Apparently owing to a hold-up at US customs, the Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE will be forced to make its debut on May 24, that’s six days after it was scheduled to land stateside. An update on the carrier’s forum also asserts that it will no longer be accepting cancellations from pre-order customers.
The HTC smartphone was initially chalked to live it up on Sprint starting from May 18 onwards until the Apple patent glitch came to the fore. At present, the network operator has only promised to start shipping the device ‘on or around’ May 24 to those who pre-booked it online. Fans who can’t contain their excitement over laying hands on the handset, may head over to sprint.com/myorder and check their pre-order status.
“Customers who pre-ordered HTC Evo 4G LTE…Your wait is almost over! Sprint expects to begin shipping HTC Evo 4G LTE for arrival on or around Thursday, May 24 to customers who pre-ordered the device online from Sprint. We will provide details on the full national launch as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone who has been patient while waiting for their HTC Evo 4G LTE.We will continue to update this post as additional details are available,” says the Sprint Community blog.
For those wondering what the hoopla is all about, the Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE sports a generous, 4.7-inch HD touchscreen and an 8MP main camera. It uses a 2000mAh battery and brings on board 1GB RAM, support for microSDHC cards, 16GB ROM as well as a 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon processor. Featuring Beats Audio technology, the phone runs on Android 4.0 layered with the inevitable HTC Sense interface.
Unless Sprint plans to surprise customers with some form of consolation for having to wait until May 24 for the HTC Evo 4G LTE, we’re expecting to see a lot of peeved faces.