HTC Evo 4G LTE, the Taiwanese device manufacturer's latest Android smartphone, has obtained approval from the United States customs and is ready to be offered to customers who have been waiting for it. HTC has faced dropping profits and market share in the previous quarters because it has been struggling to compete with the devices offered by Samsung and Apple.
Hoping to regain the good performance it attained last spring, it is currently introducing its Evo 4G LTE and One X handsets. As the phones have been establishing some strength with pre-orders, HTC encountered a problem with a patent battle versus Apple. HTC's Evo 4G LTE was supposed to go on sale by May 18th.
However, because of the order given by the ITC or International Trade Commission last December which became effective last 19th of April, the devices were stalled even before they reached the United States’ shores.
According to the Dow Jones report, HTC recently announced that it had made changes on its latest handset's design in order to prevent the technology in question that Apple claimed to be a violation of its patent.
Sprint has also made an update on a blog post for its subscribers who made early orders for the Evo 4G LTE. The post informed the customers that their wait is over as the carrier is already expecting the shipping of HTC's recent handset for its arrival around the 24th of May to online preorders.
On the 16th of May, the blog posted HTC's statement saying that they know they are complying with the decision and they are working to obtain approval from customs. A couple of days after, Best Buy called customers who made preorders and said that it will not be arriving on time. HTC did not give any response to the request to give the current status of the delayed phones.