Those who want an HTC EVO 4G can once again go to Sprint’s website and put in an order. Demand for this high-end Android OS smartphone with a 4.3-inch display and WiMAX has been so high that it has been sold out for most of the last week.
The carrier clearly has received a new shipment, because its online store is once again taking orders for the device, something it hasn’t done since last Thursday.
Not a Unique Problem
In the last few months, smartphone makers have had difficulties meeting demand for most cutting-edge devices due to component shortages, especially for the large, high-resolution screens used by these models.
T-Mobile sold out of the HTC HD2 several times in the weeks after this Windows Mobile-based smartphone was released, and Verizon currently has the HTC Droid Incredible on backorder. Motorola’s CEO has admitted his company could sell more of the Motorola Droid if it could make more.
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.
Other features include 8 GB of removable storage, GPS, an 8 megapixel camera, video conferencing, video-out port, Wi-Fi, and much more.
It is available exclusively from Sprint, and is selling for $200 with a two-year contract.