Sprint overestimates HTC EVO 4G sales and updates its press release

Sprint overestimates HTC EVO 4G sales and updates its press release
When you see stores selling out of the highly sought out HTC EVO 4G, one would have to assume that the launch could be deemed as a success – especially for the Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre which did admirably for Sprint. Now that launch day has passed, there is little doubt in the minds of people that the HTC EVO 4G is clearly the best smartphone to even grace Sprint. And that's exactly how Sprint said it a few days ago as it was 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.” Sure it's sold out in pretty much all sales channels for right now – which does add to the fact that it's very well be on its way to a superstardom-like status. However, Sprint admitted in their updated press release that their initial estimations were wrong and note that launch days sales of the handset were actually “six times greater than launch day sales of Samsung Instinct and nearly twice the launch day sales for Palm Pre.” They went further on to say that “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.” Aside from the rumored 200,000 units sold, so far there are no official or exact figures on the total amount of units sold – either way, it looks like the HTC EVO 4G is pure gold for Sprint.

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source: Sprint

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7 Comments

1. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Hopefully Sprint is quicker to use the added customers and revenue to build out their network, it seems to me that AT&T waited for 2-3 years before finally building out their network. If I remember right they wanted to make sure the fad stuck around.

2. esteban91104

Posts: 3; Member since: May 17, 2010

They will... They are bringing 4g to more cities this year and Los Angeles is part of the list (end of the month) so Sprint knows whats up lol. AT&T on the other hand got to excited in getting revenue from the iPhone that they forgot to update their network.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Good point, although 4G with SPRINT has huge gaps in most places right now, but the plan is good. AT&T spent 2-3 billion less in 07-08 on the network than previously, and that right there contributed to the issue. Plus, as STEVE JOBS previously stated, any other network would have had the same issue. IPHONE just grew too big too soon.

7. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I think other carriers would have reacted more quickly. I recall reading articles that AT&T wanted to wait and see how the iPhone played out before investing large sums of money into their network.

3. elandrumiii

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

Sprint has more than a network to worry about. I went to a store and played with evo for a few minutes nice hand set, hope they can use this as start to level off the bleeding customer base.

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

This phone would have sold 4 times the amount on AT&T network and more than 2X if Verizon had it on theirs....good thing it is not AMOLED.

6. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

no one said what 4g is or how it works so to me 4g is just 3g with some speed restrictions removed.

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