Free At Last, Free At Last, Thank God Almighty, The HTC EVO 4G LTE Is Free At Last!
It appears the HTC EVO 4G LTE has been freed from the callous clutches of U.S. Customs after clearing its International Trade Commission review. In case you didn’t know, the HTC EVO 4G LTE was held up at Customs due to allegations over patent infringement stemming from a ruling Apple won against HTC back in December. While nothing more than an inconvenience, the hold up has sparked outrage from some customers and even sparked some harsh words from Android community members. Thankfully, the wait is almost over — according to Sprint — and those who pre-ordered the HTC EVO 4G LTE can expect them to ship around Thursday, May 24.
I didn’t expect the hold up to last too long as the patent in question was addressed back in December, and sure enough, it didn’t. HTC clearly addressed the issue as both the EVO 4G LTE and One X handle tapping on a linked phone number differently now and go straight to the dialer versus offering menu options (which was the cause of the infringement).
Nothing has been revealed in regards to the nationwide launch of the EVO 4G LTE, but when we hear more we’ll let you know. So start getting excited again, and remember, no one likes to play with a sour Apple.