HTC devices officially pass customs


Good news is inbound for you HTC fans. The devices that were held up at US Customs, including the HTC EVO 4G LTE and the HTC One X, have cleared the regulatory body. The devices were being stopped for inspection to look for a US patent owned by Apple. The patent covered a method clicking hyperlinks in a web browser.

While we’re sure HTC would have preferred to avoid this hurdle, we were reassured that the devices were already being updated with new firmware that would free them of the infringement US Customs was looking for.

Most customers haven’t been affected by this, with the only major setback being a five day delay for those who were waiting on the HTC EVO 4G LTE. In other words, it’s back to business as usual for HTC and those looking to buy their latest products here in the United States.

1.Date of occurrence of the event:2012/05/30

2.Company name:HTC Corporation
3.Relationship to the Company (please enter ”head office” or ”affiliate company”):Head Office
4.Reciprocal shareholding ratios:N/A
5.Cause of occurrence:HTC has completed the review process with US Customs and HTC devices have been released, as they are in compliance with the ITC’s ruling. Future shipments should continue to enter the US and we are confident that we will soon be able to meet the demand for our products.
7.Any other matters that need to be specified:N/A
Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. So many companies trying to stop Android/Samsung/HTC/Google/Motorola, and they all fail. I just can’t wait until they finally stop trying.

  2. So the big question is when will these devices be sold in stores now?

  3. Quietly brilliant; the phone(s) the “competition” didn’t want you to have!

  4. It’s a little more than 5 days. The original launch date was May 18. No new launch date has been announced, but even if it’s this Friday, that’s still 14 real days/9 business days.

  5. If only this meant the One S was coming to Verizon.

  6. To me Apple Fail big time…. All what Apple want is, to sell it IPhone 5 before the HTC One get into the USA, it`s to late now.

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