In a somewhat unexpected turn of events, it seems that at least one customer ordering an HTC Amaze 4G from T-Mobile.com has been alerted that shipments of the device have been delayed "due to an unforeseen issue with receiving the product from the manufacturer." It looks like T-Mobile is sending out emails to customers informing them that they have no "estimate as to when the product will be available," and suggesting that customers explore other options in the meantime.
Of course, with the recent shipment halt of AT&T's One X and Sprint's Evo 4G LTE, one is tempted to speculate that this delay may be due to HTC's current patent spat with Apple, but no one (outside T-Mobile or HTC) knows if that's the case just yet.
Here's the full text of the email:
From: Orders <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, May 18, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Subject: Your T-Mobile order
Dear T-Mobile Customer,
Thank you for your recent order. We wanted to let you know that your order for the HTC Amaze has been delayed due to an unforeseen issue with receiving the product from the manufacturer. At this time, we do not have an estimate as to when the product will be available. Because we don’t know when the product will be available, we recommend that you choose an alternate device. Please call us at 1-800-672-5390 if you wish to do this and one of our agents will be happy to assist you with finding another device that will meet your needs. If you do not select another device, the Amaze will ship to you as soon as product becomes available.
We recommend the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G as a replacement. This device is free for you with no rebate required. Click for more information on the Blaze
If you selected overnight shipping, you will not be charged.
You can track the status of your order at www.t-mobile.com/orderstatus
We sincerely apologize for the delay. Thank you for being a T-Mobile customer. We truly appreciate your business.
T-Mobile Customer Care
Please do not reply to this email. For assistance please call 1-800-672-5390
As of now, there is no confirmation that this delay is due to the Apple/HTC dispute, but we'll be here to keep you updated on any new information that may emerge.