Sprint Confirms Delay of HTC EVO LTE 4G
Updated: Rewrote post after sprint confirmed the delay.
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.
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Hands-On: HTC EVO 4G LTE
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We're live from HTC's event, where they are expected to announce new phones. Rumors whisper of a new series of phones called "One".
HTC One X
4.7" display 720 x 1280 pixels
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 processor 1 GB RAM
1,800 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC
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.