Sprint is the only carrier in the US at the moment with a 4G network, and sales of the first Android 4G smartphone, the HTC Evo 4G on the network have been good, with some analysts reporting as many as 300,000 units sold since launch.
The HTC EVO 4G is currently sold out on Sprint, and the shortages of the Evo 4G may end up having an effect on Sprint, as it may hold them back in their lead against other carriers on their 4G network.
The demand for the HTC Evo 4G is high, but HTC and Sprint are having trouble filling the demand at the moment, mainly due to screen display shortages from Samsung who supply the displays for the Evo 4G.
While speaking to the WSJ, Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse had this to say about their 4G network, we thought we would have more of a head start than we’ll end up having, there are no details on how long the shortage of the HTC Evo 4 will last.
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