The HTC One X for AT&T and the upcoming HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint — which should hit the shelves this Friday, May 18 — appear to be delayed by U.S. Customs, according to an official statement released by the Taiwanese manufacturer. The reason behind the delay, according to the wording, is “standard U.S. Customs review of shipments that is required after an ITC exclusion order“.

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“.

The U.S. International Trade Commission sided with Apple on December 19, 2011, when it imposed a formal import ban for HTC devices starting April 19, 2012. Only those HTC devices are affected which run Android and which relate to one of the two claims of a “data tapping patent” (where the phone automatically recognizes and converts phone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses to tappable, actionable links). HTC might further appeal the case and thus try to stay the ban but for the moment the U.S. Customs is making sure the issued order is executed.

Source: Engadget

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