EVO 4G has best launch day in Sprint history, surpassing Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct
Sprint has confirmed that Friday was a record setting launch for the carrier's new EVO 4G. The Android 2.1 powered handset is the nation's first 4G enabled handset and the record setting sales pace has created what the carrier calls "temporary shortages" of the phone at the 22,000 retail locations that are offering the model, including some Best Buy, Radio Shack and Walmart locations. Sprint says that more phones are being delivered and that some stores are getting stocks replenished daily. Sprint CEO and advertising star Dan Hesse said, "EVO 4G is a clear winner for customers with the powerful combination of an amazing multimedia experience in 3G coverage areas that becomes even better in our growing number of 4G markets. It is terrific to see customers react so positively to this device and the innovative experience it brings to them." The old Sprint record for most units of a single device sold in one day belonged to the Palm Pre and the Samsung Instinct. The EVO 4G shattered the mark as it sold 3 times the number of units that the Pre and Instinct sold on their first three days combined.