Verizon HTC Thunderbolt to be launched on March 17, or 21?

As we’ve anticipated earlier this week, Verizon Wireless launched Apple’s iPad 2 without providing any update on the availability of the HTC Thunderbolt, which is expected to be the carrier’s first 4G LTE smartphone.

So when will the Thunderbolt be launched after all?

Well, according to BGR, “two independent sources” are saying that the handset will be released on March 21.

On the other hand, AndroidCentral has got hold of an alleged equipment update doc from Verizon (pictured below), which reads that the mighty Thunderbolt will be out on March 17. Of course, we can’t guarantee for the authenticity of the document, so we won’t know anything for sure until Verizon decided to officially announce a launch date.

The Thunderbolt’s delays is unlikely to harm Verizon in any way, but it’s definitely not a good thing for HTC, as users are already reporting (see the comments section) that they’ve bought other smartphones (like the iPhone 4) because it’s taking too long for the Thunderbolt to be released.

Author: Florin

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  • justwaitingonhopesanddreams

    “Please note Launch Dates Are subject to change” – you think VZ would know not to captitalize the a in are xD

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe that there are that many people who don’t have the patience to wait a few weeks to get an actual 4G phone.

  • john smith

    and the dates are out of order (LTE Hotspot and HTC Trophy)

  • Frank Fritz

    The dates are in mixed order, the Samsung LTE Hotspot is between the two phone launches and is launching last. The font is different from the top page. This would have to be something that VZW did not send out. The heading “Handsets/Data update from Verizon” means that its not official. Hansets/Data…REALLY? How about Data Devices. Fake or sent fom another source that does not care how it looks.

  • Frank Fritz

    The dates are in mixed order, the Samsung LTE Hotspot is between the two phone launches and is launching last. The font is different from the top page. This would have to be something that VZW did not send out. The heading “Handsets/Data update from Verizon” means that its not official. Hansets/Data…REALLY? How about Data Devices. Fake or sent fom another source that does not care how it looks.

  • Frank Fritz

    The dates are in mixed order, the Samsung LTE Hotspot is between the two phone launches and is launching last. The font is different from the top page. This would have to be something that VZW did not send out. The heading “Handsets/Data update from Verizon” means that its not official. Hansets/Data…REALLY? How about Data Devices. Fake or sent fom another source that does not care how it looks.

  • Yomomma

    i could have tpyed that myself. who fucking cares anyway, it will be out when its out. its a damn phone. calm down,

  • Daviddd7104

    I bought the Droid X because I did not want to wiat. Too bad!

  • Daviddd7104

    I bought the Droid X because I did not want to wiat. Too bad!

  • Thenational99

    Tired of getting dragged along in the dirt. I’m sorry HTC, Verizon screwed you out of a sale. I broke down and bought an iPhone.

  • Thenational99

    Tired of getting dragged along in the dirt. I’m sorry HTC, Verizon screwed you out of a sale. I broke down and bought an iPhone.

  • Jcguerrero33

    thAT for at end of life lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/Yakri Cameron Pickerill

    Actually, the delay’s DO hurt Verizon, if they didn’t have me bent over a barrel so to speak, to stay with them, I’d ditch them right now over it, and numerous other issues I have had with them (mostly customer service related).

    Hundreds of tech junkies that wanted either a 4G phone, or just the latest and greatest have ditched VZW. Maybe not thousands, but easily hundreds, I’d guess at around one thousand, though the guess is baseless.

    It does do some damage to their image as well.

    Although it might not be a -lot- of money to a company like VZW, they ARE losing money on this, and not in amounts that could really be considered small.

    Personally, I would have preferred the originally mentioned strategy of them adding skype in at a later date, and getting the phone weeks earlier.

    Also, you should consider that although the paper pictured above doesn’t look too legitimate, it could have just been created by a sloppy employee, the minor errors in it don’t really show anything either way.

  • Jack Mostri

    This is not your dream release date. It’s the one after that.

  • Ldhdkbgxzjk

    I did the same!

  • Eli

    Exactly, I’ve waited this long. I’m not gonna settle on an iPhone 4 or a Droid X’s lame-ass motoblur.

  • Eli

    Exactly, I’ve waited this long. I’m not gonna settle on an iPhone 4 or a Droid X’s lame-ass motoblur.

  • Eli

    Exactly, I’ve waited this long. I’m not gonna settle on an iPhone 4 or a Droid X’s lame-ass motoblur.

  • Inkredible80

    Verizon has never anounced a release date fot the thunderbolt all they say is coming soon so why is everyone being so impatient , i know we all want to see the thunderbolt to be release already but calm down people it will eventually come out soon

  • FU

    well ur both retarted

  • TIT

    its retarded. but i agree. fucking idiots

  • TIT

    I wouldn’t be suprised. fucking idiots

  • TIT

    I wouldn’t be suprised. fucking idiots

  • TIT

    I wouldn’t be suprised. fucking idiots

  • justwaitingonhopesanddreams

    FUCK YOU!!!

  • justwaitingonhopesanddreams

    FUCK YOU!!!

  • justwaitingonhopesanddreams

    FUCK YOU!!!

  • Yellw

    Thanks man that makes me feel. so much BETTER! not

  • Yellw

    Thanks man that makes me feel. so much BETTER! not

  • Yellw

    Thanks man that makes me feel. so much BETTER! not

  • Yellwisafaggot

    ud think he would capitalize the not. oh and by the was ur actually gay Yellw. what kind of username is that like wtf?

  • TIT

    nice grammer yelleisafaggot. fucking idiot

  • Yellwisafaggot

    its yellwisafaggot. fucking idiot. and SMD!

  • justwaitingonhopesanddreams

    wait wtf is going on here? and time and place and ill be there

  • Richard

    I was just received a text from HTC saying that Verizon will publicly announce the launch date!!

  • donny

    hahaha!! so true..so true

  • mr_philly

    i pre ordered the thunderbolt yesterday with a $25 deposit. The rep in the store told me the same dates, the 17th or the 21st. He also told me that they are offereing a $50 in accessories as a compensation for the delay…

    From Philadelphia