HTC has sent out a release that while short on words, is long on possibilities. The Taiwan based manufacturer says that some of its handsets which were held up by U.S.Customs thanks to ITC intervention, have been released. Some of the devices are now in the hands of the end-user. Based on what the manufacturer has said, this is going to be a long drawn out process as each unit needs to be reviewed by Customs and will be released after this inspection. HTC couldn't say if the freed devices were the AT&T HTC One X, the HTC EVO 4G LTE headed for a launch via Sprint or a combination of both.
One of the currently banned phones, the HTC EVO 4G LTE
A number of Motorola Mobility handsets will be stopped at the border because of a victory that Microsoft was given in court back in October 2010. The ITC will be intervening like it did with the HTC models. While the ITC did not mention which of Motorola's models will not make it to the U.S., Microsoft has asked for the ban on the following Motorola phones: the Atrix, Backflip, Bravo, Charm, Cliq, Cliq 2, Cliq XT, Defy, Devour, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Droid Pro, Droid X, Droid X2, Flipout, Flipside, Spice and the Xoom tablet be held up at the border.
An active clarification regarding the US Custom's inspection status of HTC products
1.Date of occurrence of the event:2012/05/20
2.Company name:HTC Corporation
3.Relationship to the Company (please enter "head office" or "affiliate company"):Head Office
4.Reciprocal shareholding ratios:N/A
5.Cause of occurrence:Each imported HTC model must be reviewed by Customs and will be released once Customs officials have completed the inspection. Some models have gone through inspection and been released to our carriers customers. We don't have the status of each specific device model at this time, but we are working closely with Customs. We remain confident that this issue will be resolved soon.
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