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Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE Release Date Announcement Coming

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Now that the HTC EVO 4G LTE has cleared U.S. Customs, Sprint expects to sell the device soon which means an official in-store release date should come shortly.

Sprint has alerted interested consumers about the status of the HTC EVO 4G LTE through its website saying that the device has now passed through customs, as we saw yesterday, and that it is waiting to get its inventory up to speed in order to start selling the device on a widespread level.

The carrier expects the device to arrive in the U.S. in the next few days which means consumers should only have to wait a few days before the EVO 4G LTE finally hits shelves, both physical and virtual.

Read: HTC EVO 4G LTE Release Date Still Unclear.

This should also mean good news for those that are hoping to get AT&T’s HTC One X, another device that has been held up at the U.S. border due to a patent dispute with Apple.

The HTC EVO 4G LTE was originally supposed to launch on May 18th but was held up at the U.S. border prior to launch day because Apple had a dispute with some of the software elements on board the device.

It’s still unclear exactly how HTC was able to bypass Customs but it was able to get the ITC to rule in its favor and get the devices cleared for shipment.

Read: HTC EVO 4G LTE Packs Secret 3G Feature.

The EVO 4G LTE has rolled out to many of those that have pre-ordered and Sprint has been sweetening those orders with free cases because of the unexpected delay.

Those that didn’t pre-order should soon have a chance to get a hold of Sprint’s third 4G LTE smartphone, a device that still doesn’t have a live 4G LTE network to take advantage of.

4 Comments

  1. Tom

    05/30/2012 at 8:49 pm

    This has been the worst phone release ever. No one has been updating customers about what has been going on, and Sprint should have given the release date as soon as the phone cleared Customs. Apple is ultimately to blame for the phone delays due to their fears that Android is better than the iphone. Apple will do anything it can to hinder Android from getting their devices into people’s hands because word of mouth won’t be in Apple’s favor.
    To Sprint, next time, let us know what’s going on. Even updating us every day with “still waiting on Customs” would have been better than nothing at all for days and weeks.

    • jaran

      05/31/2012 at 8:20 am

      i am a little pissed at sprint but i think they r doing the right thing as of now you don’t want another problem to happen and they don’t have the phone. Because you know how it is when we call for updates they tell you 1 thing and it’s another so I would actually wait until the phone is in the store and set a release date then which I think will probably happen this weekend

    • Mikeal

      05/31/2012 at 9:12 am

      I phone is the worse kind of greedy andriid beats them every time its sad how childish they are.

  2. Prime

    05/30/2012 at 9:25 pm

    Its Apples fault…They’re hatin.

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