Evo 4G LTE | HTC
In a bold move reportedly instigated by new CEO Marissa Mayer, aging web giant Yahoo plans to outfit every one of its US employees with a new iOS, Android, or Windows Phone 8 device.
As with AT&T's One X before it, HTC is pushing out an update for the Sprint Evo 4G LTE that updates its custom Sense software to version 4.1. The main user-facing feature is a new setting that allows you to disable the "three-dot bar" for menus and instead map the menu button to a long-press of the multitasking button, saving precious screen real estate. Q
Some Sprint customers are getting access to the carrier's new LTE network in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Kansas City, and Atlanta a day before its official launch.
Users have reported that they're able to access Google Wallet on Sprint's HTC Evo 4G LTE, suggesting that a previous bug has been fixed.
Google has confirmed that there is a software problem with the NFC component of the HTC Evo 4G LTE on Sprint that prevents it from working properly with Google Wallet, but that a software fix is being worked on that should resolve the issue.
Apple pushes for ban of HTC's Android devices in the US, wants them taken off store shelves (update: HTC responds)
In a complaint filed today with the US International Trade Commission, Apple has requested for HTC devices running Android to be banned from entering the US, and for those devices already in the US that violate a previously issued exclusion order to be pulled from store shelves, Bloomberg reports.
HTC has been struggling a bit financially lately, and the latest news for its Q2 sales isn't good — the company said this morning that it was cutting back its Q2 2012 revenue target by 13.3 percent to $3.03 billion.
After a two-week delay, the HTC Evo 4G LTE is available now on Sprint's website and in the carrier's brick-and-mortar locations. The phone costs $199.99 with a two-year agreement.
HTC says that it has completed the review process with US customs, and that "HTC devices have been released, as they are in compliance with the ITC's ruling."
China Telecom has received regulatory approval for its version of the HTC One X, dubbed the X720d, which has a slightly different design and support for CDMA and GSM roaming.
Sprint has just announced that it expects that it will be able to fulfill pre-orders for the smartphone on May 24th, but it's unclear whether this means that HTC's customs issue has been resolved
The Taipei Times is reporting that HTC's woes with US customs may be over, with HTC telling the Taiwan Stock Exchange in a statement that "some of our products have passed review and have been delivered to our telecoms operators' clients in the US."
Best Buy is informing customers that pre-ordered the HTC Evo 4G LTE that the phone is now indefinitely delayed, contradicting a previous email that gave a 23rd May delivery date.
The United States District for the District of Delaware has ordered HTC and Apple to meet to discuss a potential settlement in a long-running patent lawsuit.
Best Buy is sending emails to individuals who've pre-ordered the HTC Evo 4G LTE with an updated release date of May 23rd, but HTC will not confirm it.
HTC's US One X and Evo 4G LTE use a customized version of Android that removes the offending "data tapping" feature and does not exhibit the key behavior excluded from importation into the US by the International Trade Commission.
HTC Evo 4G LTE to miss May 18th launch due to US Customs investigation (update: statement from Sprint)
News broke last night that shipments of HTC's One X for AT&T and Evo 4G LTE for Sprint were indefinitely delayed at US Customs as the agency investigates the devices for potentially infringing Apple's patents. Unfortunately for those Sprint customers looking forward to getting the Evo 4G LTE this Friday, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that HTC has said this delay will keep Sprint's latest device from hitting store shelves on time.
HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE indefinitely delayed at US Customs for investigation of Apple patent infringement
The HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE are indefinitely delayed at Customs as the agency investigates patent issues with Apple, and sources have further confirmed that some shipments are indeed being held back.
A new official "making of" video from HTC that details the company's efforts to create the newly announced HTC Evo 4G LTE has a little surprise inside: for a brief moment, it shows off a prototype that appears to have the same dual-camera / dual-LED flash layout that's featured on the Evo 3D.
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