We just got word from one of our guys indicating Verizon is releasing the Thunderbolt on February 24th. Our source was not able to confirm pricing , but we’re hearing $249 with a two-year contract. Sounds about right for the first phone on Big Red to offer 4G speeds and simultaneous voice and data. Most of the upper echelon phones dance around the $200 price point, rarely going over. Anyone interested in picking one of these up come next month?
It should be noted that we’ve heard the rumors of an earlier launch around Valetine’s Day, February 14th. Our source has been really strong for us in the past, so we trust it. We’re hoping to get physical proof of some sorts to help confirm details.