HTC EVO 4G LTE shipping date now May 24

In what's quickly becoming one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones on its carrier of choice, the HTC EVO 4G LTE's release situation has just turned back to positive with a May 24th ship date on the books. The HTC EVO 4G LTE was recently the subject of an investigation / check sort of event at the US border while HTC's shipment (which also included HTC One X) units were held up on account of their supposed patent-infringing software. Since we first heard that news, HTC's newest relative of the HTC One series has been cleared – or is about to be cleared, at least, as its carrier suggests the late May shipping date as a reality for pre-order customers.

This May 24th shipping date for the HTC EVO 4G LTE only appears to apply to customers who pre-ordered directly through the carrier at the moment, with businesses like Best Buy not having spoken up on the situation as of yet. Last we heard from Best Buy, the EVO was still delayed indefinitely. Now we must wait just three more days until the red kickstand-having beast arrives on smartphone loving fans' doorsteps across the nation.

Earlier today we had a look at the HTC EVO 4G LTE as it compared to the HTC One X, both smartphones being top-tier Android monsters for their respective carriers. Have a look back at our [HTC EVO 4G LTE full review] as well, and head to the timeline below to follow the EVO back to its origin earlier this year. And don't forget to join us on our ImageChip Tour of New Orleans with the HTC EVO 4G LTE as well – fun stuff!