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General [RELEASED] The 4.3 inch "Thunderbolt" aka "Mecha" aka "Incredible HD" from HTC...beyond coming soon!

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  1. ska.t73

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    I understand, wasn't trying to start anything. I just know the VZW gets a bit pissy with the way they launch phones. I've seen it happen with some DVD and games as well. There was a studio that got all over Wal Mart for selling a DVD before the Tuesday it was suppose to release.

    So I know what you are saying, it doesn't happen all the time and I'm sure BB has sold things before the corporate stores. In fact I believe we have been told that they can sell the phone if there isn't a street date in the system. I'm just going by the fact that it is a VZW flagship device and what they have done in the past.

    I do agree that everyone just needs to chill. No harm intended :)
     

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    Went to "Big Red" store this morning....Said it was MAr 10, do have the TB for me yet? He said it was supposed to have been in Feb, then late Feb, then early Mar (no kidding). He also made reference to the fact that the Mar 10 date was scrapped due to apple & the iPad 2 launch. When I asked about Mar 17, he shrugged and said hope so (he did let me look at and hole the TB demo they had though...very nice)

    The real kicker though....he blamed HTC for the Delays (making reference to battery life and that HTC didnt want to go up against apple)

    Not sure I buy it...but interesting response from a VZW employee
     
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    I don't buy that last part. I think there is a little blame on HTC but it's mainly Verizon's fault. HTC would not be afraid to go up against an iPad2 - that's purely Apple & Verizon lol
     
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    and it's a tablet not a phone . People who are in the market for a tablet will get one people who are in the market for a phone will get a phone lol
     
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    Any updates from Benfolds5 or BMX?
     
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    its been wayyyyy to quiet in here today :(
     
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    That's not necessarily a bad thing...
     
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    Everyone is just on cruise control now. Everything that can be said, has been said. All the speculation that can be speculated, has been thrown out there. All the arguments that can be made, have been argued.

    Now its just hurry up and wait.
     
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    Indeed...now im bored...
     
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    BMX is "hibernating" for lent from social networking. He is going to try to do a blog post a day though ;)
     
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    yeah, that isn't working out so well. He hasn't posted a blog post since February 10th :(
     
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    lol it just started today i, he was active on twitter last night still...and he has a day job!
     
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    Originally Posted by kpageisgreat
    Dear obese baby buddha please let us have the HTC Thunderbolt on the 17th.....


    Bennnnn

    Your wish is granted.


    _____

    Originally Posted by bmw3wags
    All this exciting thunderbolt talk makes me want to watch the movie Twister. Hmm I think that will be the first movie I put on the Thunderbolt when I get.

    Quick Question though will the Thunderbolt come with a "Thunderbolt" live wallpaper?


    Bennnnn

    No, but I recommend this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G-CC2GatKg


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    Originally Posted by Perwilly
    So Bennnn, are you ACTUALLY saying the 17th is a go?


    Bennnnn

    If stores were truly asked to submit SIM ID's for activation today, then thats a very good sign we'll be seeing this device next Thursday.


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    Originally Posted by prakash99
    Will you be able to confirm that "IF" when u go to work tomorrow, Bennnn?


    Bennnnn

    Yeah, I plan to ask about it.


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    Bennnnn

    Now lets not get too excited. Yes it's a very good sign that SIM cards are being readied for their soon-to-be activation, but it's not a definite sign. I'll find out more tomorrow!


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    Link to all of Bennnnn's posts regarding the Thunderbolt thus far.

    There's a storm brewing... - Page 353 - Android Forums
     
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    As you appreciate though, that same rationale has been applied each week it has missed folks assumptions ;)

    I doubt next week, but always a chance until the day assumed is here.
     
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    Man...again, i dont trust this bennnnn character at all...
     
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    Yes, no, maybe...
     
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    I'm going to go with an optimistic conspiricy theory here, lets say that VZW is now releasing information to make it seem like the date is 3/21, so that they can release it on 3/17 and look like they got it out early...
     
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    Bennnnn

    Hey guys

    Sorry, I've been SUPER busy today dealing with the iPad 2 and its workings. It's pretty sleek, but I definitely prefer the Xoom. Haven't had much time to get on here today let alone even eat lunch so I will try and answer questions tonight if I have spare time; if not then tomorrow. I see I have quite a bit of catching up to do... Don't have any updates regarding the Thunderbolt as of now because I haven't even left my desk today. Regarding the 21st which I saw on BGR: I haven't heard that date mentioned, and it's still looking like the 17th, but as well all know, things tend to change and it could be a possibility (I hope not), so I'll look into that for you guys. Take it with a grain of salt for now.

    Have a good day and I will (hopefully) be back with you guys tonight!
     
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    Or.... Preorders are the 17th and the device is the 21st? Or maybe not....
     
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    Anyone else scanning these things like a hawk? Low of 17, high of 31 = as early as the 17th and as late as the last day of the month? coincidence? I think not.:eek:

    Anyone else notice the app drawer had 3 skypes? skype, skype demo, and skype mobile.
     

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