HTC Evo 4G becomes Sprint's best-selling phone on launch day

Summary:It looks like all of that hype over the HTC Evo 4G was real, as Sprint's newest smartphone has broken a significant record and become the single best-selling phone on a launch day in the company's history.

It looks like all of that hype over the HTC Evo 4G was real, as Sprint's newest smartphone has broken a significant record and become the single best-selling phone on a launch day in the company's history.

Released last Friday at approximately 22,000 retail locations, the Evo 4G also sold "three times the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined."

Sprint failed to specify just how many of the popular 4.3-inch HTC handhelds they sold that day, but they seem happy with the device regardless. It also seems that the storage bug discovered very shortly prior to the June 4 debut did not hamper sales too much either.

Did you pick up an HTC Evo 4G this weekend? And will all of this happiness change if/once the fourth-gen iPhone is announced later today?

Previous coverage on ZDNet:

Topics: HTC, Hardware, Mobility, Wi-Fi

About

Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.