After being caught in a legal dispute, the HTC EVO 4G LTE will now be expected to arrive as early as this week. This high-end model will be Sprint’s new flagship Android smartphone.
Sprint has started shipping pre-ordered devices to customers with an expected delivery arrival of Thursday, May 24. A full nation-wide launch will soon be followed.
Why the Delay?
Back in December, the International Trade Commission found that some HTC devices infringed on a patent held by Apple. The patent that was in question was the ability to create hyperlinks based on phone numbers or addresses embedded in emails that directs users to the appropriate app. The ITC then issued an order to U.S. Customs blocking the import of HTC models.
The status of the AT&T HTC One X is still up in the air, but it is likely that its availability will be announced shortly. This smartphone debuted several weeks ago, but has been out of stock as units were held up by U.S. Customs.
More About the HTC Evo 4G LTE
This smartphone is going to sport a 4.7-inch display, and will be powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor. It will run Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC’s Sense 4 UI. Other features are going to include Global Beats Audio, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Source: Android Police