HTC and Sprint have both provided updates concerning the status of the HTC EVO 4G LTE, which has been held up in Customs due to a complaint initiated by Apple. It now appears that the device has been cleared for import into the US, although we still don’t have an official release date for the latest EVO.
This news also affects the HTC One X, which is already for sale in the US, but which is experiencing a similar supply problem at AT&T; there’s still no word on when AT&T might be getting in more units.
Luckily, lots of people have already received their EVO 4G LTE preorders (some with an unexpected gift), and there are also some third party retailers who are still selling the One X. In any case, if you’re one of the unlucky ones struggling to find an EVO 4G LTE or One X, the good news is that both should be coming soon – hopefully this week.
Here is HTC’s official statement on the matter:
HTC has completed the review process with US Customs and HTC devices have been released, as they are in compliance with the ITC’s ruling. Future shipments should continue to enter the US and we are confident that we will soon be able to meet the demand for our products.
[Sprint | Android Police]
While Sprint customers who pre-ordered their HTC EVO 4G LTE received their device last week, Sprint continues to wait for our full inventory from HTC.
We recently learned that HTC devices have been released by U.S. Customs. We expect shipments of HTC EVO 4G LTE to enter the U.S. in the next few days. An exact availability date for HTC EVO 4G LTE will be communicated as soon as possible…
Thank you everybody for your interest and continued patience.