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The story goes like this: Sprint employee posts Evo 4G launch sales figures at XDA Developers. Sprint finds out. Post is killed. Employee is invited into a back room by a "forensics" team, which proceeds to show said employee all of his online transgressions, which may or may not involve videos of cute kittens. Regardless, dude was summarily let go, but not before MobileCrunch snagged the numbers out of a Google-cached page.

“according to sprint we as a [company] have sold 66,483 theres a whole bunch of stores though that dont have any more inventory i dont think any major city sprint does”

So if that's true, the Evo 4G sold more than 65,000 units at Sprint's branded stores, and who know how many more at other outlets, such as Radio Shack. Of course, there's no telling just how true any of this may be. But it may add a little clarity to Sprint's slightly confused boasting of sales numbers. Now the question is how long the Evo will ride the wave. [via MobileCrunch]

 

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Sprint employee reportedly fired for leaking Evo 4G launch figures

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So Sprint corporate stores sold 65K+ on the first day. I know for a fact that Best Buy and Radio Shack sold at least this many combined. I am guessing that around 150,000 were sold on the first day, which is "in line" with the updated speculative numbers. Evo4G FTW!

That doesn't seem like much, unless the number is only for the launch day, but it sounds about in line with what the pre supposedly sold on its launch weekend.

-Edit - ecoteric makes a good point, if RS and BB sold in similar numbers.

Looks like Sprint just wants to pad the numbers . I personally don't care what the numbers are since I don't hold stock in either company. But if the numbers are right it looks like the phone did pretty good. Considering those are only the units sold in store and not online and at other third party retailers.

Doesn't seem like much... but then again, not bad.

Those are just launch figures, right? So first day?

Phone is over-hyped anyway...HTC Incredible is the whole package...smaller, better display, faster, more network coverage, etc

Oh yeah...

More expensive.
NOT faster.
Slower 3g speeds
One camera
Can't use it in the sun
Some prefer the larger screen. Like me.
No YoutubeHQ
No 4g access
No Mobile hotbot.

But wait, incredible is better right?

More expensive? Same $199 each. If you don't need 'everything', Verizon plan is cheaper. I have family plan, 1 w data, 1 wo. Minimum plan. Costs $100. On Sprint I'd be forced to pay $140-150 including the $10 extra fee for 4G that isn't.

Not faster? Maybe not faster, but really screaming fast. They're both fast.
Can't use it in the sun? Incredible doesn't do that bad. Blacks are better.
No youtubeHQ? Not true. If on WiFi, does HQ. If on 3G, big step of going to Menu, select High Quality.

Incredible is a nice phone w awesome Verizon coverage.
EVO is a very nice phone on Sprint with a history of bad customer service and extra $10/mo premium just because.

10 bucks a month extra for data usage. 80 bucks a month is still less than the verizon unlimited plan. and yes you have to compare apples to apples to be fair. Sprint Unlimited to Verizon Unlimited.

See and that's all right? Nothing about what you just said explains your "incredible is better" claim. That plan you have is very expensive for what you are getting. Sprint would not force you to pay that much unless you had an Evo which requires data and the $10 data charge. Even with the data charge, I pay much less than what I would with Verizon, and I get faster 3g and an available 4g network. Sprint's customer service is fantastic now. History is history. The $10 feature gives me unlimited data, which I need. That is enough for me.

Yes they are both just as fast as the other since they have identical hardware.

Blacks are better, yes. Still can't see it in the sun.

There is no argument here. Aside from form factor (which is purely subjective) Evo is the better device.
Verizon overcharges you for a large but slow 3g network and now its getting ready to charge you for "buckets" of data, making their unlimited plans (which they don't really have) completely void. I have yet to understand why everyone wets their pants every time they hear the name Verizon. There is no reason for it. The one thing I will admit is that they have the largest coverage available, which is good, but that certainly doesn't mean they have the best network. They don't.

Oh yeah...

More expensive.
NOT faster.
Slower 3g speeds
One camera
Can't use it in the sun
Some prefer the larger screen. Like me.
No YoutubeHQ
No 4g access
No Mobile hotbot.

But wait, incredible is better right?

The EVO smokes the incredible n u knw that so I knw ur just hating that u can have an EVO

The figures the employee leaked were not even correct. The total figure from Sprint stores alone, is much higher.

I love my EVO...Verizon's plans are ridiculous and overpriced. You have to pay an extra $30 just for having a smartphone! (means your screwed if u have a family plan). The only (and I do mean ONLY) thing the incredible has over the EVO is the 8Gb of internal memory compared to the 1 Gb in the EVO (which ships with an 8 Gb SD card). You will spend an average of $20 more a month for Verizon!