It appears as though HTC EVO 4G LTE orders have begun to ship to customers in the United States.
We have received several messages from pre-orderers who say that Sprint has begun to send out notifications stating that the EVO 4G LTE, as expected, has begun to ship out ahead of its anticipated May 24th launch date.
Earlier in the week, Sprint stated that pre-orders would begin to arrive on or around May 24th and it appears as though the carrier is going to be keeping its word.
We assume this also means that those who pre-ordered through Best Buy should be seeing notifications about orders shipping soon.
Originally, the HTC EVO 4G LTE was supposed to launch on May 18th. However, a patent dispute with Apple led to the device getting held up at U.S. Customs delaying the launch and delaying the device’s arrival on the doorsteps of those who pre-ordered.
The device has been sitting at U.S. Customs while HTC tries to work out its issues with Apple. However, it soon cleared the International Trade Commission paving the way for the phone’s release.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE is very similar to AT&T’s HTC One X, another device that got held up at Customs, and which launched on May 6th.
Specifications include a 4.7-inch Super LCD display with 720p HD resolution, a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 8MP rear camera that is powered by a dedicated ImageChip and has a physical button, 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, an NFC chip for use with services like Google Wallet, and a large 2,000 mAh battery.
It will join the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the LG Viper 4G LTE on Sprint’s 4G LTE network which is set for launch in the weeks ahead.
Anyone else see an HTC EVO 4G LTE on the way?