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Sprint Confirms Delay of HTC EVO LTE 4G

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May 16, 2012, 9:04 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated May 16, 2012, 11:52 AM

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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May 16, 2012, 3:10 PM

How to protest?

How do we protest this absolute crime? Apple seriously has to be the most successful company in history that gets away with everything.
I want drink ipecac and throw up all over their store...
What crime? HTC violating Apples patent, again? lawl k. Complain to yourself in the mirror if it makes you feel any better. No one is going to listen to you.
write to HTC and express your disgust that they thought they could skirt a ruling by the ITC.

May 16, 2012, 11:50 AM

Could It Be...

That this is a result of Apple's recent litigation against HTC?

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.

John B.
Some devices are at customs, some are at the warehouse. We can't do anything until it's all cleared up.

May 16, 2012, 2:05 PM


I wouldn't put much weight behind what someone said on a forum, those genius's there are informing customers they can cancel the order which has been indicated numerous times, it actually can't. The time window for that option passed.

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.

May 16, 2012, 9:23 AM

The legal process is slow.

But now, finally, we're starting to see the effects of the patent hoopla between the phone manufacturers. It's not cool 👿
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