Sprint announced that its HTC EVO 4G smartphone launch sale estimates were a little optimistic. The company originally stated it sold three times as many phones during the launch window compared to Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct launches, but instead EVO 4G sales figures were inline with the other phone’s combined launch sales.
“We originally reported that the total number of HTC EVO 4G devices sold on launch day was three times the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined. We inadvertently erred in the comparison,” Sprint said in a statement. “The total number of HTC EVO 4G devices sold on launch day was in line with the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined.”
That still makes the EVO 4G rollout the most successful product launch for Sprint, but the numbers are actually far lower than originally reported. Sprint hasn’t released actual sales figures yet for the EVO 4G.
The HTC EVO 4G is the latest Android-based smartphone to hit the market, and Sprint is touting it as “America’s first 3G/4G phone.”
In comparison, Apple sold over a million iPhone 3GS units the first week the combination iPod and smartphone was available. Apple will be releasing its newest smartphone model, iPhone 4, on June 24.