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

May 18, 2012

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?