Can’t say for sure why Apple was trying to convince ITC of HTC’s violating its patents but AT&T and Sprint’s variants of the One X were banned and held up by US customs officials. As a result, the HTC Evo 4G LTE, which was to be launched on May 18, was delayed for an indefinite time. Later it was leaked Best Buy would sell the phone on May 23, but there was no official statement whether the handsets were cleared from the government’s custody or not. Last night we learned both handsets are entering the US borders. In this regard, future shipments will not be delayed by any reason, and the company will soon meet the demand in the US.
As you remember, Apple used to claim HTC uses the same menu settings as it does. Before ITC had made its decision, we learned HTC’s aforementioned smartphones come with another menu, thus, there was no patent infringement. Though we knew this, the fact T-Mobile’s online ordered handsets didn’t reach their owners in time made us think there is something we are not aware of, and maybe the Taiwanese company has really violated Apple’s patents.
Afterward, select HTC Evo 4G LTE devices were delivered to final consumers. Moreover, these handsets were said to come with Simultaneous Voice and Data out of box. At the moment, the pre-ordered devices are being sent to the consumers.