Sprint gives free gel case, no new launch date yet of HTC Evo 4G LTE

May 28, 2012
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Who says that nothing good ever comes out of a tragedy? Calling it one might be an exaggeration, but that’s probably how Sprint’s customers felt when they found the launch of the HTC Evo 4G LTE had been pushed back. Now that the debacle is almost behind us, in order to win back the hearts of many disappointed customers over the shipment delay of the HTC Evo 4G LTE, Sprint decided to ship an extra box to those who pre-ordered the phone and have been waiting for it to arrive at their doorsteps since May 18.

Inside the extra box is a gel cover for the HTC Evo 4G LTE. There’s also a note that says ”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 accessory as a small token of our appreciation and thanks.”

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The nice gesture will be appreciated by those who have pre-ordered the HTC Evo 4G LTE online, but those who pre-ordered it through Sprint stores apparently haven’t received confirmation of when they will get the phone, let alone the free gel case. It seems whatever stocks Sprint has of the Evo 4G LTE are reserved for those who pre-ordered the phone online and from Best Buy. We’ve read numerous reports about people being able to pick up their pre-ordered HTC Evo 4G LTE in Best Buy stores.

Now comes the bad news. Sprint hasn’t provided any details of when the HTC Evo 4G LTE will be officially launched for the second time around. And with the long weekend coming, we guess we’d only be hearing more news next week. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy your brand new phone and the complimentary gel case.

What do you think of Sprint’s decision to appease would-be owners of this device? Is it blatant brown-nosing? Is it just good business strategy?  Drop us a comment below!

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