May 21st, 2012

After a brief hold-up at US Customs, Sprint has officially announced that the HTC EVO 4G LTE will be on its way to customers and are scheduled to ship or arrive on May 24th. That’s not the Mat 23rd rumor that’s been going around, but one day never hurt anyone.

If you don’t remember, some HTC devices were held up at customs for inspection. The devices were being checked for implementation of an Apple patent, but HTC was a step ahead of the game as they’d altered the firmware to remove the infringing code.

We’re not sure of Apple’s motive to enforce these inspections, but we have a pretty good idea and it looks like they won’t be putting a dent into HTC’s plans. As for you EVO 4G LTE pre-sale customers, you’ll have your device before the weekend is over. Go ahead and pour yourself that glass of scotch and wine to celebrate. [Sprint, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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