Earlier in May, it was announced that shipments of two of HTC's Android smartphones, the HTC One X and the HTC 4G LTE, had been halted in the US. The roadblock was put in place by US Customs while it looked into a patent violation claim. Today, HTC, in a statement to News.com, announced that shipments of both phones have started up once again in the US.
Back in December, the International Trade Commission ruled that the messaging app and browser in the Android OS infringed on a patent owned by Apple. The ITC set up a ban of all products that contained that software. US Customs decided to halt the shipments of the HTC smartphones in order to see if they were in violation of the ITC ban.
Today, HTC stated:
HTC has completed the review process with U.S. Customs and HTC devices have been released, as they are in compliance with the ITC's ruling. Future shipments should continue to enter the U.S. and we are confident that we will soon be able to meet the demand for our products.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE was supposed to go on sale in the US via Sprint on May 18th for $199. The HTC One X went on sale on May 8th at AT&T, before the shipping ban went into effect.