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HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE indefinitely delayed at US Customs for investigation of Apple patent infringement
HTC unambiguously stated that they would revise the software on their phones to comply with the ITC's ruling by last month. If they have failed to do so then this will be quite embarrassing for them.
i called a day before to upgrade to SERO Premium, but they told me i could just preorder, i could of gone sero premium but they would have to still change code again activating the premium data fee for 4g phone.
These IP "patents" are pretty worthless. They kill product growth. To me, it would be like chevy saying they have a door handle patent and no other car can have it. Let's go even further, they have a door patent because they have an IP patent on all doors. Now all cars must abid by this.
If I want to click a number from a text message/facebook/tweet, I should have the option to text, call, map, or sync it.
Last guard of the fortress
with a little bit more detail and on there im gonna quote this
April 19, and Sprint Announced release date on May 18th. It is either old news or wrong interpretation.While HTC has nothing more to say on the subject at this time, it is believed by many that this has to do with a court order Apple won last year over an issue with hyperlinks in text messages. Although it is believed HTC has removed the feature, the order went into effect on April 19 and all shipments after that must be inspected.
not to mention At&t also went on sale with HTC One X, a good phone will sell out, just like the iPhone on Sprint was back-ordered for a few weeks when it was first released.
somehow i think deep down its just ppl scaring ppl lol
I talked to sprint three hours ago about this and the basic level operator didn't know anything about it. His response was "I wouldn't believe anything I read on the internet." I told him it was all over the place and he should look into it.
HTC EVO™ 4G LTE (Coming soon) no longer available for pre-order...interesting to say the least lol
and on my order status it is said to updated on 5/16/12 already.
Last updated: 05/16/2012
Product ID Description Qty. Order Date Tracking #
APX325CKT HTC EVO 4G LTE 1 2012-05-07
Status: Thank you for pre-ordering the EVO LTE. We will do our best to get it to you on or before the national launch. You can continue to check status of your order on www.sprint.com/myorder
ill be laughing if Sprint Issues refunds next lol if not i hope HTC endorses an extra $40 credit towards google wallet like the Galaxy Nexus lol
if sprint issues refunds, then hello Galaxy Nexus lol
Pre-order sold out! Our EVO 4G LTE pre-order inventory has been spoken for. Check back soon for the national launch.
I was and still am upset about the whole issue. I don't fault the CSR. He probably didn't get word yet because he is lower on the food chain. He was probably just doing his job, because they can get another 20 people to do the same thing he does. If he said "yeah, sprint hasn't said anything to us employees, they dropped the ball." he probably would have been fired. So to his credit, he most likely made the right call. This morning I talked to a larger sprint store in town, so I was able to talk to a local person there. They were emailed this morning about the situation.
From my understanding, the patent in question was the 1 of 10 patents approved by a judge. And HTC "fixed" this dispute in December, so I don't understand the hold up. My other question is, how much more ridiculous were the other 9?
I really don't want to bash apple right now for the claims, but I'm having a very hard time seeing ever buying their product.
HTC shipping custom Android builds on US devices to avoid Apple patents
The HTC One X for AT&T and Evo 4G LTE for Sprint already bear the distinction of being the first Android devices to face an import block at US Customs for potentially infringing an Apple patent, but the ignominy may be fleeting: sources tell us that HTC's US devices use a customized version of Android that removes the offending "data tapping" feature. That's confirmed by our own examination of an AT&T One X and Sprint Evo 4G LTE, neither of which exhibit the key behavior excluded from importation into the US by the International Trade Commission, and which both include a new settings screen not present in the international One X.
Specifically, the ITC found that HTC's messaging app, the stock Android messaging app and the stock Android browser all infringed claims 1 and 8 of Apple patent #5,946,647 — but the ITC also specifically found that Apple's patent claims were limited to the system both detecting data structures like phone numbers and email addresses in text and then presenting a menu of options when those detected structures are clicked. While HTC devices shipped to the rest of the world may still exhibit that behavior, we can confirm that neither the AT&T One X or the Sprint Evo 4G LTE present the offending menu: tapping on a detected phone number or email immediately launches the dialer or email client. What's more, the US devices also include a new "app associations" settings screen where users can specify default apps for things like email and maps; international devices lack the screen and pop up a context menu when an email address is clicked for the first time, as shown below.
Whether or not these changes are enough to put the One X and Evo 4G LTE in compliance with the ITC exclusion order is currently unclear; Customs has broad interpretive power in the matter, and the agency is notorious for the secrecy of its process. At the very least, it's clear that Apple's formidable patent portfolio is starting to have an impact on Android beyond the design changes we noticed at MWC; HTC is now shipping handsets with substantially different functionality in the United States than elsewhere in the world.
Matt Macari contributed to this report.