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General The real deal behind the Thunderbolt Release Date: In My Opinion

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  1. PSYCHotIcJonny

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    I believe that the phone was supposed to be released on February 14th for Best Buy. The reason I say this is because of the date on the clock and weather widget of the dummy phones. Now I know this is not enough proof but look at the other things that surround this date. One of the biggest is the preorder dates. I do not feel that a company such as Best Buy would have just blindly set a date without knowing or having a good mind that the phone would be out soon. [Feb 14th]

    So we all know that VZW knew that they were going to get the iPhone 4 and that BB had the rights to sell the phone first. This is they made preparations to make sure that the iPhone 4 sell and that the sells stay up with min return rates. They changed the return policy window from 30 to 14 days and even upped the restocking fee for the iPhone 4 which is $70 compared to any other phone which is $35. This could be because they know the [iPhone 4g, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S] will be released and they want to show apple they are able to sell it when it comes out. They want to make sure you are stuck with this phone because the thunderbolt was going to be released soon to BB and they had a feeling a lot of people would return it for the 1st 4G phone.

    For whatever reason
     

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    Your title is misleading, all this is is more speculation and your "thoughts" on the subject.

    Good read, but why does everyone have to create misleading titles? I dont get it.
     
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    That purpose of the thread wasnt to "mislead" anyone, I was just speaking logically about the situation and point out a few facts. But I guess I can see how it could be misleading to some. My apologies for that.
     
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    Your right about the advertisements and ads. More of a reason why I think they are really just holding back for the iPhone window to close and then releasing the phone asap. But if they dont release soon they will really loose alot of money when it comes to the Bionic releasing so soon the the thunberbolt and iPhone. getting in bed with Apple may just hurt VZW because of the way the handling the release. I dont expect to seen any more powerful HTC phones for VZW anytime soon. Cant blame HTC for making TMoible their main carrier and giving the EVO to Sprint. lol
     
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    Everyone says it is all because of the iphone. Maybe it has a little to do but there are issues with this phone whether you want to believe it or not. If this wasnt the case there would be some solid info out there. Being the first verizon LTE phone is causing some problems and they dont want to release the phone and have a ton of issues and then people complain more than they already do. Hopefully by july when I'm due for an upgrade they have this all worked out with their other phones.
     
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    Because, he's PSYCHotIcJonny! LOL
     
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    The phone was scheduled for a Febuary 10th release actually.
     
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    The ads are pissing me off. I see them constantly! They seem to air on all the shows I watch. I hate it when people advertise crap that isn't available for purchase.
     
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    I think they are doing it so that by the time it is actually released nobody buys it and buys something else. maybe they are doing this because of the incredible shortage HTC put on verizon.
     
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    Yeah, Verizon will put an embargo on HTC due to the fact that SAMSUNG didn't supply the screens for the Incredible to HTC. That makes a whole lot of sense... :rolleyes:
     
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    Hey when you make a product and release it you should have enough stock to continue to make them depending on the amount needed. They should have saw the shortage that may occur and had a plan b not make people wait months to get the phone. That hurt verizon by some who wanted the phone and not being able to upgrade could jump ship. So you can roll your eyes but when you as a company produce something you should be able to continue to meet demand. smh
     
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    Doubt that seeing that was the iPhone release date.
     
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    Did you see the wirefly video? Seemed okay to me to say it was a pre production model. Never said there detente any issues. See section in Skype.... I said that the iPhone had something to do with it as well.... did you go n puck up an iPhone? Lol
     
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    Please read your title- How it is NOT misleading? You state as fact when you are merely stating conjecture. A "?" at the end would suffice to correct it :)

    VZW never stated a date, so nothing is late. The manifestations of reality in this forum and others are sometimes fun to read ;)
     
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    I usually just "thank" good posts, but I also felt this one also deserved a "well said."

    So... well said.

    Justin
     
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    Where did you see that?!? There has never been a scheduled release date, the only official date anyone has had was Q1 2011. The first date that was ever "leaked" was Feb. 14th, there was never a Feb. 10th date linked to this phone. I think you have it mixed up with the iPhone.
     
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    I wonder what a "red bike" would be after a line of ten folks in these forums were to "pass it along"?

    Probably a Thunderbolt launch date ;)

    Edit:

    I may have to compare posts, since I do believe there will be a STRONG correlation of folks that also said the Incredible 2 was real and had a launch date, end of last year :)
     
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    Haha yeah, then it would be pushed back by the next 10.
     
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    :D;)
     
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    No one is forcing you to read anyone's post. If you don't like it them just move on instead of constantly bashing everything someone has to say. Dude its not my fault the phone isn't out... direct your anger towards another thread... I never said they gave a solid date nor did I say I work for VZW HTC or BB. Look at the fist few words in my post it CLEARLY states "i believe" meaning my opinion. I stated I wasn't trying to intentionally miss lead you and even apologize for it. Take it or leave it. Ita clearly you don't like what I had to say. You stated that now move around. Your OPINION is appreciated but really not needed.
     
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    I think you are onto something with the Skype release date. Why say there will be an update on the 28th if they didn't intend to have the phone out by then?
     
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    I know that really struck me as odd as well. If it wasn't gonna release by the 28th there would be no need to remove all that from the sites.... hmmm. Lol I'm hoping for either tomorrowor the 28th at VZW like my friend that works there said. He's gonna keep me in the loop with what's going on.
     
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    How is this NOT misleading?

    The real deal behind the Thunderbolt Release Date: :thinking:

    Needs a "?" to fit the content of the post. I am not mad about this device. Too early to update for me. 10 months in a 24 month Inc contract :)
     
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