Overland Park,
Kan. –
Sprint (NYSE: S) on Wednesday
recanted its statement from Monday where it claimed the HTC EVO 4G smartphone,
which launched on Friday, had broken a particular sales record.

While the
company reiterated that the EVO broke the company’s single-day sales record for
a handset, it said that EVO sales were not in fact "three times the number
of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on
the market combined."

Sprint clarified that first-day EVO sales were six
times greater than launch day sales of the Instinct and nearly twice the launch
day sales for Palm Pre.

CNET cited BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk, who now
estimates Sprint sold 150,000 EVO units over the first weekend, down from an
earlier forecast of 250,000-300,000 units.


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