HTC ThunderboltHTC Thunderbolt

There's no quicker way to become the cool kid on the block these days than to have actually seen and used an HTC Thunderbolt. (We're having jackets made.) And that's just Android Central Forms member O.G Incredible has been doing -- and causing quite the tizzy in the process. Before you start crying "Troll!" -- he's uploaded a few pictures. So put down your pitchforks, raise a glass to the O.G OP, and hope the TB gets released ASAP. [Android Central Forums]

P.S.: That's pretty cool, but we're still partial to our video shot in a Las Vegas In-and-Out-Burger. Just sayin'. :p

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hmmm says:

Does this run regular Sense or is it a Verizonified version of Sense?

runs sense 2.0 which is the newest most polished version. On the back of the phone it says with google so no bing!

just rub the in-and-out burger in my east coast face, thank you

raveesor says:

Has nothinggg on Shake Shack

MowDownJoe says:

Or 5 Guys... I'd also say Cheeburger Cheeburger, but they don't seem to contain themselves to one coast.

EvanGMan says:

I was ready to be first in line for one of these until I found out it wouldn't support Skype video calls at launch, and it's not launching with Froyo. Is anyone else as disappointed as I am, or am I being too critical? (I'm still rocking an OG Droid...)

aergern says:

Froyo is 2.2.x ... this is suppose to be running 2.3 which is what Sense 2.0 requires. Why would you be bitching about it running a newer version of the OS?

tim242 says:

It launches with Froyo...

leehblanc says:

I was just about to chastise Phil about rubbing in and out in MY east coast face, but I see AndroidJunkie beat me to it. Drat! I've never been, but I hear mythical stories about their burgers. Not Thunderbolt mythical, but mythical nonetheless.

They are amazing. If I travel in the area, I make sure I eat there a couple times. But we get Krystal or White Castle.

and Five Guys

balthuszar says:

krystal and white castle, i've been to both...white castle doesnt even belong in the same sentence as krystal

bkorver says:

@EvanGMan... Yes you are. There are too many 3rd party apps in the market that can accomplish the same thing, the only difference is Verizon doesn't get paid for it because it's not "Bloat"...

i wonder if this guy was being all sneaky like when he took this, or if he was just like "everyone else is bound to do it".

bravo, sir.

rexdeaz says:

Feb. 28th. BOOK IT!

hendu383 says:

@rexdeaz where'd you get the 28th confidence from? or are you just being sarcastic? when the hell is verizon gonna give us a date?

I just realized that he took the pictures with an evo, look in the reflection of the second picture lol

Droid hungry says:

Are you sure that's not an incredible?

his username is, "OG Incredible" so it would be reasonable that it's an Incredible...

bkorver says:

It has to be an Incredible... the camera on the Evo is in the center of the phone and the Inc's is off to the side like in the pic's reflection...

Droid hungry says:

dp sorry.

actually now that you say that, it just might be, i didn't think it could be the Incredible haha

steven252000 says:

What about the reports that the phone is gonna end up costing $299 and not $249. I had my wife talked into the $249 price but $299 she may not be so crazy about. Everything up until recently seemed to point towards $249. Now all the talk is that it will cost $299. Most people's justification is that the Iphone 32mb costs $299 and the TB has more so rightly so it should cost $299. So I guess since the Bionic has less it will cost less? NOT!!! Sure the cost will be justified because it is dual core?

rexdeaz says:

Feb. 28th date comes from a Verizon employee who's been training on the phone this week.

Droid hungry says:

I have an in-n-ou right down the street from me. But did anyone else notice the launcher? That was not regular sense.

bkorver says:

Sense 2.0 has the ability to put "Skins" (themes) on top of the launcher...

tim242 says:

Steven: The only talk about it being $300, was from a misprint in the Best Buy monthly magazine. It was listed in their circular at $250, and that is what is in their system.

steven252000 says:

I truly hope so. Of course with the delay and 5 million rumors about release dates and price I don't know what to believe. Guess it will just be when I see it I will believe it. But thanks for the clarification.

Seba617 says:

someone posted a picture of next weeks ad and the Thunderbolt is in in again, but this time it is listed at $299. its starting to look like the misprint might have been the original listing in the ad. i guess we just wont know til we get a release fro VZW

Mike_is_Mike says:

Verizon won't release the Thunderbolt until they sell at least 10 iPhone's....... so I my be waiting until September. :-(

diggs says:

I was at Costco today and the phone rep told me that they will be carrying the Thunderbolt. They have no release date but were told it's in March. No price neither.

GQ50 says:

Why didn't big blue get this instead of the inspire?!?!

add119 says:

I pass

add119 says:

Why can't verizon release a stock google phone. Beside the original droid...

Five Guys is delicious, but a Double Double with Cheese is all I ask for whenever I return to SoCal. Mmm, can't wait till August.