Sprint Backtracks on HTC EVO 4G Launch Sales Figures

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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.

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Comments

Dennis

Um.. More megapixel means better pics? Huh. That’s odd. My htc tilt had 3.2 mp cam and the picks looked horrible… My 3gs has same but look good… Anyways. Article is way off.  Let’s try HTC vs Apple build quality…we know who wins there too… I’m not an Apple fanboy, just a consumer who has been takin by HTCs empty promises… Slow or no updates etc.. HTC is good for putting out a new handset every 5 months.  Example: HTC Aria Android is coming out in Jube for Att
with 600mhz processor.. Why 600? Does that make sense? HTC in my opinion should have at least one flagship model, keep it and build devoted followers…but no, let’s just throw out new models every 5 months, and in the process drop support for them all…

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