HTC Evo 4G goes platinum

The HTC Evo 4G – which hit the steamy summer streets on Friday – has already gone platinum with temporary shortages reported across the US.

“Friday sales of HTC EVO 4G marked the largest quantity of a single phone sold in one day ever for Sprint – the record was previously held by both Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre,” confirmed Sprint CEO Dan Hesse.

“In addition, the total number of HTC EVO 4G devices sold on launch day was three times the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined.”

According to Hesse, the “record pace” of HTC EVO 4G sales have led to  “temporary shortages” of the device at some of the 22,000 sales locations across the United States.

“[However], Sprint and HTC are diligently working around the clock to increase inventory in all sales channels. Additional shipments are arriving in retail stores on a regular basis with many stores seeing daily deliveries,” added Hesse.

The Android-powered HTC Evo 4G features a 1GHz processor, 4.3-inch screen, dual 8MP video camera, a front-facing 1.3MP camera, HDMI out and built-in mobile hotspot for up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices.