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    HTC Thunderbolt $250 w/ contract at BestBuy and may already be rooted

    seems we finally have an answer

    Gizmodo, the Gadget Guide

    Now if they can release it this month...I think I will have to jump...then use my wifes upgrade this summer or fall for the next generation of dual cores

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    Better yet it may still hit BestBuy on the 14th AND a prototype has already been rooted! So it could be easy to unlock.

    HTC Thunderbolt exclusively hits Best Buy for $250 at launch, rooted prototype provides hope for easy unlock -- Engadget
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    Just called the local best buy and spoke w the mobile dept. He said they did not have them today and that the release date had been pushed back and had not been re-announced.
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    yeah...I figured that would be the case. but that article seemed to think there was a chance.

    I figure the 28th for BB and March 14th for VZW
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    No way BB is getting this phone before VZW corporate owned stores.
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    Same price here....But the issue that we are having in my area is there will be NO 4G coverage until the end of 2013. Kinda sucks that Verizon is pushing the 4G phones like the TB, but atleast in my area, your still stuck with 3G.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbg25 View Post
    yeah...I figured that would be the case. but that article seemed to think there was a chance.

    I figure the 28th for BB and March 14th for VZW
    A lot of people are saying BB will sell it before VZW. Doubtful. Best Buy only has 'retail exclusive' rights to the TB, meaning you can't go to Wal-Mart or a store like that to get it, just BB. It would still be available through VZW stores/website.

    Source: my fiance works for BB.
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    Seperate question releated directly to 4g phones. If you get one of these 4g phones will you have to pay for a 4g plan or can you keep it with just 3g? Or is the pricing currently the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnmsales View Post
    Seperate question releated directly to 4g phones. If you get one of these 4g phones will you have to pay for a 4g plan or can you keep it with just 3g? Or is the pricing currently the same?
    Verizon hasn't said anything yet about 4g prices.

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    I was told yesterday when talking to someone at the VZW store.

    The belief right now (before the official training) is that there are two possible options...assuming they do not announce the 4G pricing before the TB releases.

    1) for anyone that signs the contract before the announcement...4g will cost the same as 3g...so you wont care.

    2) they will let you sign the contract and get the TB with a 3G only contract, and will then call you when the 4g pricing is announced and let you upgrade then.

    Again....this is coming from a guy I trust...but he admitted they have not had the official training. So this is just a well educated guess.
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    Guy I spoke with at VZW today said the 24th is set for both VZW stores and BB.

    subsidized price as we all know is $350....he said there will be a $140 rebate for a 2 year contract and a $70 rebate for 1 year.

    also he confirmed that the unlimited 4G pricing will be the same as the 3G pricing for the time being...but said that he would not be surprised if by the end of the year they went to tiered....and eliminated the unlimited all together.

    he also hinted to get used to having the "big phone" release staggered like they have been from now on. Saying TB will be this month...DX2 should be next month...did not know what would be after that...but said Bionic would be May the earliest.
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