Sprint corrects statement about HTC Evo 4G opening day sales

Summary: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.

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.

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Topics: HTC, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Mobility, Telcos, Wi-Fi

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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

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