It has now been revealed that a Sprint employee who leaked sales information of the Unlocked HTC (EVO 4G ) has been fired. The employee, whose name has not been released, disclosed information regarding sales of the HTC EVO 4G on the XDA-Developers forum. However, the information that was released turned out to be fake and so it is safe to assume that the employee is now regretting what he did.
While the actual number of units sold on the first two days was 66,483, Sprint had released a statement stating that sales of the HTC EVO 4G had resulted in record breaking numbers. In fact, it was claimed that the number of phones sold was so great that most stock supplies had sold out. However, a later retraction by Sprint stated that the total number of HTC EVO 4G phones sold was on par with those of the Samsung Instinct, and Palm Pre combined and not greater.
While it is anyone’s guess as to why Sprint might have fired the employee, here is one guess. The number of 66,483 is well, quite unflattering and as such it might only include the sales from the actual Sprint stores and not fromother retail stores such as Radio Shack, walmart or Best Buy. In other words, there are chances that there would be a much higher sales figure, had such success also been included in the final sales total. But since the employee had already published the figures, it reflected quite poorly on Sprint and after tracking him down, Sprint must have let him go.
Sprint managed to find the employee located in Florida and sent a member of their taskforce to personally let him know that he was being let off. However, according to us, Sprint went through all this trouble mainly on account of the fact that they thought they would have sold many more products. Do you think, if Sprint managed to sell 300,000 HTC Unlocked ( EVO 4G ) mobiles they would have gone through such trouble.