Remember when Sprint said that the EVO 4G’s opening day sales toppled that of the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct by 3 times over on their first 3 days on the market?
That never really happened. And Sprint says it ““inadvertently overstated” the amount of units sold. What they do say is that sales were in line with the numbers made by the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct. That’s a different thing, people. The original press release is still at Sprint’s site, albeit slightly updated to avoid “inadvertently overstating” the EVO’s sales:
This release was distributed on June 7, 2010. It was updated on June 8, 2010. June 4, 2010 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 and Palm Pr. Launch day sales of HTC EVO 4G were six times greater than launch day sales of Samsung Instinct and nearly twice the launch day sales for Palm Pre. We continue to see sales of EVO 4G outpace sales of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre.
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. The total number of HTC EVO 4G devices sold on 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.