Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 29 May 2012 7:11 pm
HTC has spoken out about the recent US Customs debacle, and provided the following statement.
HTC has completed the review process with US Customs and HTC devices have been released, as they are in compliance with the ITC’s ruling. Future shipments should continue to enter the US and we are confident that we will soon be able to meet the demand for our products.
Still no official word on how...
If you're on the fence about buying the official car dock for the Sprint EVO 4G LTE, you've got to check out this excellent unboxing and hands-on from Alex800 in our EVO 4G LTE forums. Take note, aspiring Android Central writers. This is how it's done. Hit the link below for the full thread.
More: Sprint EVO 4G LTE car dock
So there's this:
HTC and Sprint want to thank you for your patience as we know you have been anticipating the arrival of your new HTC EVO 4G LTE. Please accept this phone accessory as a small token of our appreciation and thanks.
We're not ones to turn down a free case. But how about you guys?
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 24 May 2012 10:24 pm
Now that some pre-orders are getting filled and the EVO 4G LTE is in the hands of Android fans, it was just a matter of time before it got rooted. It's a pretty simple affair, using the same exploit as the Transformer Prime after the Ice Cream Sandwich update. It's pretty simple -- install drivers if needed, then run a small script. The end result is a rooted EVO, which makes us all warm and...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 24 May 2012 6:26 pm
We heard that Best Buy was going to be handing out pre-orders of the HTC EVO 4G LTE today, and it's been whispered that Sprint would start delivering their own pre-orders today, and it looks like both happened as planned. There's EVOs-a-popping in the forums, and everyone seems pretty well pleased with the new gear from HTC and Sprint. There's a lot there to love, with that screen and the all...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 23 May 2012 8:40 pm
We just got a tip from one of those ninja types, and we now know that the rumors of truckloads of EVO 4G LTE's en-route to Best Buy are true, and they will be used to fill all the pre-orders. According to the leaked memo above, folks who pre-ordered can start getting their phones as soon as they arrive at stores, which may be as early as tomorrow (May 24). What's interesting is that this...
Posted by Chris Umiastowski on 22 May 2012 11:11 am
Last week the AT&T HTC One X and Sprint EVO 4G LTE were delayed at U.S. customs following an International Trade Commission exclusion order and subsequent review that Apple won against the Taiwanese company, banning them due to infringement on a specific aspect of an Apple patent wherein linked phone numbers would open an options menu. HTC in December said it already had a workaround, and...
Our long national nightmare is over, ladies and gentlemen. The HTC EVO 4G LTE has cleared its International Trade Commission review at customs, which caused the phone to miss its launch date last Friday, and is headed to Sprint stores nationwide.
The delay stemmed from the ITC inspecting the phones to ensure that they don't infringe on a patent owned by Apple specifically, one that opens up a...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 21 May 2012 7:46 am
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...
The Sprint EVO 4G LTE missed today's in-store launch, and pre-orders aren't shipping, thanks to a pesky International Trade Commission review. Bollocks.
While you're waiting, here are some more EVO 4G LTE forum threads you should be sure to check out:
Lack of Information
I'm so bored that ...
What case are you going to wrap around your Evo 4gLTE?
Does multitasking work correctly...
Can't say we're overly surprised to see this one, but it doesn't make it any less disappointing. Best Buy early today sent another e-mail to customers who preordered the HTC EVO 4G LTE, saying that, whoopsie, it doesn't actually know when the Customs hold will lift and the EVO will be allowed to ship. This comes less than a day after Best Buy got hopes up by saying May 23 was the new target...
Our inbox and our EVO 4G LTE forums have just lit up with some potentially good news -- Best Buy is letting pre-order customers know that they're expecting a May 23 release date of the phone that's currently hung up in Customs. We just checked back in with HTC, and it's got nothing new on its end, but at this point any movement is welcomed.
The EVO was supposed to be released at 8 a.m. Friday,...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 16 May 2012 4:39 pm
The confusion over the Sense 4 multitasking methods is about to come to an end, albeit in a way that many of you aren't going to like. While we were pretty confident that our investigation into the matter gave us the answers, we reached out to HTC about the issue, and it has responded with the following.
"HTC is aware of some questions in the enthusiast community about how the HTC One X...
Sprint's community forums this morning have acknowledged that the EVO 4G LTE has been delayed, stuck in customs. It hasn't gone out and said that it won't be available for Friday morning's launch, but pre-ordered phones are "on hold," writes dshoem01. Pre-ordered phones should still arrive first. Here's the full statement:
HTC EVO 4G LTE availability
The U.S. availability of the HTC EVO...
Update at 11:17 a.m. EDT: Just heard back from Sprint again, and it's still referring any questions to HTC.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE won't be available Friday, its scheduled launch day, the WSJ reported this morning, following up on Tuesday night's bombshell that the AT&T HTC One X and Sprint's new EVO were being held at customs as part of a review by the International Trade Commission over issues...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 15 May 2012 8:57 pm
HTC this evening has confirmed in a statement to Android Central (and everybody else, we imagine) that importation of the HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE handsets have been delayed at the U.S. border because of a customs review. As first reported by The Verge, this likely stems from the ITC exclusion order Apple was granted last December over hyperlinks in the messaging app and browser.
I knew this was going to happen. From midmofan in the EVO 4G LTE forums - Phil
... got to do with it?
What's root but a second hand emoticon?
What's root got to do, got to do with it?
Who needs an I-phone
When it can't be jail-broken?
It may seem to you
That I'm acting confused like a newbie
When the release date is close to me.
If I tend to look dazed
I've read it someplace on the forum...
Sprint today announced that stores in a number of states will open at 8 a.m. local time for Friday's launch of the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Some stores will have special demonstrations set up. They include:
Plano, Texas: 1913 Preston Road, Suite 100.
Atlanta: 3400 Around Lenox Road, Atlanta, Ga., 30326, in the Around Lenox shopping center
Miami: 12540 SW 120th Street
Boston: 422 Boylston...
If you were wondering about the EVO 4G LTE bootloader, or were a bit worried after learning that AT&T's decided to go back to its not-so-friendly ways, we're happy to tell you that, yes, you can easily unlock the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE bootloader. All you need is the Android SDK, the instructions from HTCDev, and a few minutes to spare.
For you folks new to Android, why would you want to...
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