Piecyk and his team made calls to 150 different Verizon Wireless stores across 22 major U.S. cities, asking which device was selling better. According to the analyst’s report, 61% of stores said the two devices were selling at about the same rate, 11% said the iPhone 4 was selling faster and 28% said they were selling more ThunderBolt smartphones than iPhones.
-BGR, March 31, 2011
Would be real interesting to know how many of the cities had LTE turned on and the breakdown for just those areas.
UPDATE: Los Angeles Examiner reporter Daryl Deino called 20 stores in the L.A. area, where Verizon turned on LTE last year, and found 55% said the iPhone was selling better, 35% the Thunderbolt and 10% declined to answer. He had a simple explanation for Angelinos' preferences:
The iPhone certainly makes a bigger style statement than the Thunderbolt, which is why it is selling better in Los Angeles
-L.A. Examiner Tech Gear Blog, March 31, 2011