HTC EVO 4G Has Massive Weekend, Leads to Shortages

Sprint has issued a press release this morning touting the record sales of their new HTC EVO 4G.  The actual number of  devices sold over the weekend is not officially known but it’s bigger than anything the carrier has seen so far.  Sprint did share a little something to put it into perspective.  Take last year’s Palm Pre 3-day sales ( a record at the time) and 2008’s Samsung Instinct 3-day sales (also a record) and add them up.  Triple that number and you are still lower than the HTC EVO 4G’s sales on launch day alone. The sales are so good in fact that Sprint is reporting shortages at locations across the country. 

The record pace of HTC EVO 4G sales led to temporary shortages of the device at some of the 22,000 sales locations across the United States… Sprint and HTC are diligently working around the clock to increase inventory in all sales channels. Additional shipments are arriving in retail stores on a regular basis with many stores seeing daily deliveries.

It will be interesting to see how this phone does long term against increasing competition.  The fourth generation iPhone is being announced later today and new Android phones arrive by the week.  Will the EVO 4G be the phone to beat come this time next month?

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