May 21 AT 7:07 PM Nick Gray 17 Comments

Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE clears U.S. Customs – pre-order deliveries to start on May 24th


The delayed launch of the HTC EVO 4G LTE has officially come to an end. Sprint has just released a statement indicating that pre-order customers will receive their HTC EVO 4G LTE “on or around” May 24th — just one day after the May 23rd launch date claimed by Best Buy. This is certainly good news for those who have pre-ordered the phone, but we’d like to point out that the date only applies to those who pre-ordered the phone directly from Sprint’s website. Those who snatched up discounted pre-order deals from Amazon or Best Buy will most likely have to wait a few extra days before their handset is delivered.

Neither HTC nor Sprint have indicated when the handset will be available in retail stores, but we assume HTC EVO 4G LTE handsets shouldn’t have any issues making it through U.S. Customs going forward.

How many of you are excited to get your greasy fingers on your pre-ordered HTC EVO 4G LTE?

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Source: Engadget

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • R.S

    I don’t plan to buy one (especially since it’s on Sprint) but it’s good that it’s cleared Customs. It was BS that it was held back but at least it wasn’t for very long.

  • jcsoccer

    About time!

  • redraider133

    Good to see that it cleared customs and now won’t hold up and potentially take away some sales while it was stuck at customs.

  • uknowme

    Nice, I’m still debating on this phone. I don’t have my upgrade until next year. It’s very tempting though.

  • mipd1980

    I preordered one for my wife through best buy because they are offering two 50 dollar gift-cards one for upgrading thru them and one for activating an Evo LTE with them….Not bad. I can wait a few days more.

  • DrkDysOfDre

    Did not preoder but ive been waiting on this for a while… so ill hopefully pick it up june…

  • thel0nerang3r

    Anyone gotten their package tracking number yet?

    • ciema17

      im wanting to find out the same thing cuz if Sprint is planning on keeping their promise and deliver phones to customers on time they better get on it, But then Sprint is slacking lately with sending e-mails to customers…

    • Inverse137

      Yes, I received my package tracking number from sprint this AM.

  • squiddy20

    Saw a dummy model at my local Best Buy, and I gotta say, I wasn’t that impressed. Giant rectangular slab of black and red, with the top portion on the back being a fingerprint magnet. Granted, slapping a case on the thing will alleviate most of my perceived cosmetic issues, but I still believe the Galaxy Nexus looks better. Not saying looks are everything or that the Evo LTE is crap, but I’m not really that “wowed” by it. Add in the fact that multitasking is all but gone thanks to HTC’s implementation of Sense 4 (from what I hear, you can’t stream Pandora while messing around in say, Maps), and that’s a deal breaker for me. Galaxy Nexus, here I come.

    • Inverse137

      Uhh, I don’t even know what to say to your review of a piece of plastic….

    • Inverse137

      The more I read your “review” the more annoyed I get.

      Do you just like to hear your own voice?

      You are reviewing a model? A non-working prop? You speculate on multi-tasking?

      Dude, seriously?

      • squiddy20

        “Dude, seriously” chill the f*ck out. Yeah, I “reviewed” a “piece of plastic”, a “model” as you describe it. But you know what? It’s my damn opinion what I think of it. Not yours. Models of things look (and usually feel) exactly like the original, so if I don’t like the look and feel of a model, a non-working exact replica of the original, then I probably won’t like the original. I’m not saying I won’t like it when it’s eventually released, but for now, I’m leaning towards the Galaxy Nexus. That’s my honest opinion. Take it or leave it, but don’t you dare put down my opinion as if it’s stupid or moronic, because then you’re no better than Richard Yarrell who actually does call people “broke”, “bums”, or “fools” just because their opinions differ from his.

        “The more I read your “review” the more annoyed I get.” …Then don’t read it. I’m not forcing you, or anyone else for that matter, to read my comments, you’re doing that to yourself. smh

        And no, I’m not really “speculating” as it’s been shown with the One X that HTC has indeed tweaked the RAM management so that “less important” apps get killed off more easily in favor of keeping Sense always running. See here: or here: or even here:

  • leigh stevenson

    The whole situation has been quite annoying and I have yet to get an email from Sprint or a tracking number.They should have been more forthcoming.I heard about the situation by scoping tech sites last week and when I called Sprint they claimed I would have it by 5/18.Nice to be lied to….

    • Steve

      You should be getting that number soon if you haven’t already. I just got mine about 15 ago.

      • ciema17

        I hope so… But then I didn’t get any emails from sprint ever since I preordered the phone…

  • martin

    I got nine right now in my hand lol