Best Buy has retracted on its announcement of the release date of HTC’s anticipated EVO 4G LTE phone. One of the most prominent retailers in the United States, Best Buy has now sent emails to its customers, informing them that the phone has been delayed. However, the retailer hasn’t offered a new date for the release of the anticipated phone.
Best Buy was actively accepting pre-orders from customers, telling them that the HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available in its stores today. Moreover, despite retracting, the retailer is still accepting pre-orders from customers but it is not making any promises regarding when the phone will hit its stores.
Best Buy’s move of retraction comes following the blockage of HTC smartphones by the International Trade Commission. The ITC blocked imports of HTC phones because they were discovered to be breaching one of tech giant Apple’s patents.
The 4.7 inch HTC EVO 4G LTE phone has helped HTC become the center of attention, after the release of its One X phone, as the EVO 4G comes with a 1.5 GHz Snapdraggon S4 processor, 16 GB internal memory and 1 GB RAM. The phone also has an 8 megapixel rear camera and another 1.3 megapixel front camera that will allow people to video chat with their peers. The HTC EVO 4G will run on Android 4.0 and it also supports the Beats audio platform, found in the new HTC devices. One of the main features of the phone is that it supports LTE network that will allow people to stream music and videos on their phone at amazingly fast speeds.
We aren’t sure about how long it will take till HTC EVO hits the U.S market considering that HTC EVO 4G isn’t the only phone that has been affected by the decision taken by International Trade Commission against the Taiwanese company. HTC’s One X phone is also not available in the United States anymore and many suggest that the reason why it isn’t available is because of the ban imposed by ITC on HTC’s products.