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HTC Source | December 16, 2017

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HTC ThunderBolt for Verizon gets a new possible release date

HTC ThunderBolt for Verizon gets a new possible release date

The ThunderBolt is another of HTC’s big phones, and it’s coming to Verizon, but up till now, there doesn’t seem to have been a solid date. When I say big though, think the HD2 or the Desire HD, 4.3 inch screen, 1Ghz processor, 768 Mb of Ram, 8 Megapixel camera, Android 2.2. Usual small internal storage, with support for micro SD up to 32 Gb. Probably one of the most anticipated devices of recent time, and considering it’s a single core processor, that’s impressive. Even more of a mystery, when will it be available? BGR [Boy Genius Report] are reporting an availability date of March 21st. There seems to have been a lot of sketchy news around the phones availability, and even BGR says

We’ve just heard from two independent sources that the HTC ThunderBolt is now scheduled to launch on March 21st, following repeated delays. While our tipsters don’t have proven track records in this case, the date lines up with an earlier report that noted a March 21st release date briefly featured on HTC’s Facebook page

As the name implies, and the current carrier trend focuses on, speed is the king. As carriers update their networks to support faster network speeds, more efficient radios, consumers will want devices like the ThunderBolt yesterday! Now that there’s a semi firm date for release, how many of you will be waiting at your local Verizon store to pick one of these babies up?

According to Best Buy, the HTC ThunderBolt is going to cost $300 with a two-year Verizon service contract. That’s $100 above what is typical for a high-end smartphone.

The price may be a killer for a lot of people, but a true aficionado, will shell out for that extra speed, oh, and bragging rights! There’s a hands on video from below!

About Peter Murphy

Peter is an avid gadget hound and owns a Tech focused site called Peterskitchen. Based in Australia Peter has a huge love of HTC devices, and has had one ever since he had the Axim x50 back in 2004. Axim x51, HTC Tytn II, HTC Touch Diamond 2, HTC HD2, HTC Desire, and now the HTC 7 Mozart and HTC HD7


  1. TBnot4u

    The tb is being released on the 17th and Santa Clause is coming to town on the same day. WTF. No way that is going to happen. Verizon has dropped the ball on the tb release and has taken the wind out of its sail. HTC and Verizon could have turn the tb into a blockbuster and now it looks like it is going to be a huge bust. The threat of the thunderstorm has past. A lot of rumbling and no big thunder.

  2. Booger

    i am the same when i see the phone i will believe it i wish this phone was one i stumbled into the store and picked up rather than following it in the news on google, and everywhere else and getting my hopes up for rumors and false release dates.