Our HTC One X review lavished the company's flagship Android handset with praise and awarded it with an A-List award. Subsequently, we feel the pain of American gadgeteers as news of a temporary ban in the USA has reached our shores via The Verge.
Apple's lawyers are (perhaps unsurprisingly) wielding the banhammer, which has resulted in the HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE being indefinitely delayed at customs.
The culprit? An infringement on Apple patent #5,946,647, which outlines the basic functionality of tapping a phone number in, for example, a webpage, before selecting to either call or message it.
This isn't the first time that Apple's lawyers have caused a stir – just ask Samsung, whose recently unveiled Galaxy S3 handset is more rounded than its predecessors, most likely as a response to Apple's multiple lawsuits against them.
Lets hope that things get sorted quickly, for the sake of our American Android brothers who are understandably distressed during this difficult time.