Oh noes! The HTC One X for AT&T, as well as the HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint (practically the same phone) have been stopped at customs do to a little bit of a legal conundrum. This past December, the ITC handed down an exclusion order on behalf of Apple. The ruling was scheduled to go into effect on April 19. HTC had this to say on the matter:
“The US availability of the HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE has been delayed due to a standard U.S. Customs review of shipments that is required after an ITC exclusion order. We believe we are in compliance with the ruling and HTC is working closely with Customs to secure approval. The HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE have been received enthusiastically by customers and we appreciate their patience as we work to get these products into their hands as soon as possible.”
Basically, the only way HTC could legally bring new phones to the US market is if they meet certain criteria involving patents…
No telling exactly how soon this will all be cleared up, but the HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint is scheduled to go on sale May 18. In the meantime, if you pre-ordered HTC 2012 flagship phone, just keep calm and let HTCs lawyers work their magic.