Sprint Confirms Delay of HTC EVO LTE 4G
Sprint today indicated via its customer support forums that the planned May 18 launch of the EVO 4G LTE has now been delayed thanks to stalled shipments of the device into the country. Both the One X (for AT&T) and EVO 4G LTE have been blocked at customs, where they are being examined for compliance with an ITC exclusion order. Sprint has ceased taking pre-orders via its web site, and is no longer referencing the May 18 launch date for the EVO 4G LTE. Sprint said that it cannot provide information about when the device might become available at this time. It is working with HTC and hopes to get products on store shelves as soon as it can. Sprint said that it will not deliver devices that were preordered and would prefer that customers refrain from canceling their orders. Those who have preordered the device will be the first to get them once they are available.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
HTC to Sell the Bolt As the 10 Evo Overseas
HTC today announced the 10 evo, an international variant of the Bolt that will be sold in markets outside the U.S. The only significant difference between the Bolt and 10 evo is the latter's lesser support for LTE.
Sprint Adds Avatars to Visual Voicemail
Sprint today announced a new service that will allow customers to add animations and avatars to their voicemail messages. The service is available to Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile USA customers with select Android handsets.
Sprint Launches HD Voice Nationwide, Expands LTE
Sprint today announced several new milestones for its network. To start, HD Voice is now available to Sprint customers nationwide.
HTC One X
4.7" display 720 x 1280 pixels
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 processor 1 GB RAM
1,800 mAh battery
NFC, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
How to protest?
I want drink ipecac and throw up all over their store...
Could It Be...
I personally have not heard of devices such as these in the past being "Stuck" at customs. I can only think of investigative measures to ensure no patent violations have been breached.
Here's my personal opinion. Sprint doesn't want to refund the money because we had a ton of orders of prices varying from $199.99+tax - $549.99+tax. You wouldn't want to start the flood gates of refunds and canceling orders until it is 100% that the phone will not see the light of day.
The legal process is slow.