Despite of the tough competition Sprint successfully unloaded upwards of 300,000 HTC EVO 4G handsets. But, however, the hue demand for the device seems to be outpacing the production capabilities of HTC, the Taiwanese company which developed and created the EVO 4G. As the Sprint website said: the EVO 4G is already sold out and there are no sign of possible ship date. This means that the company didn’t anticipate the huge demand for their device.
The HTC EVO 4G, who received positive reviews from users and expert reviewers, went on sale in June.
Keith Nowak, HTC spokesman, told the Wall Street Journal Sunday that the hold-up stems from a parts shortage – especially a touch screen which manufactured directly imported to Samsung. However, the company says that they will add more suppliers, and the company is currently “checking flights to the US to see if it can secure extra, last-minute carrying space.”
Jared Newman of PC World notes that the lack of HTC EVO 4G handsets could be a major opportunity for another much-hyped smartphone.
“The supply shortages for HTC’s Android phones pave the way for Motorola’s Droid X, which launches on Verizon this Thursday,” Newman writes and added: “That’s not to say getting a Droid X will be effortless. Best Buy won’t guarantee day-one availability, even for pre-orders, and Verizon also expects shortages”
The HTC EVO 4G had received hue recognitions for its software and hardware – and especially the bright, crisp, HD display – but some technical critiques were lukewarm on the 4G service.
“[D]uring peak hours, the Internet connection dropped several times in an hour and though it would reconnect within a minute or two, it was nonetheless frustrating,” the team at CNET noted.