HTC Thunderbolt Pre-Orders Begin at Best Buy

Verizon's HTC Thunderbolt, also known as the wireless carrier's first handheld LTE device, still has a TBD date, but at least pre-orders are being taken. Multiple sources have said that Best Buy dealers nationwide are taking pre-orders for the new Android device.

To get a pre-order, buyers just have to plunk down $50 toward the device. Best Buy stores are reporting that the device will be ready to pick up on Feb. 14th, or Valentine's Day, although Verizon hasn't released an official date..

It's indeed interesting to see that Verizon is willing to push out another device so close to its star device, the iPhone 4, which launches to retail on Feb. 10.

As far as a price, it's been reported that the HTC Thunderbolt will cost $249, and while that's $50 more than we usually see for Android phones on Verizon's network, it's also the first LTE handheld device on their network.

Anyone who wants to buy something besides the iPhone on the Verizon Wireless network, out there?
Tags:  Android, LTE, HTC, Best Buy