Last Updated: August 1st, 2012

We have learned from a number of trusted sources that the much-anticipated HTC Thunderbolt will launch this Thursday, March 17. We have also learned that online retailer Wirefly will be offering pre-orders starting at midnight (PST) tonight. The site's Thunderbolt page has not yet been updated to reflect this, but they announced it via their Facebook page. Verizon's first LTE smartphone lists for $249.99, but Wirefly is promising a "special price" for their customers.


After a series of frustrating delays and false rumors, anxious Verizon customers can now breathe a sigh of relief as the launch is finally concrete. Are you one of the many that are relieved to finally be able to purchase it, or have you already given up and jumped ship? Let us know in the comments.

Will Shanklin
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  • patiently waiting

    I'm waiting for reviews from the boards and what kind of support it will get. And 250 is too rich for my blood. 200...sure!

    And, FIRST

  • Buck

    I'd prefer a $200 tag, too, but I highly doubt that's going to happen. If it's $250 or less, I'll be all over it like stink on a monkey! If it's $300, I'm going to grudgingly wait to see how the Droid Bionic gets priced before I make up my mind.

    In any even, I'll have to find a new hobby to replace "searching google news for 'HTC Thunderbolt.'"

  • JoshL

    I'm getting it as soon as possible!! Which means I will be waiting in a line on Thursday at Verizon. (Although my Verizon store is clueless and doesn't even know if they are going to get a shipment... ridiculous).