Often seen as the premier Android phone due to its 8 mpx camera (complimented by its front facing camera, albeit 1.3 mpx), it looks like Sprint’s Evo 4G smartphone (powered by Google’s Android) is not selling as many units as some thought.
[A] Sprint employee used the inventory system to figure out exactly how many EVO 4Gs were sold and posted that number online, resulting in a speedy investigation by Sprint HQ and the employeeâ€™s immediate termination. […]
â€œaccording to sprint we as a [company] have sold 66,483 theres a whole bunch of stores though that dont have any more inventory i [sic] dont think any major city sprint doesâ€ (Mobile Crunch)
Last year Apple sold one million iPhone 3GS’s on its first opening weekend, a figure few (if any) Android devices have yet to match individually (with the closest rival probably being the original Droid).
While this news will probably not convince Android fanboys and girls that the Evo 4G is not an iPhone killer (as some of my friends are insisting that Evo makes the iPhone worthless), nonetheless these sales should help Google in its quest to displace Apple as the center of the mobile universe.
Either way it will be interesting to see whether the iPhone 4 launch is able to douse the AndroidÂ fervor, as the public will be able to decide for themselves if Apple’s walled garden is superior to Google’s open platform.
Originally posted on June 14, 2010 @ 6:15 pm