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HTC High-Throughput Computing Corp. yesterday announced that the U.S. Customs released the smartphones it shipped a few days ago to the U.S. after completing review process and finding they are in compliance with the U.S. International Trade Commission's ruling.
U.S. Customs held up these devices to examine whether they infringed on Apple's patents according to ITC's ruling.
"Each imported HTC model must be reviewed by Customs and will be released once Customs officials have completed the inspection," the company wrote on its website. "Some models have gone through inspection and have been released to our carriers customers. We don't have the status of each specific device model at this time, but we are working closely with Customs. We remain confident that this issue will be resolved soon."
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Industry executives estimated that HTC's revenue for the second quarter of the year to drop 5% to 10% from projected goal because of the two week-long detention of these long-awaited phones. However, the company maintains its revenue goal at NT$105 billion (US$3.6 billion at US$1: NT$29); gross profit goal at 27%, an increase from 25.03% in the first quarter this year; and operating income goal at 11%, an increase from 7.53% in the previous quarter.