Overland Park, Kan. -- U.S. telecommunications firm Sprint said sales of the HTC Evo 4G smart phone have been faster, by far, than any of its previous offerings.
The Android-based phone was launched Friday. In one day it outsold the first three days of the Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre phones combined, PCWorld reported Monday.
Sprint did not give out the number of Evo 4G phones it sold.
The phone was offered at 22,000 retail outlets, including Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart stores, some of which ran out of the phone temporarily.
Kevin Packingham, Sprint's senior vice president of product development, said the phone had "more than lived up to our expectations that it would be one of the most anticipated technology products of the year."