Accessories for the HTC Thunderbolt are starting to show up online. Carbon fiber cases, snap on cases, and extended batteries are apparently starting to make appearances. This is fun news in and of itself, but the REAL plus from this is that it’s normal for phone accessories to show up 2-3 weeks before the phone is actually available. We haven’t gotten a solid launch date for the phone yet, but if accessories are appearing now and we get an official announcement from Verizon and HTC at CES, we might actually see the Thunderbolt on shelves by February. I know a lot of you are looking foward to this phone hitting shelves, and some of the staff here at TalkAndroid are looking forward to this one too…we’ll keep you posted.