Apple comes into the patent war again, and it is not Samsung for a change this time. The Cupertino tech giant has target another major Android phone manufacturer, HTC this time. The phones under question are the new HTC One X and the HTC Evo 4G LTE. So if you have been waiting to buy any one or both of these phones, you will have to wait a bit more longer. The problem is that Apple has filed another complaint against HTC regarding the way phone numbers are linked to the dialer app that come pre installed on HTC phones.
HTC says that this issue had been resolved long back earlier this year and also that it has already complied to the ITC about this. But it looks like there still is some problem, and ITC is not letting the imports of these phones into the United States for the time being. So until this issue is resolved, you can forget getting your hands on one of these phones in the United States.
SlashGear has received the following statement: “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.”
It is not clear as to when the issue might be resolved and when HTC might get the permit to import millions of these units inside the United States. Until then, you will have to suffice yourselves but reading, watching, and listening about the phones.