Device shortages can cause a lot of unexpected problems for wireless networks and Sprint has fallen victim. Sprint’s HTC Evo was arguably the most highly anticipated device coming in 2010 and just after the Evo launched in early June, Sprint was confident and determined to stake their claim as a leading wireless network. Shortly after the Evo launch, HTC began to slow down manufacturing the device due to a shortage of AMOLED displays from Samsung and the domino effect had begun.

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse is not pleased with HTC and why should he be? HTC has switched to the Sony TFT LCD display, but devices are not coming fast enough. Hesse believed that with the HTC Evo on the Sprint network, Sprint would have a head start. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network has already started to roll out and is faster than Sprint’s 4G and followed by AT&T and Verizon’s LTE networks coming early next year, Sprint will again be left in the dust with their slower WiMax.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Do you think this shortage is affecting Sprint’s run to be a top contender in the wireless market? Leave your comments below.

  • RockTripod

    Cannot wait for T-Mo HSPA+. It just proves 4G is a name, nothing more.

  • RockTripod

    Cannot wait for T-Mo HSPA+. It just proves 4G is a name, nothing more.

  • RockTripod

    Cannot wait for T-Mo HSPA+. It just proves 4G is a name, nothing more.

  • BarQsRB

    It’s a shame, I was ready to buy it and can not, Good thing this happens, people have time for buyers remorse and end up not ever getting it, I would still love to get one, but not at the level I did last week. Not likely to buy now, unfortunately, Sprint is the victim here, how many others have likely given up as well.

  • BarQsRB

    It’s a shame, I was ready to buy it and can not, Good thing this happens, people have time for buyers remorse and end up not ever getting it, I would still love to get one, but not at the level I did last week. Not likely to buy now, unfortunately, Sprint is the victim here, how many others have likely given up as well.

  • BarQsRB

    It’s a shame, I was ready to buy it and can not, Good thing this happens, people have time for buyers remorse and end up not ever getting it, I would still love to get one, but not at the level I did last week. Not likely to buy now, unfortunately, Sprint is the victim here, how many others have likely given up as well.

  • mimeis-3

    The Evo is an awesome device. Even on 3g the upload is surprisingly fast. Could only wonder what 4g is like. I do not live in a 4g area. I could hardly imagine how much better t-mobiles HSPA could be. I have my phone but have been waiting a month for my wifes. I have great reception and at 79$/mo/everything unlimited included for this superphone(139$/mo family plan), T-mobile,ATT, or Verizon cannot even touch that.
    Love this phone, no regrets, Am willing to wait. Hopefuly supply will improve soon.

  • mimeis-3

    The Evo is an awesome device. Even on 3g the upload is surprisingly fast. Could only wonder what 4g is like. I do not live in a 4g area. I could hardly imagine how much better t-mobiles HSPA could be. I have my phone but have been waiting a month for my wifes. I have great reception and at 79$/mo/everything unlimited included for this superphone(139$/mo family plan), T-mobile,ATT, or Verizon cannot even touch that.
    Love this phone, no regrets, Am willing to wait. Hopefuly supply will improve soon.

  • mimeis-3

    The Evo is an awesome device. Even on 3g the upload is surprisingly fast. Could only wonder what 4g is like. I do not live in a 4g area. I could hardly imagine how much better t-mobiles HSPA could be. I have my phone but have been waiting a month for my wifes. I have great reception and at 79$/mo/everything unlimited included for this superphone(139$/mo family plan), T-mobile,ATT, or Verizon cannot even touch that.
    Love this phone, no regrets, Am willing to wait. Hopefuly supply will improve soon.

  • dbdave087

    I have the phone the only real problem is if not on 3g it will not load web pages

  • dbdave087

    I have the phone the only real problem is if not on 3g it will not load web pages

  • dbdave087

    I have the phone the only real problem is if not on 3g it will not load web pages

  • http://www.evo4gforum.com Dionne Travaglio

    I am one of those people that puts their entire life on their own phone so I got a Centro way back when and loved it- so customizable (color coding things like calendar appointments is a MUST for me) and easy to use. The Pre came out and I was loving it… but… well… it just lacked some ‘me’ things. So, whenever I saw all that Android could do…. well I was quite thrilled. I was blessed to have found 1 cell phone left in stock at a Radio Shack 40 miles away last weekend and I’ve been enjoying and customizing ever since.

  • http://www.evo4gforum.com Dionne Travaglio

    I am one of those people that puts their entire life on their own phone so I got a Centro way back when and loved it- so customizable (color coding things like calendar appointments is a MUST for me) and easy to use. The Pre came out and I was loving it… but… well… it just lacked some ‘me’ things. So, whenever I saw all that Android could do…. well I was quite thrilled. I was blessed to have found 1 cell phone left in stock at a Radio Shack 40 miles away last weekend and I’ve been enjoying and customizing ever since.

  • http://www.evo4gforum.com Dionne Travaglio

    I am one of those people that puts their entire life on their own phone so I got a Centro way back when and loved it- so customizable (color coding things like calendar appointments is a MUST for me) and easy to use. The Pre came out and I was loving it… but… well… it just lacked some ‘me’ things. So, whenever I saw all that Android could do…. well I was quite thrilled. I was blessed to have found 1 cell phone left in stock at a Radio Shack 40 miles away last weekend and I’ve been enjoying and customizing ever since.

  • chad w

    I am a premier customer of sprint and have been for 2 years but I have been trying since july 1st to get an EVO. 22 days later I have lost alot of confidence in sprint. How can you spend millions on marketing a product and not even have it available?? I could see a week or maybe 2 but I have been on a waiting list for 22 days and counting… Sad Sad Sad

  • chad w

    I am a premier customer of sprint and have been for 2 years but I have been trying since july 1st to get an EVO. 22 days later I have lost alot of confidence in sprint. How can you spend millions on marketing a product and not even have it available?? I could see a week or maybe 2 but I have been on a waiting list for 22 days and counting… Sad Sad Sad

  • chad w

    I am a premier customer of sprint and have been for 2 years but I have been trying since july 1st to get an EVO. 22 days later I have lost alot of confidence in sprint. How can you spend millions on marketing a product and not even have it available?? I could see a week or maybe 2 but I have been on a waiting list for 22 days and counting… Sad Sad Sad