Now that the HTC EVO 4G LTE has cleared US Customs, Sprint is getting ready to send the device right away to customers who preordered, with an expected delivery date of this Thursday, May 24. There's no word quite yet from third-party retailers like Best Buy concerning when the devices are expected to ship, but if you preordered through Sprint, your order is most likely on its way (or close to it) right now.
One G&E reader was even kind enough to forward the following order update that was sent by Sprint:
Thank you for pre-ordering the EVO 4G LTE. We will do our best to get it to you by Thursday, May 24. You will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking number the moment your new phone ships. We apologize but we cannot support any further cancel requests at this time as our warehouse is processing orders. However, you may refuse shipment or call to request a return kit once you receive shipment.
So, in other words, Apple was only able to delay the release of the EVO by a measly six days. So, happy Monday: you'll have your shiny new EVO in your hands before you know it!
Update: Here's the official announcement from Sprint:
Customers who pre-ordered HTC EVO 4G LTEâ€¦Your wait is almost over! Sprint expects to begin shipping HTC EVO 4G LTE for arrival on or around Thursday, May 24 to customers who pre-ordered the device online from Sprint.
We will provide details on the full national launch as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone who has been patient while waiting for their HTC EVO 4G LTE. We will continue to update this post as additional details are available.
To check the status of your pre-order, please visit www.sprint.com/myorder[Inside Sprint Now | Sprint] Thanks Reed, Joseph, and Sal!