Just like Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall did in the late 1980s, HTC's One X and Evo 4G LTE smartphones are ' Coming to America ', just not necessarily in search of a wife. The arrival of these two devices on U.S. shores was anything but a foregone conclusion, after facing a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ban and nearly month-long review process with U.S. Customs officials.
That's now all in the past, HTC says.
"HTC devices have been released by U.S. Customs as they are in compliance with the ITC's ruling," HTC said in a statement on its website. " "Future shipments should continue to enter the U.S. and we confident that we will soon be able to meet the demand for our products."
The HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE were the first devices to be held up at U.S. Customs due to patent infringement claims made by Apple. According to a report in Wired , the patent in question deals with a method to automatically convert phone numbers and URLs in emails and text messages into live links that can open in other apps.