You can not say we did not warn you.
Last Friday, as the sale of one of the hottest summer handset – Sprint HTC EVO 4G – started, we told you that, if you really want it, you might have to hurry, because EVO 4G can sell out pretty soon.
That’s exactly what happened. After moving 200 000 HTC EVO 4Gs over the weekend (according to BGR), Sprint’s shelves are now empty.
Customers all over country are reporting that HTC EVO 4G is nowhere to be found in any Sprint or retail partner store. And Sprint’s website greets us with this message:
It’s now the third HTC Android 2.1 flagship device in a row, that has some serious supply problems. Everyone in the U.S by now probably knows about Verizon’s HTC Droid Incredible delays. European HTC Desire is also in short supply. Now we have shortages of HTC EVO 4G…
It seems that HTC didn’t know themselves, what a cool bunch of devices they’ve made for us this summer. Maybe they were blindsided by the lackluster sales of Google Nexus One, maybe they are just too young and small, and not used to this level of success. I don’t know.
But it’s obvious, that HTC wasn’t prepared enough for the launch of their latest generation of handsets, and now are scrambling to catch up.
Not a bad place to be, and might even be a marketing win, overall. Unless, something like Samsung Galaxy S comes along, and steals the show.
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