Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE delayed, pre-orders are on hold
Earlier this month, Sprint announced that its HTC Evo 4G LTE would be released on May 18, hence today. Things have changed since then, though, and the new handset will certainly not be available starting today. It’s been delayed. But it’s not Sprint’s fault.
According to the third largest US carrier, HTC issued this statement on the matter:
“The US availability of HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE has been delayed due to a standard U.S. Customs review of shipments that is required after an ITC exclusion order. We believe we are in compliance with the ruling and HTC is working closely with Customs to secure approval. HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE have both received enthusiastic support and we appreciate customers’ patience as we work to get these products into their hands as soon as possible.”
Of course, the One X has been launched already by AT&T – but it looks like now it’s out of stock (Amazon still seems to have it, though).
Neither Sprint, nor HTC can say exactly when the Evo 4G LTE will become available. Hence, pre-orders for it are currently on hold.
Best Buy had it that the smartphone would be out on May 23. However, according to Phandroid, the retailer changed its mind in the meantime, now stating that the device is delayed “indefinitely.” Well, that’s too bad. We’ll update you on the matter as soon as we get new details.