Sure, there were a lot of people excited about the release of the HTC Evo 4G. Apparently, no one was more excited than Sprint, as the company went a little overboard with the initial results of the smartphone's launch day sales.
Sprint originally stated that the Evo 4G sold “three times the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined" when it was launched last Friday.
Well, that was a bit much as Sprint has been forced to strike "three times the number" and correct it to being "in line with" the number of blah, blah, blah. You get the picture. According to Reuters, that brings the Evo 4G's sales numbers to 150,000 during the first weekend, rather than the inflated 250,000 to 300,000 estimates.
However, none of this should be construed as a failure considering those are still some good sales numbers and the HTC Evo 4G itself is still in short supply around the country. Although, how long its popularity will last is debatable now with the looming release of Apple's iPhone 4.
Previous coverage on ZDNet:
- iPhone vs. Evo: on usability, dropped calls and carrier choice
- Hands-On: Video chat on Sprint HTC EVO 4G using Qik and Fring
- Good job with iPhone 4, but the Sprint HTC EVO 4G is staying
- Will Sprint's HTC Evo 4G turn around its fortunes?
- HTC Evo 4G becomes Sprint's best-selling phone on launch day
- HTC Evo 4G already available at Sprint’s online store
- HTC Evo 4G is the Android phone to beat
- Top 10 smartphones of 2010 … for now