HTC EVO 4G LTE Release Date Now May 23rd?

While HTC and Sprint have yet to confirm a new release date for the HTC EVO 4G LTE, Best Buy has apparently sent out emails to pre-orderers telling them that the HTC EVO 4G LTE, which is currently held up at U.S. Customs, is expected to ship out on May 23rd.

Best Buy’s emails, first reported by Android Central, could mean that the phone will go on shelves on May 23rd. However, keep the date circled in pencil because HTC and Sprint have not said anything as of yet and that date could very well change between now and then.

The retailer is also saying that this is the date that it’s expecting to ship the phone out to pre-orderers so it’s possible that those who ordered online might get the phone after this date.

Either way, there is still a ton of confusion as far as the device’s release date goes and how retailers like Best Buy and the device’s carrier Sprint plan to get the phone to customers.

The device, along with the HTC One X, is currently being held at U.S. Customs due to a patent dispute that Apple has with HTC. This  led HTC and Sprint to postpone the release date of the HTC EVO 4G LTE, originally scheduled for May 18th, indefinitely. Sprint later confirmed the delay through its forums.

Best Buy’s emails represent the first sign of movement in a positive direction.

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Read: Sprint Refusing to Let Customers Cancel HTC EVO 4G LTE Pre-Orders?

The ordeal has been a nightmare for some pre-orderers as Sprint has seemingly been refusing to let them cancel their orders in an attempt to get another device or get the EVO 4G LTE elsewhere for cheaper, like Amazon.

Hopefully this all gets resolved soon and EVO 4G LTE pre-orderers are able to get their hands on the device.

  

Comments

  1. Greg says

    Well no phone today. I’m out will refuse the phone when its deliver to my home. No more sprint

    • Marq says

      Dude, are you forreal??? Sounds like someone took your pacifier away. Grow up Dude and wean yourself off of the need to be pacified. In life things happen but you don’t cure the headache by cutting off the head. Come on, get it together.

      • jSparky says

        I agree man, for one it’s not sprint’s fault and for 2…..good things come to those who wait. I pre-ordered mine about an hour before I found out that they held up in customs. I’m not mad, I’m a phone geek and always need the newest stuff! So I can wait a bit more but I don’t think it’s going to be a couple more days. :-(

  2. Freddie says

    Heard from a very close partner of sprint that reason for hold up is a secret law suit from apple to htc that was just filed anyone no if it’s true. To me if it is true apple is just trying to delay htc because from what I hear the new Evo is suppose to b way better than apple phones. But anyone no or hear about a law suit???

  3. maria says

    So it would appear the dispute is over,just got off the phone with sprint they have the phones and they have been assigned tracking numbers they r waiting for UPS to pick them up.

  4. Carlitos says

    Yes! Me too got off the phone with Sprint orders and I was told that the warehouses are processing the pre-orders. And told me that since I ordered my device on May 7th which it was the first date to pre-order, I will be receiving it by the 24th or around that date (I still don’t understand what around that date means). So it could be the 23rd or the 24th or the 28th, but at least we have some news.

    It is now 06:50 PM Easter St. Time May-21-2012

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