Update: here's an official statement from Sprint's Community Forums, confirming the May 24 delivery estimate:

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. Thank you to everyone who has been patient while waiting for their HTC EVO 4G LTE.  We will continue to update this post as additional details are available.

To check the status of your pre-order, please visit www.sprint.com/myorder.

To join other customers in this discussion, please visit our Community.

Original article: According to Inside Sprint Now, a number of HTC EVO 4G LTEs have cleared US Customs and are on their way to pre-order customers now. Here's a piece of an internal Sprint Customer Care notice set to go out later today, confirming the shipments:

  • We are pleased to announce that our warehouse has HTC EVO 4G LTE devices to fill pre-orders.
  • We are no longer accepting pre-order cancellations.

What you need to do:

  • Beginning 5/21/12 at 5:00 p.m. Central, tell customers we cannot accept pre-order cancellations.
  • Our warehouse is processing pre-orders and delivery is expected by 5/24.
  • If a customer wants to cancel their order:
    • Advise them to wait for delivery of their device.
    • Once received, they can either refuse shipment or call Order Support to process an RMA kit

Here's a screenshot of the actual document, as well:


Image source: Inside Sprint Now

Apparently, US Customs was actually testing single devices from individual shipping containers to ensure all passed "review" (this means one of every few thousand or so) - which honestly makes very little sense given what we know about the EVO 4G LTE's non-infringing status. Still, the pre-digital mentality of agencies like this in the US means a pre-digital screening process, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise.

This notice does not include devices ordered through 3rd-party retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, or RadioShack specifically, but to people who ordered through Sprint directly. However, if you get shipment notice for an EVO 4G LTE from a 3rd-party retailer, be sure to drop us a line!

We'll keep this post updated as we receive more information. The status of AT&T One X shipments remains unknown, but they'll likely be following shortly.

Inside Sprint Now

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

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  • FirefighterMatt56

    NFC chips: Sent
    Phone: Being sent soon
    Case: Need to order (waiting for Best Buys $50 card)
    Screen protector: ordering.
    Was waiting on the phones official word before ordering other stuff ;)

    • Steve

      I don't get why people waste money on screen protectors. I have the OG Evo, and  used a penny, dime, screw, razor blade, and scratched/rubbed it hard on the Evo's glass. Not a single mark. These displays can handle sharp objects, and using a screen protector just makes it ugly and makes the LCD look less clear. But to each his own! 

      • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

         If you buy a proper high quality one then you can't even notice it is there. And I prefer knowing something is on it because I usually sell my phones in near-mint condition after I'm done with them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cesar-Solorzano/100001268185192 Cesar Solorzano

        agreed waste of money!

        • John Frederick

          "Waste of money for screen protector" comments comes from pretty boys with clean hands, no callus's and spotless finger nails.

          • Valid

             Pipe down fuck-boy.

      • guest

        Agree because it uses Gorilla glass

        • cody kain

          gorilla glass still gets scratched the 3d i have currently my girlfriend had it first and it was scratched some and the screen died well i got the screen replaced and there are little scratches on the screen and it has only been like a month and i have not dropped it. So well gorilla glass is better it still scratches and like any product im sure there are bad batches and just like any glass there is always a weak point somewhere.

      • FirefighterMatt56

        I am a firefighter. My phones go into pockets with a ton of sharp stuff in it. It is pretty much essential for me to have my phone fully protected, even screen protectors. Hell, I would get a lifeproof case if they got smart and strayed away from crApple.

        • Brandito

          I'm a carpenter and have no scratches on my screen. Not sure why you're carrying sharp objects in your pockets or what that has to do with fighting fires, but I'll say working on a job site 50+ hours a week is likely more detrimental to a phone and I have never seen a scratch on my screen.

          • FirefighterMatt56

            Different kinds of knives to cut almost anything, wire cutters, pliers, window punch, spanners... When your working around a lot of wires or objects that fall from the ceiling, your life could depend on what you have in your pocket. Granted, I take my phone out when going into a burning structure, but it usually is in my pocket when we are working in non fire related conditions.

      • fixxmyhead

        yea i dont use anything and still looks new no scratches on the screen either . most guys are becoming like chicks trying to decorate there phones with everything these days

      • digitalthug

        You've named everything you have tried to scratch it with except grass/sand and other minute things.

        I dropped my phone onto my lawn and when I picked it up there was a scratch in the shape of a blade of grass...

      • John Frederick

        I suppose it depends what field your in for an occupation? I do construction and without a zagg my screen would be hard to read and scratched for sure. 

  • rya

    Preordered at best buy. Wonder what this means for me- any ideas?

  • http://www.facebook.com/neopanther J Houston Brown

    That is a real internal Sprint memo. That must be very new because I work there and have only been off work two hours and didn't see that one. I wasn't going to get it til' the first anyway, but Apple pissed me off. Anyone who sees my post and wants to upgrade early call account services. Tell them you want to upgrade early. They'll charge you based on how far you are from your upgrade. It will show up on your next bill. You have to be within a year of the upgrade and you have to be a customer at least 18 months. I hope this helps someone.

    • Tallicgballa0013

      I will try this

    • Tallicgballa0013

      so do I dial *2 ?