Sprint has made an offiical announcement in Sprint News. See the post here.
5/31 UPDATE: Saturday's the day...please continue discussions in this post.
We recently learned that HTC devices have been released by U.S. Customs. We expect shipments of HTC EVO 4G LTE to enter the U.S. in the next few days. An exact availability date for HTC EVO 4G LTE will be communicated as soon as possible.
Customers who pre-ordered HTC EVO 4G LTE…Your wait is almost over! Sprint expects to begin shipping HTC EVO 4G LTE for arrival on or around Thursday, May 24 to customers who pre-ordered the device online from Sprint. We will provide details on the full national launch as soon as possible. To check the status of your pre-order, please visit www.sprint.com/myorder.
Since shipping is in process, we can no longer accept cancellations as noted in the 5/18 update below.
We are allowing customers to cancel their pre-order and receive refunds. If you need to cancel your order, you may either call care directly at 866-789-8292, refuse delivery, or request a return authorization kit once your device arrives. For a return kit, please call us at 866-789-8292 during the following business hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am EST to 11:00 pm EST, and Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am EST to 9:00 pm EST.
Message was edited by: dshoem01 - updated cancellation procedure
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A local rep out here said Sprint will release new info by Wednesday. They are indeed losing money every day. I still see if being advertised in the Best Buy ad, but then again, ads come out pretty early.
"We've heard some positive news from HTC's U.S. distributors. Consumer electronics chain Best Buy Co. is going to sell the EVO LTE on May 23, while mobile provider Sprint Nextel Corp. will sell the model on May 25," he told CNA by telephone. "
Good Article .........But..........
There is no way in H*LL that Sprint will allow BB to release this phone prior to their national launch! PERIOD!!
I do hope Sprint ships their pre-orders first before "everyone else has a glimpse of it". They have repeated that so often they really need to make sure we get ours first.
I realize the idiot they quoted in this article is probably just confused because of the BB revised launch date mistake. However, if BB releases phones before Sprint, I think I might turn into a raging green monster, and tear down my local Sprint store. Also, why do they keep saying "The impact looks as if it will be much lighter than the market expected, as the clearance (of some shipments) has taken only a couple of days, not three to six weeks as previously anticipated." I don't understand why these are being approved by shipment. If the model has been deemed compliant, why would they have to review every shipment of that model. This reaks of government inefficiency.