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Why no Thunderbolt yet?
lettucechief
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Ok Verizon, why dont you release the Thunderbolt already?

 

seriously, you guys are such a tease.

 

at least give us the date which it will be released. some of us actually need phones for business and would love the Thunderbolt, but may have to go with the Evo 4G for sprint.

 

you want people to buy your device correct? why not actually give us some useful information.

 

also, i havent seen any commercials for it. or at least not many, but with your other phones you guys aired the commercials like crazy. this is the first 4G phone from you guys, so why not advertise it? it almost seems like you guys are keeping it hush hush.

 

unless the whole thing about Steve Jobs paying you guys off is true...

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Re: Why no Thunderbolt yet?
MUZAQMAN
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I HAVE TO AGREE WITH ALFIE........THEY KNOW THE THUNDERBOLT IS WAY BETTER THAN THE IPHONE....THEY ARE JUST WAITING SO THEY DONT HAVE TO DEAL WITH A FLOOD OF UNHAPPY IPHONE USERS.....LOCK EM IN VERIZON!

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Ann154
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Seriously? Search is your friend.

http://community.vzw.com/t5/General-Android-Questions/HTC-Thunderbolt-Getting-closer/td-p/382930

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Re: Why no Thunderbolt yet?
lettucechief
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yes, seriosuly. that thread is old, and doesnt have much updated info.

 

that post was back in january, and they asked why no advertising of anything but the iphone as well.

 

see how weeks before the iphone came out, we had a release date to look forward to and a preorder date?

 

why not with the Tbolt. the phone is obviously better than the iphone.

 

its the first real 4G phone, wouldnt you advertise the hell out of that and get people to buy it?

but nah VZW is all about the iPhone, an outdated, non 4G phone. WTF verizon???

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Ann154
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Did you read through the whole thread? The last post was submitted on February 11, 2011 which was yesterday and had the rumored release date on February 24, 2011.

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Re: Why no Thunderbolt yet?
lettucechief
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i did see that, but again, who is saying it?

 

If verizon would just announce a date already, i could get ready for that date.

 

if they arent gonna say anything about it, then it must be true. it is because they dont want people to return their iPhone 4s.

 

and that, is sad. consumer bullying.

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Ann154
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lettucechief wrote:

i did see that, but again, who is saying it?

 

If verizon would just announce a date already, i could get ready for that date.

 

if they arent gonna say anything about it, then it must be true. it is because they dont want people to return their iPhone 4s.

 

and that, is sad. consumer bullying.


If that is the case, they have been doing that for years.  News release from HQ says XYZ phone will be released tomorrow.  A month later the same thing with ABC phone that is bigger and better than the XYZ phone.  Sure a lot of customers will be upset, but they did sign a contract when they got XYZ phone at discounted price instead of the full retail.  For most of us, the rumors are the only thing holding us back from not waiting for that "it" phone to come along.

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Jax_Omen
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Considering VzW announced the Thunderbolt, Bionic, and Revolution (three 4g Android handsets) to come out "first half 2011"... a month ago at CES, I don't think there's any "consumer bullying" going on. It's the consumer's fault if they can't even be bothered to research actually announced devices. It's not like the Thunderbolt is some super secret phone that VzW is just going to randomly unleash one day without any prior warning (cough cough Droid 2 Global cough cough).
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Ann154
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Lol about the droid 2 global

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Jax_Omen
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You "lol" but you know it's true. They pre-announced the Droid Pro and just kinda... launched the previously-unmentioned Droid 2 Global along with it. Along with, you know, the fact that their staff didn't seem to know ANYTHING about the device except what was on the website.
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Ann154
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Jax_Omen wrote:
You "lol" but you know it's true. They pre-announced the Droid Pro and just kinda... launched the previously-unmentioned Droid 2 Global along with it. Along with, you know, the fact that their staff didn't seem to know ANYTHING about the device except what was on the website.

I had wrote the LOL because I remember following the whole lead up to it.  The fan sites knew about it, said "Where the news release, VZ? but then the phone just showed up in the stores like magic.  It was hilarious! :smileyvery-happy:

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