There is no official announcement yet as of this moment when the hyped HTC Thunderbolt will be released. Earlier, rumors propagated that it will be released by February 10. However, that date just passed and the smart phone has not been released. We also saw the release date moving back to February 24, but it seems this date will also just pass without the release of the much awaited 4G phone from HTC.
Some news sites said that it will released soon giving “last week of February or first week of March” as the release date. However, this still remains vague as no exact date has been pointed out.
A Facebook page, which is believed to be owned by Verizon Wireless, has stated that HTC Thunderbolt’s release date will be on March 21, 2011. However, after examining what’s written under the company overview, it defies what it has stated “available in early February” since we are approaching the end of February.
If you want to be one of the early owners of this smart phone, you can now pre-order yours for a $50 deposit at a Best Buy store nearest you. The phone will be priced at $749.99 but you can avail of a much lower price with a 2-year contract at Verizon. As we recently saw, even the price of it with a 2-year contract at Verizon is uncertain. Earlier, we saw the leaked Best Buy ad at $249.99 but lately, we’ve been seeing it moving up at $299.99.
As it will be initially available at Best Buy, BestBuy.com already had a page specifically for HTC Thunderbolt here which highlights the specifications and features of the phone. Among the features include an Android v2.2.1 Operating System called Froyo, Stereo FM Radio, GPS, HTC Sense UI, Dual mics with noise cancellation, Google Services, etc.