirmed. Verizon says they want to be flawless, but to "no comment" attitude is causing a lot of frustration. HTC TB will be outdated by the time of its release. HTC EVO 3D and Motorola Bionic recording @1080p is becoming a better choice over the TB. Bottom line, Verizon NEED to communicate with its customers and investors before they find themselves loosing more than anticipated.

    1. Dan says:

      You're missing the point. They have been advertising this product for a while now and what do they have to show for it? Consumers want it now. They shouldn't have been advertising if they knew even if there were potential problems. HTC/Verizon are obviously having some marketing issues right now besides all the technical issues. I haven't seen a phone product this jacked up on a roll-out ever.

        1. mike hanna says:

          I was originally waiting for the release of the TB, but now I'm not sure if it is the best 4g phone; afterall, Motorola, samsung, & LG are introducing their version of the well-respected 4G LTE and it's looking pretty good. Bionic is getting a lot of attention from consumers, and has become the phone of 2011. With a screen resolution of 960, it put itself way on top of the HTC TB. Now we're hearing about HTC 3D and the stealth v from samsung, it makes TB look outdated. My point is, the more delays of the release of tb, the more outdated it be comes. Every other phone I read about is powered with a dual core processor, which the tb lacks.

  6. Jenn says:

    What you're reporting is not news, but views mongering. Take it easy and report good stuff, will ya.We get it; you're in need of views, but for all us who really want to buy the phone, you're not giving us anything we don't already know. Stop it for pete's sake.

  7. jhf says:

    Score one for iphone. They caused so much noise inside and out of Verizon that they have forced Verizon to stall — and I give up. Tomorrow an iphone.

  8. Sean says:

    I am so tired of people saying that the ThunderBolt is out dated just because they are pissy its not out yet. The phone is going to be amazing and yes i am pissed that Verizon or HTC wont confirm anything but also they have only slipped on ONE or TWO OFFICIAL release dates all others were just rumors that people chose to believe

    Now i am in the same boat if not worse ive had a DroidX but cant wait to have 4G so a bit back i sold my DroidX to have the Thunderbolt be free and now i am stuck with a crappy ass loaner phone till the thunderbolt releases and i just hope its the 10th but im not gonna bitch and complain and say its outdated




  9. ken says:

    Verizon sucks !!Period. Someone explain to me, how can sprint, t mobile, even att all have 4g phones, and Verizon (the largest carrier) lagged so much behind. How sad!! Their phone choices is pretty subpar for being the largest carrier.

    1. Jon says:

      All the other networks "4G" isn't actually 4G. My friend has AT&T and his "4G" speeds are only slightly faster than Verizon's 3G speeds. Also if their phone choices are sub-par than why are you waiting for the thunderbolt?

  10. David says:

    Ttake a look at honest 4g speed reports on Sprints WIMAX "4G" and AT&T's HSPA+ "4G" and compare to Verizon's 4g LTE speeds, good article in PC magazine about it.

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