The latest batch of rumors, which sound pretty convincing, are pegging the HTC Thunderbolt with a March 17th release date. Should these (finally) prove to be true, you’ll have something else to do on St. Pattie’s Day besides drinking green beer. HTC threw a quick blurb on their Facebook page over the weekend telling everyone that they and Verizon will be announcing the date “soon”. Couple that with a now-deleted tweet from an HTC regional sales manager specifically saying that the phone is coming on the 17th and we feel pretty good about the date. Of course, we’v been burned with more than a few slipped dates so you’ll understand if we still hold a slight reservation.