EVO 4G has best launch day in Sprint history, surpassing Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct

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.

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source: Sprint

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12 Comments

1. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

So what is that exact number of Evo's sold?

4. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

They haven't released that from what I've read.

10. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Just saw it, over 200,000. Not to bad.

2. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

great for sprint and htc.

3. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

wow....what a surprise...never saw that coming !!!

5. loco64

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 04, 2010

Wow, 22,000 location. So I guess us at the Sprint store get screwed in sales because Sprint is letting everyone and their momma sell it, especially since everyone freaking body except Sprint was selling the Evo with no MIR.

6. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

That is how it should be, don't be greedy.

12. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Well agentoj, it does suck when other stores have no quota and we have to sell it at a higher price to keep our jobs. Its not about being greedy, Sprint just wants to whore this phone out and there service. They dont have to pay the Best Buy or Radio Shack employee hourly and still make money off the contracts they get.

7. scottmbolt unregistered

Where are the iPhone fanboys now?

8. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

This literally is an awesome phone. So far it is everything I hoped for. Fast, not as big as I have read it was very light weight also. My calls are excellent, and the speaker phone is great. Battery life can be a problem, but I have found that all of the apps running in the background cause the weak battery syndrome. I also found that Sprint is charging the 10.00 for a premuium data plan not for 4G, and that all other carriers will be following suit. Sprint still needs help with customer service. I am a premium customer with Sprint since 1996 when they first launched, and I was told to go to best buy to buy a phone. Verizon owns them with thier customer service, and Premier phone retention service!

9. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

That's to be expected, this is the Best phone Sprint has ever had (for its time) or been the first to release in all it's time. I've been on sprint for many years now and was always upset sprint had the suckiest phones, but for the first time they can say they have the best available, and I'm proud to own it. The last time I think Sprint was the first to put out a good phone was when they were first to release that samsung camera phone, if I'm remembering correctly... got that too by the way.

11. cuddybonz

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 06, 2009

by the time i got to work 1 PM California time we had activatyed 120 k units

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