Sprint said on Tuesday it had inadvertently overstated the launch day sales of the much anticipated EVO 4G. Evo indeed set a new company record for the highest quantity of phones sold in one day when it went on sale Friday. The Evo sales numbers were six times better than the Samsung Instinct and twice as strong as the Palm Pre’s launch, the company’s previous record-holders.
However, the Evo’s first-day sales numbers weren’t any better than the number of Instincts and Pres sold in their first three days on the market combined, which contradicts what the company had said previously.
Sprint’s Earlier Comments:
Friday sales of HTC EVO 4G marked the largest quantity of a single phone sold in one day ever for Sprint — the record was previously held by both Samsung Instinct(TM) and Palm Pre(TM). In addition, 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.
The total number of HTC EVO 4G devices sold on the 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.