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Sprint: Yeah OK, We Didn't Sell That Many HTC EVO 4G Phones

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HTC EVO 4GRemember when Sprint said the total number of HTC EVO 4G devices sold on its launch day was three times the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined, last Monday?

Yeah, that didn’t really happen.

The company now admits it had “inadvertently overstated” the launch day sales of the HTC phone, and that in reality it was in line with the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined. That makes a world of difference.

The press release, which you can still find on the Sprint website, has been updated with the following statement:

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.

In case you hadn’t noticed, we have published three different takes on the HTC EVO 4G so far, by MG Siegler, Matt Burns at MobileCrunch and now Michael Arrington.

The gist of their reviews: don’t buy it.

The news of the numbers mix-up on Sprint’s behalf has now led analysts to also cut their sales predictions, assisted by the fact that the phone has sold out in most outlets across America, while additional stock is low.

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