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HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders to ship May 23rd according to Best Buy email

HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders to ship May 23rd according to Best Buy email
Best Buy is sending out emails to its customers who pre-ordered the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The email says that the device will be released on May 23rd which is 5 days after the expected May 18th launch date for the phone. The reason for the delay is that the U.S. Customs Department refuses to allow both the HTC EVO 4G LTE and AT&T's HTC One X to enter the States as both models are under review by the ITC based on possible infringement of an Apple patent.



Early Thursday morning, we passed along the interesting news that the two models held up at Customs had been shipped to the U.S. with a work around of Apple's patent. While HTC says it has nothing to announce in terms of a release date for the HTC EVO 4G LTE and a date when the HTC One X can ship again to AT&T, the hope is that the work around on the U.S. models are enough to allow both phones to reach their destination.

The AT&T version of the HTC One X has been a strong seller since its launch last week. On the carrier's web site, the phone is listed as being "sold out". The Customs hold-up can only exacerbate the out of balance Supply-Demand picture for the handset.

source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 17 May 2012, 14:53

1. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Im still a lil confused, is it that HTC did not license the patent from Apple? Because my Motorola Photon 4G has this feature for when you click on a link and a menu pops up with multiple options. Ether Motorola and other Android OEM's have license this from Apple OR Android OEM's are in a world of trouble for violating the same patent.

posted on 17 May 2012, 15:20 1

2. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

It is an android core function so every android phone has it. But Apple only sue HTC for it to test the water.

posted on 17 May 2012, 15:51 1

4. dcgore (Posts: 231; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)

So does this mean that Steve Jobs was right when saying Android is a rip off of the iphone? The whole going thermonuclear thing?

posted on 18 May 2012, 00:40 1

6. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Wow you are pretty dumb because if you have an iPhone then you would know that the iPhone does jot use this patent. It is a patent for OS9 for Mac not the iPhone. You are a big dumbass

posted on 17 May 2012, 15:57 1

5. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

HTC was guilty of patent infringement about a year ago IIRC, so any new phones would have to have the multitasking feature removed. After all that time, I'm sure that HTC has worked around it so as to avoid litigation. But it won't stop Apple from using the law to prevent this phone from making it in stores on time.

If HTC proves the phones do not violate that patent, then it will be hell to pay for Apple. They can not expect everyone to accept their bullying and attempting to suppress the competition. It's unacceptable by any standard.

posted on 17 May 2012, 15:24 1

3. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I suppose I can wait 5 more days. Bad Apple, bad!

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