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HTC: Customs’ reviews done for some phones, now on their way to US carriers

May 21, 2012

For many, waiting is the most boring thing to do, and it’s even worse when you don’t even know how long you have to wait for.

Though there’s no official confirmation yet from Sprint, your wait for the HTC EVO 4G LTE might end sooner rather than later. Responding to the US import ban on the company’s two flagship phones, the HTC EVO 4G LTE and HTC One X, HTC was apparently able to speed up the customs’ review process. Note that initially we were told that the review could take up to three weeks.

In a written statement that the company has filed to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, HTC revealed the good news. “Some of our products have passed the review and have been delivered to our telecoms operators’ clients in the US.”

Despite the vagueness of the statement, since it didn’t mention the specific model(s) of the phones that the US customs have finished reviewing, the news will be welcomed by the carriers that are banking on HTC’s latest phones. This brings relief to HTC as well, since a longer delay of its flagship phones could spell trouble for the company’s financial standing.

As for weary potential owners of the EVO 4G LTE, looks like there’s still some good chance that you’ll have your phone before Memorial Day. While Sprint’s support page on the whole import ban debacle hasn’t been updated yet, hopefully we’ll hear more encouraging developments as the day progresses. We’ll keep you posted!