Android Evangelist, Book Author, And Contributor to Geek.com, Russell Holly, is reporting on geek.com that Skype Video is being pulled from the forthcoming HTC Thunderbolt. As a very aggressive rumor debunker we can trust the internal email Holly has posted with the article.
Subject: *INFO* ThunderBolt by HTC – Training Documents
The ThunderBolt by HTC trainings have been updated and replaced in InfoCenter.
The Skype Mobile with Video references have been removed.
As you can see there isn’t much more information available at this time and they could have pulled it for any reason. We have also pinged our sources at HTC to see what is going on. Skype with video was no secret at CES. At the time both HTC and Skype were promoting, and demoing the product and telling everyone it would be on the HTC Thunderbolt at rollout.
Perhaps Verizon will bow to pressure as they did when it was first reported that they were squashing Wifi hotspot which was immediately turned around. Stay tuned for more info!