In June 2010 HTC and Sprint released the HTC Evo 4G. The HTC Evo 4G was the first Android smartphone on Sprint’s WiMax 4G network. It also had the biggest screen, the latest version of HTC’s Sense UI, and the latest version of Android at the time. It was also the big giveaway at the 2010 Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco in May.
One year and 3 months later the HTC Evo 4G was still the best selling Android phone according to NPD. That seems in line with the rest of their research as the iPhone 4S (a year old) was the best selling smartphone in Q3 and the iPhone 3GS (2 years old) was the second best selling smartphone to date.
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As we said when we reported the same news about the HTC Evo 4G at the end of Q2, one thing this news signifies is that Android OEM’s should probably slow down and make one or two signature phones. Sure Samsung has the Galaxy S II but that’s just one of over 20 Android handsets the Korean based manufacturer has on the market right now.
HTC has some very strong models out right now like the HTC Rezound (on sale today), HTC Amaze 4G, and the HTC Sensation. HTC has had several Android devices wear the Evo branding on Sprint, but none that are clearly set to take the HTC Evo 4G’s place as the reigning Android smartphone.
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source: NPD via BGR