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Pre-ordered an HTC EVO 4G LTE? It Should Ship by May 24, Appears to Have Passed ITC Tests

The HTC EVO 4G LTE will ship to those that pre-ordered on May 24, according to Sprint. After being held up at customs by the ITC for patent reasons that involve Apple (of course), the device must have passed their tests and has been cleared for take off. Sprint is still not willing to give us an official launch date for the device in stores, but if pre-orders are shipping this Thursday, it shouldn’t be too far off from that.

If you haven’t kept up with this saga, be sure to read our EVO 4G LTE review.

Via:  Sprint

Cheers Sal!

  • michael

    Breaking News, “HTC eveo 4g, held up at customs do to apple, no one even notices or cares”

  • TheDude

    Kelley, you’re killing me. When does a new and worthy phone come to Verizon?

  • Butters619

    I own a handful of Apple products and I like them, but that was just a major douche bag move.

    • richlizard24

      Customs held up the phone, not Apple.

      • Butters619

        Apple filed a complaint

        • richlizard24


          • Butters619
          • richlizard24

            That happened in December. HTC had 5 months to prepare. Apple didn’t file a complaint to delay the importation of the One X and the EVO.

            “”The US availability of the HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE has been delayed due to a standard US Customs review of shipments that is required after an ITC exclusion order.”

          • Butters619

            HTC had already made the change on the US variant of the One X prior to manufacturing and shipping the phones. I will try to find the article that I read that said Apple made a complaint more recently. That is why the One X was imported and sold at first and then halted.

  • srh12

    With this shipping, the phone will officially be obsolete before you’d even actually receive it.

  • RoadsterHD1

    no thanks

  • Qbancelli

    All the fuss for nothing..

    • richlizard24

      Exactly. There is a reason that Customs doesn’t comment on issues like this and that reason was made perfectly clear over the week.

  • brandon kosanovich

    Is this just for those that pre ordered from Sprint? Any word on third parties filling their pre orders?