Bummer, Best Buy has indefinitely delayed shipments of HTC EVO 4G LTE

May 18, 2012
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Potential owners of HTC EVO 4G LTE were supposed to be playing with their new device today, but due to the legal tussle between HTC and Apple, that dream is temporary shelved.

It’s been an even bigger disappointment for Best Buy customers who have pre-ordered the phone. When word went out that shipments of  the HTC EVO 4G LTE have been held up in Customs, thus delaying the phone’s availability in the US, customers received confirmation emails from Best Buy that the phone would still be delivered on May 23. It looks like that’s not going to be the case now.

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we have to tell you that Best Buy is now busy sending out clarification emails to tell customers that the shipment of the HTC EVO 4G LTE has been delayed for an unspecified amount of time.  This means that their knowledge of when HTC will settle the dispute is as good as your guessing.

While Sprint has updated its website to reflect the sales delay of HTC EVO 4G LTE in their stores, they are also in the dark about the specific availability of the phone. However, they did mention that HTC is still “working closely with Customs to secure approval”.

Sprint said that those who pre-ordered the HTC EVO 4G LTE will be prioritized to get the phone once HTC has received green light from Customs. If the waiting gets too long, Sprint allows customers to cancel their pre-orders of the phone and refunds will be handed out. We suggest you wait a couple of days before making that decision, though.

How upset are you about the shipment delay of HTC EVO 4G LTE? Will you be moving on to another phone if things aren’t settled soon? If so, which phone do you have your eyes set on?

Comments

  • Jay Cole

    Damn Apple!

  • Paul

    If Apple were hoping that everyone who can’t have an EVO 4G LTE must have an IPhone 4s, how mistaken they were and that will seriously backfire on them.

  • Jaranjames

    Oh well waited this long for it, might as well weather the storm. It also allows time for me to see if and when there will be a GS3 release in the US. My whole weekend is ruined i was gomna lock myself in my bathroom and play with my phone all weekend Lol….

  • Shkinamaflop82

    This in no way will make me go for an Apple phone. I had actually thought about going to an Iphone this go round but decided against it. I’m really glad I did and now the thought of EVER buying ANYTHING made by Apple is completely out the window. If anything this might turn me to the Galaxy S3 if it gets released before the Evo LTE gets cleared from customs.

  • Something Witty

    I’m pretty fed up with this delay. I have been stuck with a Samsung Intercept for the last 2 years. I have been waiting for this phone, and pre-ordered it on day one. I have never owned a apple product and this crap makes sure I never will.

  • Ishoot68

    It’s a disappointment for sure, but the phone being held up is not life altering for me. I’ll wait… I’ve waited this long and a little more time (or maybe longer) won’t kill me. Just hope they work it out sooner than later.

  • alex

    fuck apple fuck apple fuck apple im pissed ass fuck i just smashed all my apple products lol. when the iphone 5 comes out ima call customs and say i saw some workers stick cocaine in those ships

  • Brian

    fuck this bullshit apple and suck a big one im stuck with my evo 4g that doesnt charge and slowly dying on me. I was so hoping to have this phone all apple wants to do is control the world. I know when headquarters hits that button to turn all apple products into mind control devices i wont have android can all take a bit of a half eaten apple