1. Went to the 24 hour best buy at Union Square New York, NY. Q: Is today was the release of the Thunderbolt? Answer: no, its the 24th. The guy was pretty rude too, but nonetheless... 2. I then waited in front of the Best Buy Mobile across the street until 10AM for them to open. Q: Is today was the release of the Thunderbolt? Answer: ..uhh no..we didn't get anything for that. Next Week probably.. I didn't care to ask any more questions cause personally, I think i knew more. 3. Went to A Verizon store 3 blocks up. Q: Is today was the release of the Thunderbolt? Answer: Where did you hear that? We're definitely releasing the phone soon, but Its not today. So that concludes my adventure. I plan on going to one more BB on 23rd St and 6th ave during my lunch break just b/c I'm a masochist. UPDATE: Might as well update this post with the 4rth store. I wrote this down below, but will repeat it here. "I went to the Best Buy on 6th and 23rd and they told me they still plan on selling it today, whenever the shipment comes in. Either today, tomorrow, Thursday whenever soonest! They could be blowing smoke but who knows. The guy told me they get a shipment later today, one on tuesday, and one thursday. So I got my hopes up a lil more with this last store!" UPDATE 2: I called Best Buy on 23rd & 6th ave, and they told me they're officially getting the phones on Feb. 24th. seems like its all making sense now. Thats all folks.