Remember one of our previous articles stating that there were an unbelievable number of sales made by Sprint in the sale of their HTC EVO 4G? Well, apparently it did not happen. Sprint says that it “miscalculated” the number of devices it actually sold. We had earlier reported that the EVO 4G carried by Sprint had broken its earlier records in a single day and sold three times the number devices that the Samsung Instinct and Unlocked Palm Pre devices sold in their first three days together. This came as quite a surprise to many around the country.
However, a retraction statement printed by Sprint suggests that it had overstated the total number of devices sold on launch day, “inadvertedly”. Instead of selling three times the number of devices of the Samsung Instinct and the Palm Pre, the EVO 4G sold a total number in line with these two phones. A press release of Sprint acknowledges the error stating, “We had previously stated that the total number of launch day sales of the EVO 4G was six times greater than the sales of the Samsung Instinct for the same day and nearly twice that of the Palm Pre. While sales for the HTC Unlocked ( EVO 4G ) continue to rise, we erred in comparison of these phones as the total number of sales of the EVO 4G were in line with those of the Instinct and Palm Pre. We now acknowledge our error in judgment and state that the total sales of the EVO 4G on launch day were in line with those of the Instinct and Palm Pre over the first three days.”
Well, there you have it, a complete apology directly on the website. So what is the final word? While, we should credit Sprint for actually going ahead and printing an apology, they should have really got their act together in the first place before going ahead and publishing untrue facts.