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

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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46 Comments

31. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Gallito, the holdup at customs is a DIRECT RESULT of the result of Apple's lawsuit against HTC. How much more denial could you gain over this issue? Apple is to blame for this!

34. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

so when the ipad was going to be banned in China, comments.. Apple deserves it... they had it coming.. but when Apple is the one blocking Apple and the law is wrong.. for whatever old and tired excuses you fandroids can come up with... yes Apple did this.. but are they at fault?...

35. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Cause and effect, Gallito. The REASON everyone likes to see Apple get pwned in court is because Apple is the one who went wild with the lawsuits in the first place. The first Android vs Apple lawsuit was when Motorola sued Apple because Apple had been using its patented tech in the iPhone for 2 years without paying a dime in royalty fees. As a matter of fact, Apple had ignored requests to even discuss the matter. So Motorola did what it had to do. Then Apple immediately turned around and countersued Motorola, alleging infringement on its patents. Then Apple sued HTC. Then Apple sued Samsung. And with each new lawsuit, Apple's infringement claims seemed to get pettier and pettier. And each time, they were asking for rival products to get banned. Also, even before this, Apple has had a history of trying to use the government to dominate markets. There's an entire Wikipedia article on their litigation. Now do you understand better?

36. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

have you ever question why Apple is doing this.. and is not to stop innovation or comeptition trust me is not but give me a reasonable answer and will believe you...

38. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Okay, Gallito, if it's not to stop competition, then it's because Apple somehow genuinely feels that Android ripped off their design/tech/whatever. However, that is almost worse, because a) apart from the touchscreen, Android shares almost nothing in common with iOS that isn't also shared with everyone else. Furthermore, Apple has genuinely ripped off of other companies constantly; hell, Jobs even admitted it in a keynote soon after his return to Apple. With that in mind, it's almost preferable, and more reasonable, to think that the lawsuits are the result of Apple's control freak tendencies extending into their attitude toward the competition. Apple wants an iPhone in every person's hand, and they want it at ALL f**kING COSTS.

39. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I understand but Apple did not initiate the patent wars... they have been the most aggressive yes but Apple because is Apple gets all the blame for the patent wars.. I don like patent wars period... is not good for consumers... lawyers are the only winners but somehow when Androids starts banning other OS you guys clap and get excited when in reality thanks to those other OS Android moves forward in innovation... I want to be fair but is difficult when I read that Apple gets blamed... ps. doesnt Google want a Android device in everyones hands. too.. think about it.. nothing wrong with that

27. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Ok guys lets not jump too conclusions until the full story comes out. This recks of the wake up campaign but rim blamed on samsung. If its true I don't get how the one x is similar to to the iphone as it doesn't seem to my eye to infringe on apple brand identity. While its a bit of an overreaction to to make apple look satanic over this its heavily disapointing.

28. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Full story has been out on fiercewireless....

29. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It will get resolved with a software update, but what is crazy is what the issue is about - data formatting on a document. Perhaps with the new google plan to have 5 OEMs have the same basic phone that this issue will not occur as Googlw will ensure it is apple sue-happy proof.

32. Harley

Posts: 3; Member since: May 16, 2012

S. Job's legacy he left was his obvious greed and desire to monopolize the industry. Does Apple really believe the loyal HTC/Android phone users will convert to the over-populated iPhone? NO THANK YOU. I'll glady wait. I've read countless reviews of HTC vs Apple and HTC seems to be the outstanding phone.

37. GeekMovement unregistered

Wow and I was looking forward to the HTC EVO 4G LTE. I tried to be unbiased and change my views about apple, but that's not happening anytime soon.

40. Phonecall01 unregistered

EVO 4G LTE = HULK.... iPhone = Loki.... Those who saw the movie would know what I'm talking about... lol

41. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

As much as I love Iron Man, that was my favorite part of the whole damn film. :D

44. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

best part of the movie..........HANDS DOWN

45. Harley

Posts: 3; Member since: May 16, 2012

Sprint has finally confirmed the good news. The HTC EVO 4G LTE, which has been delayed at U.S. Customs, has finally been cleared to start shipping to customers and retail stores in the United States. The carrier confirmed the good news saying that it expects the highly anticipated device to start shipping for arrival on or around May 24th. http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/05/21/htc-evo-4g-lte-release-date-confirmed-for-may-24th/

46. Harley

Posts: 3; Member since: May 16, 2012

YEAH !! Just received my email confirmation from sprint. My LTE has been shipped via UPS and I should have it by this Friday ! So happy it was not held up any longer than it was!
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