Demand for the HTC EVO 4G has once again exceeded supply. This high-end Android OS smartphone debuted last Friday, but has been out of stock on Sprint's web site for close to half of the days since then.
The device's high-end feature set has attracted a lot of attention, and includes a very large, high-resolution touchscreen, fast processor, and 4G cellular-wireless networking. It will soon offer video chatting.
On its launch day, Sprint sold twice as many EVO 4G units as it had ever sold any previous smartphone in a single day. However, the carrier and HTC haven't been able to keep up with demand, and Sprint stores and website ran out of stock earlier this week. A fresh shipment came in a few days later but this new supply has also apparently been exhausted.
Sprint's website once again has a note saying "Sorry, this device is so hot we can't keep it on our virtual shelves. Check back later - more are on their way!"
The carrier is not taking pre-orders at this time, and there is no word on when the next shipment will arrive.
Overview of the HTC EVO 4G
The HTC EVO 4G is the first smartphone available in the U.S. with WiMAX. This very high-end model also a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a slim tablet shape, and 1 GHz Snapdragon processor.
It runs Google's Android OS, and has HTC Sense, this company's alternate user interface that expands on Google's standard one.
Other features include 8 GB of removable storage, GPS, an 8 megapixel camera, video conferencing, Wi-Fi, and much more.
It is available exclusively from Sprint, and is selling for $200 with a two-year contract.
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