Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE gets delayed
Pre-orders put on hold
Published: 21 May, 2012
Earlier this month Sprint went ahead and made the HTC Evo 4G LTE official but has now had to announce that the device has been delayed. The phone even got to the pre-order stage, all the pre-orders have now been put on hold, though it's not Sprint's fault that it now won't be arriving on its previously confirmed May 18 release date.
According to an official statement not just the Evo 4G LTE but the One X has been held back as well. The statement indicates that the delay is because of a "standard U.S. Customs review of that is required after an ITC exclusion order". While the One X has already been released at AT&T, where it now seems to be out of stock, HTC fans are going to have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the latest Evo.
HTC remains positive that its in compliance with the ruling so hopefully it shouldn't be too long before the handset gets released. However there's no indication of when exactly this might be.
When it eventually arrives (assuming it does eventually arrive) the Evo 4G LTE will be packing a 4.7" display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB if RAM. It's also set to include a rear-facing 8mp camera, front-facing 1.3mp camera and 16GB of internal storage. For Android fans it's going to run ICS right out of the box and powering the device is a 2000mAh battery.
Price-wise Sprint customers can expect to pay $199.99 on a two-year contract when the phone shows up in stores.
While US Customs have to inspect the devices before they can be released to the carrier HTC has said it might find a way to work around the bans with alternative versions of the patented technology that it's said the company has infringed on.