HTC EVO 4G Brings to Sprint a New First-day Sales Record; Working Towards Increasing Availability

June 7, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The long line of customers in front of Sprint stores in the US on Day One of sales of the HTC EVO 4G has set a new record for the carrier.  HTC EVO 4G sales broke an earlier Sprint record held by both Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre to emerge as the HTC device kept flying off the shelves into customers’ pockets as sales began on Friday morning.  On Day One, the first 4G device in the US sold three times the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days of launch.

According to a statement by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, it has been great to see customers react so positively to the 4G device and the innovative experience it brings to them. Going by the reports, the device was being sold in more than 22,000 sales locations across the United States, including Sprint retail stores. There have been temporary shortages of the device as customers grew in number by the hour. Apart from Sprint retail outlets, RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart, and indirect dealers were also selling the device. Sprint is also said to be working closely with HTC to up supply and get EVO 4G into the hands of everyone who wants the phone.

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