Delayed HTC EVO 4G LTE Might Finally Get Here May 23

HTC's One X and EVO 4G LTE are both held up in customs right now. Patent trouble. But according to updates folks who preordered the Sprint phone, the EVO 4G LTE has a tentative date of May 23.

That could change, of course, if the problems at the docks persist, but for now it's the clearest indication we've seen. For its part, HTC was not forthcoming about any dates in an official statement to the Verge:

HTC is working closely with U.S. Customs to secure approval for shipments of the HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE. We have not made any announcements about a new launch date and will provide an update on availability as soon as we can do so confidently.

So this could all come down to some goon at Best Buy seeing the phones wouldn't be ready by tomorrow, and saying, "Ah, hell, middle of next week?" But hey, maybe not. [Verge]