Even though the HTC ThunderBolt is set to launch as soon as next week, we still don't have official word from Verizon as to when the official launch will be. Today Best Buy announced that it has national retail exclusivity on the TBolt but, unsurprisingly, the company failed to give us an exactly release date. They did throw us a bone, though, saying that the TBolt will be here by "mid-February." You can find the full press release down below.
It's kind of strange that the ThunderBolt, which will likely be one of Verizon's upcoming flagship devices, still doesn't have an official release date from Big Red. Then again, that seems to be Big Red's M.O. as of late, so it shouldn't be terribly surprising. So now we've got three potential launch dates for the TBolt: Feb. 14th, Feb. 24th, and Feb. 28th. Which one(s) do you think is the real deal?
Best Buy® Announces National Retail Exclusive and Pre-Sale Availability of HTC ThunderBolt
HTC ThunderBolt is the nation’s first 4G LTE smart phone
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Best Buy today announced the immediate pre-sale availability of the HTC ThunderBolt at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores nationwide. The HTC ThunderBolt, which will launch in mid-February as a national retail exclusive for Best Buy, is the first smart phone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
“The HTC ThunderBolt is a groundbreaking smart phone and Best Buy couldn’t think of a better way to kick off 2011 than by offering it as a national retail exclusive to our customers,” said Scott Anderson, head of merchandising for Best Buy Mobile. “We have worked hard to provide our customers with a great selection of smart phones which now includes the HTC ThunderBolt, both versions of the iPhone 4, Samsung Nexus S, HTC EVO™ 4G and many more options.”
The HTC ThunderBolt offers a rich web browsing experience and the ability for users to easily generate and share their own video experiences. Other key features of the HTC ThunderBolt include the ability to:
Download a song in less than 4 seconds
Download 20 photos in a minute
Stream TV shows from your computer
Best Buy Mobile offers an array of services aimed at improving customers’ experience, including Walk Out Working, Upgrade Checker, Happy24, Buy Back and a full array of accessories for customers to protect and personalize their device.