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Sprint Nextel breaks sales records with WiMAX smartphone launch


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USA based Sprint Nextel says that it broke internal sales records last Friday when it launched its first WiMAX capable smartphone - the record was previously held by both Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre.
­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 record pace of HTC EVO 4G sales led to temporary shortages of the device at some of the 22,000 sales locations across the United States, including Sprint retail stores, national retail partners including RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart, and indirect dealers. Additional shipments are arriving in retail stores on a regular basis with many stores seeing daily deliveries.

"HTC EVO 4G has more than lived up to our expectations that it would be one of the most anticipated technology products of the year," said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president - Product Development for Sprint. "We are working closely with our partners at HTC to increase the supply and get EVO 4G into the hands of everyone who wants one as quickly as possible."

The Sprint/Clearwire WiMAX network covers 43 million people and expects to have up to 120 million people covered by the end of 2010.


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