Verizon launches new Countdown for the Thunderbolt Commercial

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    The HTC Thunderbolt release is building like a super thunderstorm and today Verizon has just launched a new commercial for that might give us some clues to the actual release. Here's one youtube poster's theory on the release date:

    Source: Youtube
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    I know this is the web and it's a worldwide forum... but if it's VZW, why is it in Spanish? or at least why is there no English version to go with it? Either way, it's a pretty cool / short little spot they posted, along with the theory of the youtube poster.
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    ^ probably cause it sounds a lot more dramatic then if it was someone speaking english just saying "3 seconds 2 seconds..."
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    Haha yea I guess your right about that.

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    No really whats with the spanish.. and even to have Feb spelled in spanish.. weird .. neat, but why??
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    WOW! The concept was used from the Poltergeist Film...great idea. =]
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    Bet that raises the anxiety level a few notches.
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    but doesn't every 1 second between flash and thunder equate to approx 7 miles?? so that could mean it's anywhere from 7 to 21 days away... *stirs the pot* ;)
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    I just want the device to come out already.
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    Maybe they are only launching it in border states to xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx :-o

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    Mod Edit: Was that really needed?
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    This is why Verizon decided to go the spanish route:




    haha
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    HAHAHAHA thats funny
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    i just watched the vid again but correct me if im wrong... my spanish is horrible but isnt the dialogue saying 1 second 2 second 3 second? not the other way around?
    or does is actually translate to english backwards?
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    You guys are too much in here, lol.
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    much less stressful in here than in the other thread... :D

    funny video! much better than the SB ads... of course, the person speaking the spanish doesn't hurt the message, either :icon_ devil:
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    she says 1, 2, 3, then 1, 2, then 1, 2, again... cant make out if she says 3 the last time again.
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    She is counting up in spanish.

    You can count the time (in seconds) between the lightning bolt and the thunder and that's how far away it was (in miles)

    It's a little hint...

    Still don't get it though. Even if you add those up, it's 6 and the release date isn't the 13th obviously... because Verizon doesn't release on Sunday.
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    but again, with lightning and thunder, for every one second between flash and thunder, it's a distance of approx seven miles to the percipient (because light travels faster than sound). so, maybe 1 second between flash and thunder equals seven days, not seven miles. this could mean that the phone is anywhere from 7 to 21 days away (if you want to read that much subtext into it)...
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    I thought it was every 5 miles?
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    It's the opposite actually. For every 5 seconds it's approximately 1 mile. Or 3 seconds every kilometer. Or if you want to get crazy it's seconds times 340 for meters.

    I feel like a nerd. :|
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