Wirefly confirms ThunderBolt shipping on March 17th, pre-orders begin 3AM EST

By on March 14, 2011 at 5:21 PM.

Wirefly confirms ThunderBolt shipping on March 17th, pre-orders begin 3AM EST

Let the rumors be put to rest. Wirefly just lit up our inbox with the news that the HTC ThunderBolt — Verizon’s first LTE handset — will begin shipping on March 17th with pre-orders beginning at 3:00 a.m. EST tomorrow morning. The company also confirmed that the handset will not ship with Verizon’s version of Skype Mobile, but will have the ability to handle simultaneous voice and data. We’ve reached out to both Verizon and HTC for confirmation. The full text of the email is after the break. More →

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Verizon’s ThunderBolt to launch March 17th, tweets HTC sales manager [updated]

By on March 11, 2011 at 6:03 PM.

Verizon’s ThunderBolt to launch March 17th, tweets HTC sales manager [updated]

An eagle-eyed reader has directed our attention to an interesting tweet published by Imran Shahid, an HTC regional sales manager handling Verizon accounts. According to Shahid, HTC’s ThunderBolt handset will launch on Verizon Wireless next Thursday, March 17th. The aforementioned timeline predates our prognostication by a mere four days, but we’re sure that won’t upset you all that much. We’ve reached out to HTC and will update this post with any comment it provides.

UPDATE: That didn’t take long. Mr. Shahid has removed the tweet from his account. More →

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