June 11, 2010: The HTC EVO 4G smartphone just launched, and reports are circulating that it's sold out nationwide. Sprint has reported that the EVO is breaking all its previous sales records -- although it inadvertently inflated -- and quickly corrected -- figures for first-day sales on Monday.
The EVO has a 4.3-inch screen, dual cameras -- an 8.0 megapixel primary and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera -- GPS, stereo Bluetooth, video sharing over Qik, Google mobile services, social media integration with Twitter, Flickr, and other services -- and a built- kickstand, to make watching video easier.
Though it's designed for 4G, the EVO is also doing well in non-4G markets, Sprint Nextel CFO Bob Brust told the Kansas City Business Journal. He also said the company is working hard to remedy the shortages. The Sprint 4G network, set up with partner Clearwire Corp., is in markets covering about 44 million people and may nearly triple by the end of this year.