In case you were eagerly awaiting for the HTC Evo 4G LTE to hit stores this Friday, we have bad news as US customs has put a hold on the launch of the device for an unspecified period of time.
According to initial reports, the ITC might’ve determined that the HTC Evo 4G LTE infringes upon Apple patents, and so the highly anticipated launch of Sprint’s newest high-end phone did not take place when it should have.
Although the exact problem behind this decision is yet unknown, last year in December Apple filed a lawsuit against HTC in regards to their use of a feature that allowed a user to send an email or call a phone number by tapping it whilst reading a text. The ITC then decided HTC should deal with the issue by the end of 19th of April, and according to the manufacturer they did.
In other words, whether or not this delay is caused by the initial scuffle between Apple and HTC is yet unknown, but the problem remains.
HTC Evo 4G LTE Release Date At Sprint
HTC has announced that they’re working closely with the ITC to solve the issue as soon as possible, but once more, the HTC Evo 4G LTE does not have an exact launch date.
As for those who already pre-ordered the handset, Sprint does offer the chance of canceling the pre-order, but we do hope that everything will be solved in due time. As mentioned in numerous occasions, the HTC Evo 4G LTE is one of the best handsets to hit the market this year and it’s rather frustrating for this event to take place just when the smartphone was about to be released.
We’ll keep an eye on the HTC Evo 4G LTE and we’ll keep you up to date as soon as the story develops.
Thanks AndroidCentral for the heads-up regarding the HTC Evo 4G LTE release date at Sprint pushed back.