June 7, 2010 | by Robert Nelson
After all of the hype that we have seen leading up to the launch of the EVO 4G, this news comes with slightly less surprise. That said, its nice to see it happen with an Android smartphone. According to a Sprint press release, the HTC EVO 4G now holds the Sprint record for launch day sales. Of course, Sprint has not released any actual numbers, however they did state that it beat the previous records that were held by the Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre. In fact, 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.” In that respect it sounds pretty impressive. Either way, the HTC EVO is now the king with Sprint.
UPDATE: Let’s do some quick math to estimate just how much the EVO may have sold
JP Morgan and other analysts estimated that the Palm Pre sold 50,000 to 100,000 units in the first few days of its launch. When you consider that Sprint said the EVO sold more three times the Pre and the Instinct combined, a conservative estimate would say that the EVO may have already crossed the 100,000 units mark since Friday. It’s difficult to give an exact number because Sprint didn’t release actual numbers for the Pre’s launch, but the EVO is clearly flying off the shelves even by small estimates.
Keep reading to check out the full press release… [via Sprint]
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 InstinctTM and Palm PreTM. 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.