Yesterday, Best Buy sent out emails to people who pre-ordered the HTC Evo 4G LTE to let them know that their device would be shipped on May 23 instead of the 18. As you probably know by now, the launch of the Evo 4G LTE has been delayed due to the device being held at US Customs. They’re being held by US Customs due to ITC ruling on the Apple patent lawsuit that Apple won back in December.
After giving customers hope that the device would be available on May 23, it looks like Best Buy spoke a little too soon. They’ve now sent out more emails to pre-order customers letting them know that the device has been indefinitely delayed. The email states the following:
You recently received an e-mail that provided an incorrect release date for your pre-order item below. We’re sorry for this mix-up.
The release date has changed, but we do not know the new release date yet.
Sprint has not yet announced the new release date, but we’ll let you know as soon as we know it.
Being the opimistic person that I am, I still think May 23 will be the date. What I think happened is that Best Buy got word from Sprint/HTC, got excited and let everyone know. Unfortunately, Sprint/HTC wanted to be the first ones to deliver the good news to all.
I guess we’ll find out in the next few days. Hopefully this matter gets resolved quickly and customers on Sprint can start enjoying their HTC EVO 4G LTE phones!