Sprint ended up in the crossfire of an Apple versus HTC patent war, which resulted in the delay of its highly anticipated HTC EVO 4G LTE’s release date. Things eventually cleared up and the Now Network was able to ship devices to customers who had pre-ordered. Sprint also did a bit of damage control to try and make up for the inconvenience by offering free covers for the EVO 4G LTE. Now, here we are several days removed from this fiasco but anxious customers are still feeling the burn, as the HTC EVO 4G LTE ‘s stock remains extremely low and Sprint waits to receive its full inventory. Aware of the impact on its customers, Sprint has taken to its community forums and provided a status update on this sensitive situation.
While Sprint customers who pre-ordered their HTC EVO 4G LTE received their device last week, Sprint continues to wait for our full inventory from HTC.
We recently learned that HTC devices have been released by U.S. Customs. We expect shipments of HTC EVO 4G LTE to enter the U.S. in the next few days. An exact availability date for HTC EVO 4G LTE will be communicated as soon as possible.
We’ll continue updating this post as we have new information to share.
Thank you everybody for your interest and continued patience.
Though this message may not give a specific date, it does suggest that new shipments of the HTC EVO 4G LTE are in route. Hopefully this will result in Sprint stores having the elusive device in stock before the month’s end, but considering the laundry list of holdups attached to this device’s release history, we’ll believe it when we see it.