HTC Thunderbolt Available: Toying With The Mind

Ever got the feeling you are getting the run around, that someone somewhere out there in the mobile space may be toying with the mind when it comes to the release of the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon?

Virtually daily a new later release date for the Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone hits the net in one form or another, and many have thought the HTC Thunderbolt should have been released by now, including authorised Verizon retailers apparently.

According to an article over on Intomobile, the guys at Droid-life received the latest advertising flyer for Verizon phones that have been hitting Verizon customer homes, and on said flyer is the claim that the HTC Thunderbolt is now available.

Thus it would at least appear that even the Big Red’s retailers were expecting the device to be released before now, yet Verizon still haven’t announced that official release date but let retailers push out flyers touting the device to customers, and toying with the mind that the handset is available.

Of course as they say in the game, publicity is publicity, and look at the free publicity Verizon and the HTC Thunderbolt have been getting recently, bad publicity I know, but it still keeps that HTC Thunderbolt firmly in the public’s eye and mind.

Personally being in the UK I’m not after the HTC Thunderbolt anyway, but it appears many are over in the States, judging by our recent poll. So it’s about time Verizon stopped toying with the mind and released the Android smartphone as soon as humanly possible, or at least confirm when they intend doing so.

Of course, feel free to vent your complete annoyance over the HTC Thunderbolt release shambles to our comments area below.


10 thoughts on “HTC Thunderbolt Available: Toying With The Mind”

  1. I'm tired of waiting for the ThunderBolt. I want it to come out in the next 2 weeks, or i'm getting my preorder $$ back… by the time it comes out, it will be outdated…

  2. kata says:

    I'm not even buying it anymore. I'm sick of getting dicked around. Ill buy the samsung galaxy. Pretty much the same specs with a super amoled screen

  3. BigBOO says:

    Two weeks. March 25th. That's as long as I'm waiting too. If its not out by that date – whether an "offical" later date is announced or not – I'm buying something else. Be it the Galaxy, the Incredible or the IPhone. Probably the IPhone.

  4. Jim R says:

    I seriously woulda bought the thunderbolt if it came out last month. But now the MOTO Bionic and the iPhone 5 are right around the corner. HTC, Verizon, Someone better give myself, and others like me who are fed up with these games, a really good reason to not wait just a little longer for an even BETTER phone!

  5. HJH says:

    I echo everyone else's sentiment….this is stupid being jerked around like this. I'm probably just going to switch over to Sprint and get a 4G connection with no bandwidth cap.

  6. ray says:

    I'm so tired of waiting for the TB,I already have all the cases and cables from ebay.I'm not waiting much longer.I think this is going to screw verizons sales all up on everything they sale.

  7. Gregory says:

    what I cant understand is the 299.99$ price tag when At&t plus Sprint have look alike phones for less then half the price of the thunderbolt! I plan on getting it but, the feeling of being jiped is in the air!!!!!!!

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