Mar 14th, 2011

After the handful of dates we’ve thrown at the wall to see whether or not they stick, March 17th looks to be the most sticky. Following evidence from Android Central late last week that it could launch this Thursday, an HTC rep posted on Twitter that it definitely would be here by then.

That tweet has since been deleted, but HTC has posted an update on Facebook notifying everyone that the launch date will be announced soon. New evidence today has come together to help give us even more hope of a March 17th date. For starters, a Twitter account supposedly belonging to the folks at the new Verizon store in Fishers, Indiana has tweeted that they’ll definitely have the Thunderbolt on sale this Thursday.

Secondly, Droid-Life is hearing from their sources that the device has gone from “quantity on order” to “quantity in stock” in their warehouse inventory system. Looks like they’re ready to ship, if that’s the case. Finally, reports are swarming from pre-orderers saying Best Buy has called them to notify them of the March 17th date. Those pre-orderers were urged to set up an appointment for that day. We know many of you have moved on, but it may finally soon be over. [Thanks, Ankit!]

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