Sprint HTC EVO 4G unsurprisingly breaks sales record on launch day

Sprint has proudly announced that the HTC EVO 4G has become its best-selling phone on launch day, breaking records previously held by Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre.

Sprint doesn’t say exactly  how many units it sold on launch day (June 4 – last Friday), but it did mention that “the total number of HTC EVO 4G devices sold was three times the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined.” That’s impressive, I guess.

The EVO is the world’s first WiMax Android phone, as well as one of Sprint’s best smartphones ever (if not the best), so the news of record sales is not really a surprise.

Sprint acknowledge that EVO 4G’s high sales “led to temporary shortages”. The carrier and HTC are probably / hopefully working to make sure the EVO won’t go the way of Verizon’s Droid Incredible (which can’t be purchased right now because of massive shortages). Customers can currently buy the EVO 4G for $199 with a new 2-yr contract agreement.

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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  • mv

    The EVO is really an awesome phone. Totally discarded plans to switch to AT&T to get the iPhone.

  • Evo2Day

    Customers can currently buy the EVO 4G for $199 with a new 2-yr contract agreement.

    Really means, “non-Sprint subscribers” or those who are Sprint subscribers who are on or after the 22nd month of a 2 year agreement.

    I thought “annual upgrade to my primary line” meant that I could get the $299 price, minus the $100 rebate minus my upgrade credit. – Nope. Full manufacturer price minus 100 minus credit. More like $300.

  • Jake