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HTC EVO 4G LTE launch date is being delayed due to shipments being stuck at customs

0. phoneArena 16 May 2012, 10:14 posted on

As we’re all well aware by now, the HTC EVO 4G LTE’s launch date has been inked in the books for May 18th, which is a mere two days away, but after last night’s big news, it might no longer be the case. Instead, HTC has given indication that the highly anticipated launch of the next EVO...

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posted on 16 May 2012, 10:18 13

1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Another monopolistic maneuver brought to you by Apple.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:27 1

4. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I'm no apple devotee but this can't be blamed on apple.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:29 7

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


While the amount of time it's apparently taking to get the shipments of the Evo One (I refuse to call it by its official name) and the One X cleared through customs is largely the fault of our bloated, bureaucratic government, the original blame does lie with Apple. This bulls**t is EXACTLY what they wanted to come out of their lawsuits.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:30 4

6. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


From phonescoop...
"HTC has indicated that the planned May 18 launch of the EVO 4G LTE for Sprint has now been delayed thanks to stalled shipments of the device into the country. Both the One X (for AT&T) and EVO 4G LTE have been blocked at customs, where they are being examined for compliance with an ITC exclusion order."
Now,this order was brought about due to an Apple lawsuit regarding clicking on phone numbers and emails.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:52 2

15. MEeee (Posts: 353; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


HTC flagships' US shipments get delayed for Apple patent violation

http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_flagships_us_shipments_get_delayed_for_apple_patent_violation-news-4253.php

posted on 16 May 2012, 11:01

16. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I just got off the phone with a Sprint rep at a local store, he said they'll be getting some in stock on Friday, but that I should show up pretty early to be sure I get one. Here's hoping he's not mistaken.

posted on 16 May 2012, 21:01 1

42. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


There will not be any in any stores Friday if they are still sitting at the border.

posted on 17 May 2012, 00:31

43. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Just because this shipment, and every one after, is halted doesn't mean a few beforehand didn't get through. I'd be worried if HTC didn't start shipping its products to the US before three days before launch...

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:24 9

2. cranzie44 (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Too funny. Apple must think they own the world. Another reason I dislike iPhones. It will eventually be released and I will still get it when it is and I will still, never buy iPhone!

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:24 7

3. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Apple, this phone was way bigger, looks way different, and is way better than your piece of is**t. Stop f**king s**t up. It' really really annoying.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:30 5

7. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Actually, that is exactly why the phone is being held up...APPLE....

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:31 8

8. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Apple you suck plain and simple your mad because there are other companies that make stuff way better than you

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:31 4

9. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


See, there are less obvious consequences to this as well. Right now my manager is scrambling to try to confirm whether the launch is going to be delayed or cancelled completely, because we need to know whether we're going to have to schedule extra help that morning. We also need to know whether we need to contact all of our preorder customers and warn them about this, because otherwise they'll be PISSED on Friday morning.

The only good that will come of this is to raise more public awareness of Apple's litigious s**ttiness.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:32 5

10. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


From fiercewireless.com:

' The mandatory review was triggered by an exclusionary order issued in December by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which found that certain HTC phones infringed Apple patents on the formatting of data in unstructured documents, such as emails. The ITC delayed the effectiveness of the order until April 19 to give HTC time to remove the offending features from the phone. HTC said the review it believes it is in compliance with the ITC ruling and that it is working closely with Customers to secure approval to sell the phones.'

HTC ONE X - the phone that APPLE does not want sold in the U.S.
Great slogan fo a commercial, and over something so asinine.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:36 6

11. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Well, looks like I was wrong.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:41 4

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


No hard feelings man. I'm even almost wrong sometimes. ;)

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:48 3

14. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


I will take my hat off to you for admitting it.

posted on 16 May 2012, 10:37 6

12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


That does it - I am never EVER going to consider APPLE products...I wish my wife would throw away the ipod, 3GS, 4S and original iPAD...but she will not.

posted on 16 May 2012, 11:08 6

17. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I've always tolerated Apple with what I believe to be a quiet dignity, but if their meddling causes a delay in me getting an Evo 4G LTE, I will come down on Apple like the Hammer of Thor! The thunder of my vengeance will echo through the halls of Cupertino like the gusts of a thousand winds!

posted on 16 May 2012, 11:16 8

19. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


HULK SMASH!!

posted on 16 May 2012, 11:25 5

20. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


It was actually an Always Sunny in Philadelphia reference (which of course was referring to Thor, either the character or the Norse god), but now that you mention it I would like to go Hulk on Apple.

posted on 16 May 2012, 14:15 3

33. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Also, an "original iPad???" Eeeeeew... even if I was an Apple fanboy I'd throw that away.

posted on 16 May 2012, 11:14 6

18. driveme (Posts: 26; Member since: 16 May 2012)


I will never allow Apple products in my home. Apple is threatened by anything that is different and better than their own products. Yet there appeal to the public is proof how much people want to be told what to like and what is cool and the need to own it because other people do.

posted on 16 May 2012, 11:29 5

21. kabukijoe (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


Apple should be taken down a notch or 2 by the government. They force retailers/carriers to submit to their un-just business practices in order to carry their product in which there is hardly any profitability for anyone but Apple. Meanwhile Apple laughs all the way to the bank raking in more money than freaking Wal-Mart. But unfortunately in this day and age people are desperate for a feeling of "high class" (regardless of whether they actually are or not) and must buy that "cool" brand even if they know practically nothing about it, and Apple knows this and THIS is why they have the upper hand and sadly have the ability to do whatever the hell they want.

posted on 16 May 2012, 11:30 4

22. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1045; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


SO once again Apple is preventing the consumers from having what I call "our first amendment right" to buy what ever we want to buy!! Typical Apple to do so. im really trying NOT to off on Apple, but its hard to do so when they're acting like babies!!

Do me a favor Apple..................focus on making your products more appealing to the 97% of America that wants variety!!

posted on 16 May 2012, 11:44 1

23. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


great day for Apple.... if in fact is caused by Apple... Apple dont play... stick that in your head

posted on 16 May 2012, 11:56 3

24. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Stick that in you ass, gallito...

posted on 16 May 2012, 11:59

25. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


sorry but I wont

posted on 16 May 2012, 12:13 4

26. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Care to revise your position that you're not antagonistic, Gallito?

posted on 16 May 2012, 12:44 1

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I am not but fandroids blame everything to Apple sick and tired.. I know what I am... if you people want to see me as the bad guy feel sorry for you as i know anyone from here..

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