Best Buy Claims HTC EVO 4G LTE Pre-Orders Ship Beginning May 23

Apparently, only pre-orders will be shipped next week

By on May 18th, 2012 00:01 GMT

Since HTC and Sprint announced the launch of the EVO 4G LTE has been delayed indefinitely, there's been a lot rumors and speculations on what's going to happen with those who already pre-ordered their devices.

The bad news is that customers won't be able to cancel their HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders until they refuse the delivery or call Sprint for a return authorization kit.

Although the smartphone was slated for a May 18 release at Sprint, all HTC EVO 4G LTE shipments are now stuck at US Customs due to an exclusion order issued by ITC against this smartphone.

Moreover, ITC issued the same exclusion order for HTC One X as well, so it's only a matter of time until US stocks are depleted.

Even though HTC officially stated it is working closely with US Customs to secure approval of its shipments, there's no telling how much time it is going to take the Taiwanese company to settle these issues.

However, there is some good news also. The folks over at AndroidCentral have been tipped on the possibility of HTC EVO 4G LTE being released by Best Buy on May 23.

Apparently, the retailer is informing its customers who pre-ordered the HTC EVO 4G LTE via email that the smartphone's release date has been changed to May 23.

This is only a 5-day delay for the launch of the HTC EVO 4G LTE, which is decent enough for such a highly hyped handset.

For the time being, we have no information that might indicate Best Buy will be able to fulfill all HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders, but there's a slight chance that other retailers might receive their stock around the same time frame. Check out the email sent by Best Buy to its customers and stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

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