Some interesting news this morning about the original HTC EVO 4G handset: Apparently, according to NPD Group, the year-old phone was the bestselling Android device in the second quarter this year (between April and June), even selling better than other Android devices from Verizon or AT&T.
This may come as no surprise to readers of G&E, who are fully aware of how capable and competitive the handset remains, even when compared to newer Android handsets. However, it is interesting that Sprint would choose to stop selling the EVO 4G in October when it remains so popular.
Indeed, it is quite telling that the EVO 4G was the bestselling Android handset in spite of its exclusivity with only the third largest national wireless carrier. The only two phones that did better were the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS.
Could this most recent EVO 4G victory be a result of recent price cuts combined with customers flocking to Sprint as one of the last carriers with unlimited data? Whatever the cause, it’s fantastic to see the device do so well, and you can count on G&E continuing to provide comprehensive coverage of the EVO 4G even after Sprint officially says bye-bye.