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HTC EVO 4G LTE out of customs and now in some customers' hands

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HTC EVO 4G LTE out of customs and now in some customers' hands
Now allowed in the U.S. and in customer's hands

Now allowed in the U.S. and in customer's hands

What a journey it has been for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Held at the U.S. border by Customs and then finally released. Would  Sprint be able to deliver the handset "on or around May 24th" like they said? The first sign that appeared was the shipping notification received from some of those who pre-ordered the device. That was followed up by the actual HTC EVO 4G LTE showing up at the front door on Thursday. Not that everything went so smoothly. One person  was not home to receive his phone so his neighbor signed for it. Now, the neighbor won't turn over the device claiming that since he signed for it, the phone belongs to him.

Besides Sprint customers receiving their phones on Thursday, big box retailer Best Buy also was handing out the HTC EVO 4G LTE to those who had pre-ordered it from the retailer. If you are a new HTC EVO 4G LTE owner, by all means let us know what you think of your new smartphone. Just drop your comments in the box below. And no, your phone doesn't need a green card to stay in the country.

source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 25 May 2012, 01:00 1

1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


D@mn greedy neighbor.

posted on 25 May 2012, 01:16

2. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, that neighbor is a f**king d**k.

And yes, this was my entire shift. And as usual with a launch day, software failures on our computers were quite common. One contract even spontaneously printed out in Spanish. Also, because we had zero warning, we had nobody scheduled to help.

posted on 25 May 2012, 01:41

3. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Do you computers run android?

posted on 25 May 2012, 04:50 2

5. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


That was unnecessarily antagonistic. Apologize now.

posted on 25 May 2012, 07:17 1

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6437; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Taco u need to stop this Android hate sht. Lot of people pay good money for the EVO LTE. How would u like it if YOUR PHONE gets temperary ban by ITC? No all u keep saying HTC keep copying Apple.

posted on 25 May 2012, 07:19 1

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


$49 Android PC System:http://apc.io

posted on 25 May 2012, 11:25 1

13. supaman21 (Posts: 43; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


the zero warning definitely didnt help, thursdays arent usually heavily scheduled

posted on 25 May 2012, 11:46

14. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol, definitely not. I didn't know about it until I walked in at 2. "Oh yeah, clock in, we got authorization to fulfill preorders."

posted on 25 May 2012, 02:44

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Why would they allow the neighbor to sign it?.. I wouldn't want any of my neighbors to sign any of my shipments.

Weird.

posted on 25 May 2012, 06:00 2

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5750; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


@Snig - taco was being taco. I was wondering if he was going to be able to resist the urge. Looks like he wasn't able to.

posted on 25 May 2012, 06:30

7. dejahu (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


Yeah, but what about the fate of the One X? I have to get a phone now with a new company and the next best android is the Skyrocket. =/

posted on 25 May 2012, 07:20 1

12. fervid (Posts: 173; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


You aren't missing much with ATT's One X. I was actually one of the rare ones to get one and I'm seriously considering returning it for the LG Nitro unless the Sony Ion comes out before my 30days is up for Best Buy. Very poor and cheap design. It is just a screen with a thin plastic shell glued on it. There are gaps around it light shines out of as well as it being wide enough for dust and moisture getting in. Freezes a lot, Slow Sense that I have to wait to load half the time when returning to the home screen. IMAP doesn't sync 100%. Slight pressure causes screen to ripple. DLNA only half works. The only positive note is a nice screen and battery life is pretty good unless you are using the screen a lot. ICS update coming looks awesome on the Nitro and I can get a double size battery for it. It actually has more usable memory that can be expanded too. If they designed the One X more like Sprint's version I might have been more likely to keep it...but still don't like the battery even though bigger in Sprint's. They need to advertise the memory better in these things too. I keep seeing people say you have 12GB useable...no, it is 9GB. And the 25GB Dropbox doesn't make up for it streaming one song at a time and taking forever to upload.

posted on 25 May 2012, 11:55

16. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Ted are you reading this review of the laggy buggy one x?

posted on 26 May 2012, 10:06

20. tedkord (Posts: 4734; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Sorry, been busy with real life the last day, my daughter was stalked by some 50 year old creep.

I just read it now. So, I just have to decide if I will believe the universally positive reviews from professional reviewers which say zero lag, or the one review from a guy I've never seen before...hmmm, this is gonna be a tough call.

BTW, Fervid, I'm not trying to belittle any issues you had with it. You could have gotten a bad one (you know, like a phone that drops calls if you touch your finger to the side). Or, you might just not like Sense, lots of people don't. I live it, and even on my single core gingerbread phone it has zero lag.

Have you tried exchanging for another? See if its just that you got one with a faulty flash memory module or something not configured right.

posted on 25 May 2012, 13:33

19. glentomas123 (Posts: 70; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


If you wait 30days, you will pay an ETF. You only have 14 days to terminate your contract!!!!! I also had ATT's One X and returned it within the 14 days. 9 GB was simply pathetic with no SD card.

posted on 31 May 2012, 07:11

23. fervid (Posts: 173; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Traded it for a Note. Only issue is keyboard lag when notifications come in. Beats the One X everywhere else.

posted on 25 May 2012, 07:17

8. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I realized now that I'm more conscious that he might have been kidding (though he should have indicated that better). However, at five in the morning when I've woken up to use the bathroom and seems something stupid and antagonistic, I'm going to be grumpy.

posted on 25 May 2012, 11:54 2

15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Yes it was a joke

posted on 25 May 2012, 12:02

17. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Then put a smiley face or lol or something so I know it, dude. Jesus, lol. You had me grumpy for like a full minute this morning. :P

posted on 25 May 2012, 07:19

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6437; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


BLAME EVERY THING ON APPLE. And Im sure they would do this to the galaxy s III

posted on 25 May 2012, 13:24 1

18. kach22 (Posts: 109; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Apple already got a fat slap on its sorry cheek unable to prevent the one X. Unfortunately it's just the beginning. There's more to come with the arrival of gs3.

posted on 26 May 2012, 10:08

21. tedkord (Posts: 4734; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Is that a true story about the neighbor?

posted on 28 May 2012, 20:34

22. ddsindpls (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Sep 2007)


Have the neighbor thrown in jail for stealing someone else's mail.

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