Yesterday, news surfaced that HTC’s newest devices, the EVO 4G LTE and the HTC One X for AT&T, have hit a bit of a road bump on their way to the United States. US Customs and Border Protection delayed the shipment of the devices due to inspection to make sure they don’t infringe on Apple patent #5,946,647, a patent dealing with clickable links inside of a browser.
Yep, that’s the punchline. While HTC chose not to get into specifics about the status of each of those phones, Sprint took some time to address their customers about the EVO LTE. Unfortunately, all they’re keen on doing right now is confirming the delay.
How long the delay will last depends on how long Customs’ inspection takes, and Sprint aren’t prepared to make any estimations right now. The least they’re doing is allowing pre-orderers to cancel their orders. You can find more information on how to do that at the source link. [Sprint, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]