July 1st, 2011, approx. 11:30a, I was told by VZW support (take w/ grain of salt and all that)
1. The update was actually supposed to be released 2nd half og June/2011
but HTC has not released it yet.
2. Verizon front loads all the uninstallable bloatware garbage, so they send it
to HTC, HTC compiles it into the update, then pushes the complete update
back to VZW for distro.
3. The latest date given to the poor **bleep** that work for these clowns
is July 15th.
4. No compensation is being offered to suckers like us that paid
for the most expensive phone they have, even tho over the past 2-3
months, the phone has not worked as advertised or promised.
The reason? "Thay have a fix in progress".
I wonder if I can skip my bill for 2-3 months and tell them,
"I have cash, in progress, so chill and you'll get it soon enough".
So there you go..
TL ; DR
Verizon says go **bleep** up a rope until Mid-July and if HTC has
sent us our bloatware infested update by then, you'll get it.
Funny, because VZWSupport replied to a tweet that I sent them saying that it is development now to resolve the issue and the official release date is not available. I think the worst part, for me anyway, is that there is no clear answer of a plan on how or when this issue will be resolved.
In my job, the two things that both Verizon and HTC are doing that confuse me are that they are not communicating to their customers and they are taking a ridiculous amount of time to come up with a solution. I agree that we don't want them to come out with a sub-standard product as that is what brought us here, but my turn around time with a program concern is five days. Flat!. Any more than that and I will be looking for a new job because the industry standard is five days or less. Now, I'm in the manufacturing and production industry but I wouldn't think that the people that manage their development teams are very happy about any of this if they care at all. I mean, they've made their money from us so the incentive isn't amazingly high.
Both VZW and HTC need to come up with something soon and need to let customers know what to expect. No need for secrecy.
I understand your frustration over this issue and having multiple replacements. We do not have any dates for the software release yet. Any dates mentioned are just rumors and even if we were to guess at dates, those can change at any time. The last information we received internally is that the fix is being regression tested, and the resolution will be in the next software release. This information was received today. I apologize that I don't have any more information.