EVO 4G and One X

In a statement to the Taiwan Stock Exchange yesterday, HTC stated that "Some of our products have passed the review and have been delivered to our telecoms operators’ clients in the US".  Referring to the import ban set in play by the ITC after an unsuccessful legal battle with Apple, the HTC One X and upcoming HTC EVO 4G LTE were barred from entering the country. 

The statement made to the TWSE is certainly vague, and we not sure exactly how to interpret "some". I've shot off an email to HTC for clarification, and I imagine everyone else has as well, so we'll probably see a statement of some sort soon. In the meantime, some of you can rest easy knowing that some of your phones are on the way to the shelves.

Update: We got a weekend update directly from HTC, which reads thusly:

"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 carrier 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."

Source: Taipei Times; via icebike

There are 54 comments

Hopefully mañana we get some good news about a new launch date...

lastdetailwd says:

I have a feeling we'll have a much better idea of when we'll be seeing these come tomorrow morning. I just pre-ordered mine through a local sprint store and to my surprise, there were only 3 people ahead of me!

DrDre24 says:

One day this week would be great!

cert15z says:

I feel like a kid waiting for his birthday present.

bohiti says:

With no idea when his birthday is. Sad! :)

svargas05 says:

The article clearly points out the One X and the Evo 4G LTE.

I'm pretty sure, and hoping badly, that they're referring to our lovely Sprint devices here...

*crosses fingers*

smotrs says:

Actually, the article doesn't clearly point out the One or the EVO. It says, "Some of our products have passed the review and have been delivered to our telecoms operators’ clients in the US". That could be either the One or the EVO.

In any case, whichever it happens to be, it bodes well for both.

smotrs says:

Also worth mentioning is the following quote from another article,

"The US customs’ review went faster than a possible three-week examination estimated by Jeff Pu (蒲得宇), who tracks the handset industry for Fubon Securities (富邦證券), and that means the ban could have less impact on HTC’s revenue this quarter."

So the fact that some have made it through is very good news indeed.

“The company is closely working with the US customs to speed up the review,” HTC said in the statement. “The company is confident that the problem will be resolved soon.”

From the article itself.

Lets hope for it!

G4 Man says:

If by some products they mean only one of the phones has passed, i hope the One X passed

"Some" would indicate more than one. HATER.

G4 Man says:

doesn't mean some of both, idiot

spokenwordd says:

True G4 but it does mean more than one as was stated....

G4 Man says:

Unless they weren't referring to both models but to the supplies of those two models or the supplies of one of the models, if they were referring to which model then it would have been either one or both (not some). But now i'm sure that both models are making it past customs slowly after being checked.

NateBoii says:

if the phone with the red stripe through it is the new evo, man it looks sweet. can only imagine how that big beautiful screen will look up close in person whoa!

Where have you been man?

NateBoii says:

one x is ugly to me js, its evo or sgs3 screw a one x!

Says someone on Sprint who doesn't have a choice

Tone78 says:

I hope the HTC One X did get through. I will be purchasing one and passing my iPhone 4 to a family member. With my "New iPad" and my HTC phone I shall be good for the next two years, the best of both worlds.

Loving it!

chubb says:

I believe the one x has passed at least. In the last few hours I've seen six at&t one x commercials. Can't remember seeing any in the last few days.

jmartinbsu says:

Commercial spots are purchased weeks (sometimes longer) ahead of time. The spots just ran as normal since they want you to keep the 1x in mind. I don't think it has anything to do with this info nugget.

Some doesn't necessarily mean multiple models. Being so vague they could just mean multiple units of 1 model.

Lastly, just a personal rant.... FU Apple. FU and the horse you road in on.

I belive what you are trying to say is; Apple, F you, F your mother, and F the Fing horse you rode in on.

Mrshades says:

I haven't seen one EVO 4G LTE commercial at all! All you saw 2 years ago were EVO 4G spots. Everywhere!

johnshaft says:

That maybe due to the fact that Sprint version has not officially made it to stores. We'll see this week.

ItsaRaid says:

I called AT&T a couple minutes ago. They claimed both colors are out of inventory. They knew nothing of the so called embargo, I got transferred to a so called escalations person from Enterprise Support. Knew nothing, pure Hybrid Stupidity is all you can find. I think its despicable and shameful on their part.
I have a better question for all of you and the Author of this article;
Jerry How does the OneX compare to the New Samsung GS-3? Displays, Performance, battery life, and most of all what kind of support can a customer get from them. I hope its better than Motorola's Tech support ( they know more about Bannana Trees in Manila than about their phones)
Which of the 2 is more stable, less pro lens with wifi ect. Have great respect for your reviews, articles and opinions.
thank you in advance.. The Clock is ticking!

Va1ha11a says:

I don't think Jerry has the GS3. (Correct me if I'm wrong) The GS3 hasn't even been demoed stateside, and there are no confirmed carriers yet. That said, here are the spec comparisons (note: does not mean real life will be the same)
Battery: GS3 has bigger battery+ is removable. However, we don't know how much battery touchwiz uses compared to sense.
Support: Depends on carrier.
Performance: Unknown. We do not know 1. whether the GS3's processor is compatible with LTE, 2. What processer they will use if it isn't, and 3. how hungry Samsung apps (S voice, Touchwiz) are in terms of memory.
Stability: Unknown
Less pro lens with wifi?: What does this mean?

jsayedahmad says:

Enough of the news! I just want my damn EVO!

hmmm says:

I wish they didn't have to come up with a launch day and would just sell them as soon as they arrive at the stores. I don't need the theatrics of a launch event if it means they have to delay the release any further.

spectre13 says:

Evo 4lte come to daddy....oh yeah almost forgot APPLE U SUCK. Can't stop the android Juggernaut

iknownothing says:

I hope this isn't just a conciliatory statement for investors and by "some phones" they don't simply mean the same one s's for T mobile. I'm sort of a hopeless pessimist.

spectre13 says:

Hopefully we will learn more about this some time tomorrow

raju130000 says:

Does anyone know if HTC sends inventory directly Wirefly? If so I hope, Wirefly's inventory has also passed customs. BTW I hope Google holds up their patent suit until Apple is about to release iPhone 5, so they also get delayed!

Awake says:

The statement from the HTC official is specific, the official mentioned that "Some of our products have passed the review and have been delivered to our telecoms operators’ clients in the US". That could very well mean that BB, RS, Amazon and Wirefly did not receive the product. Sprint and At&t are the "Telecoms". I could be wrong, for the sake of the folks who ordered from Amazon, Wirefly and the other retailers, I hope that isn't what that statement means.

Glenn says:

Looking over other news reports coming out of Taiwan, I'm sure HTC used the words "some of our products" in their statement instead of "both of our products" or "one of our products" is because they are referring to all of their current/upcoming phones that will be imported to the US.

According to this news article (and a few others) (http://mag.udn.com/mag/digital/storypage.jsp?f_MAIN_ID=323&f_SUB_ID=4280...), another one of HTC's phones is rumored to be held up in customs and causing delays.

"Rumor has once again spread that an HTC phone has been held by U.S. Customs for inspection. The supply of the HTC Amaze 4G, which HTC is providing for U.S. carrier T-Mobile, is rumored to be held by customs inspection and temporarily unavailable for sale, marks the third cell phone that needs to be inspected by customs this month.

Market predictions are that the HTC Droid Incredible 4G, due out at the end of May for Verizon, will likely also come under inspection by customs and be unavailable for sale."

iknownothing says:

Here is an update with a few more details and it sounds positive.


spectre13 says:

Man sprint customers have to wait til the 25th ah well waited this long what's a few more days I guess

The update almost makes it sound like customs agents will be opening and handling each and every device? So much for brand new. If there are any nicks or scratches I guess we know where they came from. Hopefully they just pick a few at random or something. I cannot imagine they would need to examine each and every device.

pteezay says:

I'm with you. Do they seriously have to open each and every individual phone to test it? That seems like a waste of tax payers money. Customs needs to be focused on larger tasks at hand.

themuffinman says:

I took it as each model type and not each individual unit.

inuchan says:

I hope you are right. I don't understand why they would need to look at each phone since they are all the same.

crxssi says:

Really. I mean, how many "models" are there? Two? Four? And how long does it take to test each? 5 minutes? 10 minutes? I don't understand how this needs to be a multiple day affair, much less weeks.

bumpandrun says:

This is ridiculous, why doesn't the ITC hold up iphones and check them against patents owned by Google, Samsung, HTC, etc? There needs to be an investigation into the bank accounts of ITC execs. Someone is getting a fat check from a bunch of fruits!

kmarx says:

I agree, and Ipads and everything Apple makes..

dtreo says:

At least they said each "model" and not each "unit." That would be bad.

judasmachine says:

Everyday they are delayed people are walking into Sprint stores unsure of what to get and are grabbing iPhones. This is what Apple wanted, as I'm sure they couldn't get HTC blocked for life. This delay serves Apple fairly well.

But for people like us (AC regulars) it just makes us wait longer. But Apple knows they've lost us altogether.

jeff275 says:

They're working so closely with customs that they have no idea which models have passed?

dbhart5 says:

Right?! My point exactly. Sounds so bogus, like they are pretending to have a handle on it. If US Customs is like other government agencies, moving at thier own pace, we'll be lucky to get our phones in the next 30 days.

dakidd says:

You couldnt give.me a iphone for free...i was in the sprint store friday getting phones for my corp acct. And I over heard a guy lost his iphone and they told him he had to pay full price for it...sprints insurance only cover damage. Shhhhhhhhiiiiitttttt they said the phone was 799 he almost cried...

dbhart5 says:

Huh? "Some models have gone through inspection and been released to our carrier customers. We don't have the status of each specific device model at this time, but we are working closely with Customs."

Well if HTC doesn't know which models have clearned, exactly how CLOSELY are they working with US Customs? I mean, what else is there for them to find out? LOL.

It's all so kwazy.

In the meantime and inbetween time, Sprint needs to fast track getting their LTE network up and running sooner than later.

BruhMan says:

Meaning .... "As soon as we finish writing a few more checks to some of these corrupt Customs Agents, we'll be right there."

kmarx says:

What is Apple's problem now. I realize that they have no original ideas, and had legal issues with visual voicemail so they have to keep crying about everything. I wish Android and PC sales would skyrocket to see Apple slowly become not so important.

Its an issue resolved like a year ago having to having to do with what happens when you click on a phone number in a message.

As mac sales ARE irrelevant ... they have a single digit market share and the iOS market share is dropping is slipping with every quarter ... thats why CRAPPLE is so scared.

amen! Its kind of funny i used to be Crapple fanboy then i held a friends droid x and scharted, realizing what i didnt have! and have since recruited many android followers :)

Glenn says:

InsideSprintNow has confirmed that all of the new Evos have cleared customs. They were checking one phone per shipment, which is why HTC was saying "some of our products" instead of naming them by model.