The Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE which was meant to have been released by now will now have its release date pushed to somewhere around May 24th. The delay was due to a patent issue but now the wait is over for fans of the device as the first shipments of the phone left US customs holdings a couple of days ago.
Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE clears customs but how about AT&T HTC One X
US Customs apparently would not clear the AT&T HTC One X and Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE due to Apple patents being violated as set out by the ITC. The HTC One X had managed to dodge the issue and it was in the stores before the ban occurred. The EVO 4G LTE on the other hand was scheduled to be on the market for May 18th but this never happened as the shipment was still at US customs under guard.
With the patent now sorted out customs can no longer hold the shipment and it has been cleared by the US patent officials. Anyone who has the device pre-ordered can expect to get it shortly, within a matter of days and in most cases arrival should be by the 25th.
The folks over at MobileNApps noted that, “there is no news from AT&T’s side yet. Technically, both HTC EVO 4G LTE and HTC One X run the same ROM under different names, while the features are almost the same. If the former has been cleared by customs, then the latter is also on the same track. We are waiting for any announcement from AT&T about the availability of HTC One X. Hope it will reach AT&T stores soon.”
We’ll keep you posted as more develops.