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.
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