HTC ThunderBolt delays due to poor battery life?Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
By now, the HTC ThunderBolt has had about a dozen different release dates and is currently "delayed" until either March 3rd/4th or March 10th. Along with the launch date, both the price and reason for the delays are still unknown. Tonight, though, the latter of those two may have finally been revealed. According to sources speaking to Engadget, the folks that are currently testing the ThunderBolt are getting around two to three hours of use before the device's battery is completely drained, likely thanks to constant use of the LTE radio. This would obviously make testing the TBolt pretty tough, which is allegedly the reason that its launch has been pushed back as many as six times by now. A separate source has chimed in to say that there's a new firmware in the works to address both the battery and signal woes.
The ThunderBolt has to be one of the most hyped up handsets in recent memory, and all of the delays and rumored launch dates certainly aren't helping the situation. Still, I'm sure that Verizon and HTC are about as eager to get the TBolt out as we are to get our hands on it. Here's to hoping that that new firmware that they've supposedly got cooking solves the battery problems so we can finally take the TBolt for a test drive.