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HTC Thunderbolt Accessories Start Popping Up Online, 2-3 Weeks Away from Launch?

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by Preach2k, Jan 4, 2011.

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    HTC Thunderbolt Accessories Start Popping Up Online, 2-3 Weeks Away from Launch?



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    It’s pretty widely known that accessory companies receive dummy units of phones long before they ever hit store shelves in order to put together their line of products, so it’s not super surprising that HTC Thunderbolt (our gallery) accessories would start popping up early. What is interesting, is the fact that accessory distributor OffWire, is sending out emails to their clients recommending that they start pre-ordering products for the device right away. We’ve also got word from our tipster that when notified about accessories from this particular distributor, the device usually launches 2-3 weeks later. For example, Droid Pro accessories went live on OffWire two weeks before it landed on Verizon.
    Oh and here is a lineup of accessories that we can expect to see including extended batteries:
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    Here’s to hoping the Thunderbolt hits stores by the end of January! We’ll know more on Thursday.


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    Well, now we know the battery is 1400 mAh. And from that, I deduce that this phone has extremely low power consumption.
    Another tantalizing hint about a tantalizing phone...
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    Im gonna sell.off my droid x for that phone can't wait
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    Yeah I'm selling my incredible for this sucker. I am almost certain we will see a January maybe early February launch, the phone has been in pictures since what, August? But 1400mAh, this phones battery life I estimate will be closer to the Droid X's as opposed to the Incredible. Which means an extended battery may or may not be in your future.

    Any ideas on the price? Will 4G cost more per month?

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    Nothing on pricing yet. My bet would be on a February release, probably latter half. I think I have already seen some blogs indicating that the battery life may very well be an issue on this phone. Might want to hold on to your phones until some more info starts to drop on this. I would suspect test reports should come back soon in relation to the battery. I know that will be at the top of a lot of people's lists to check.
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    Why are you guys still guessing a Jan/Feb release? Verizon said at CES that these new 4G phones would be released Q2, some as early as March--so March at the earliest.
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    Just a rough guess. Anyway, March is first quarter also. That's why I was thinking middle to end of February could be doable. But like I said, only a guess on my behalf.
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    A lot of these new/future phones are using new(er) LCD tech that supposedly reduces power consumption by upto 50%. One in particular on display this week (think it was the LG) is suppose to be extremely bright compared to current displays w/o using any more power... but we'll see. Like most people I'm generally not far from a charger so if the specs are right poor battery-life is forgivable especially on the dual-cores.
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    I didn't hear Verizon say Q2... Was this at their CES presentation?

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    December 6, at the LTE kickoff Verizon said there won't be any LTE phones until second half 2011. Jan/Feb could still be a possibility, only time will tell.
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    Not sure what more needs be be said or why in every thread people are still swearing that January is the month, even after Verizon has said otherwise.
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    Verizon says a lot of things, and the right side doesn't talk to the left side. Its going to depend on what agreements they put in place, how much virgin blood was spilled for Job's iPwn that many have been wetting their pants over. I had it, I sold it, I left AT&T over it, I run Android and I rock it.
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    If Verizon said otherwise, then why is everyone here... except you... saying january-february? And did someone high up in Verizon really say this, because I watched the CES keynote...

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    ^ Haha Verizon says a lot of things.

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    Thank you, Thank you all, I will be here all week.

    I don't see January, I want it but that doesn't mean squat. I guess we will know the state of Verizon after 1/11/11 @ 11am as to what the real priority is.

    I am hoping for a late February or early March but would like it a lot sooner, as everyone else would.
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    Yeah since the phone isn't even available for pre order, I doubt January, unfortunately.

    Since yesterday I have been googling "march htc Thunderbolt", and people are saying Verizon said the Thunderbolt will come out no sooner than March..? Seriously, when did they say this? They're being secretive, remember?

    As for today at 11am, I think I speak for everyone here when I say the dream scenario is Verizon releases LTE pricing details, and puts the Thunderbolt up for pre order. Damn, if only.

    Ooooh the iPhone! Yeah, um, those people obviously haven't seen Verizon's "iDoesn't Droid Does" commercial, which really made me realize how much the iPhone sucks, I am pretty sure the only people who would want it are people who don't care about underlying tech, they just think "oh it's shiny and from Apple!" and buy it. Oh well, that's enough of my ranting for today :)

    Hey this just occurred to me, but what if today's event wasn't ONLY for the iPhone?..... I know that doesn't sound like something Steve the Stuck up and Strict overSeer would allow, but this is Verizon run, so who knows? Oh what am I doing, we'll know in like 6 hours!
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    the sooner they launch this phone, the sooner vzw will start getting my money. Until then im still with the death star:icon_evil:
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    Death star?

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    It's a reference to AT&T. Nerd habits die hard lol.
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    Oh haha

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