Overland Park, Kan. – Sprint (NYSE: S) announced on Monday that the HTC EVO, the
first U.S. handset to support faster 4G networking, broke its sales record for
a single phone sold in one day on Friday.
The company did not break out actual
sales figures, but noted that strong sales led to temporary shortages of the
device at retailers including Sprint stores, RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart.
In addition to support for Sprint’s nascent 4G network — currently available
in 33 markets — the HTC EVO sports a 4.3-inch screen, 8-megapixel camera and support
for HD video recording.
The HTC EVO retails for $299 with a two-year contract
with Sprint, and requires a $10-per-month data fee for 4G access.