And with that, it's officially On Like Donkey Kong
. A flood of tipsters have confirmed this morning that Best Buy stores around the nation are now accepting pre-orders for HTC's titillating Thunderbolt. We knew
good and well this day was coming, but if you've got $50 socked away to put towards it, today's the day to get in line. We're hearing from numerous stores that the phone will be available for pickup on February 14th
, so feel free to pre-order two -- you know, for that special someone
in your life. Let us know how your experience goes in comments below.
: We've got it on good authority that new and upgrade pricing for this here handset is set at $249.99 with a two-year contract.
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