According to The Verge, imports of the HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE have been delayed at the U.S. Customs for an investigation involving a previous patent infringement with Apple. “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,” HTC said via an official statement. If you can still remember, Apple has won an exclusion order banning the imports of HTC Android devices at the International Trade Commission last December, particularly the patent involving “personal data and mobile communication devices” (Apple patent #5,946,647).
It’s important to note that the U.S. Customs is investigating the One X and Evo 4G LTE with due respect to its previous ruling. So, it is then comprehensible for the U.S. Customs to block the imports temporarily. HTC, on the other hand, is assuring eager One X and Evo 4G owners that they will have the devices soon. “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,” HTC said. In case you missed our review of the HTC One X, check it out here.