Seems Sprint jumped the gun when they said that the EVO 4G was their best selling device ever. Originally the U.S. based carrier said the EVO has sold three times more than the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct did on their combined on their release day. Actually there were all sorts of numbers being tossed around at the start of the week. There were reports that the number was as high six and as low as two. But whatever that number apparently was, it was supposed to be “record setting” for Sprint.
After yesterdays statement, Sprint for some reason decided to actually review those sales numbers, and you know what they found? That the EVO wasn’t a record-setter after all! So today comes another official statement from Sprint. They claimed that they might not of sold as many Android powered EVO phones as originally thought. Here’s what Sprint had to say about the whole ordeal.
We originally reported that 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. We inadvertently erred in the comparison.
Also seems that analysts think Sprint’s figures were a bit inflated. An analyst from BTIG says his original estimate of 300,00 units sold on launch day might not be accurate. He says the number might actually be more like 150,000 units instead.
You might be thinking why the EVO 4G is sold then. Well Sprint isn’t selling out, they are just “sold out” now. This isn’t due to all the opening weekend sales, its due to the short supply of phones Sprint originally ordered, if it’s really true at all. Some think it’s a marketing ploy by Sprint, to help generate some sales buzz. Maybe it is, but I think Sprint is just confusing potential customers.