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HTC One X And EVO 4G LTE Blocked By US Customs

HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE shipments have been held back from entering America, because the devices are suspected to infringe Apples' patents. HTC has acknowledged there are issues with its high-end smartphones, earlier this month.

According to The Verge's sources, the imports have been delayed indefinitely. Behind this situation is Apple's exclusion order, which was won last December.

At that time, the iPhone manufacturer managed to ban the HTC Android devices from being imported. The International Trade Commission discovered the Androids' messaging apps and browser violated Apples' patents.

After ITC's resolution, the import ban was delayed, giving HTC time to develop alternative solutions. HTC had until the 19th of April, to engineer their way around the infringed patent.

The One series maker has explained that "data tapping" represents a "small UI experience", which would be removed from the company's Android devices. The Taiwanese outfit confirms the situation in an official statement, but hopes a resolution will be found soon.

"We believe we are in compliance with the ruling and HTC is working closely with Customs to secure approval", notes HTC, asking for customers patience.

Source: TheVerge

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