To fight off the iPhone 3G from Apple and AT&T Sprint launched the Samsung Instinct on June 20th. Sprint has now announced that the instinct has become its fastest selling EVDO handset ever and has broken sales records since its launch.
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The popularity of the device has cause shortages and the Instinct is currently unavailable in some areas according to Sprint. Sprint says that it and Samsung are working to get more inventory in Sprint stores across the nation. Shipments of the Instinct are coming in from Samsung daily says Sprint and more device will be available soon.
"We had high expectations going into the launch so our initial order to Samsung was the largest for any Sprint EVDO handset to date," said John Garcia, President of Sprint's Wireless Division. "The strong early response tells us that wireless customers recognize Instinct as a highly-innovative and convenient touch-screen device combined with the fast speeds available on the largest national mobile broadband network. In the first few days of availability, many Instinct devices were purchased by existing customers upgrading their wireless device - we thank our customers for their endorsement of this device, our Simply Everything pricing plan and our company."
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