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How Many EVO's will be presold

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eieio, May 21, 2010.

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How many Evo will be Sold/Preordered on July 4th??

Poll closed Jun 20, 2010.
  1. 50K

    21 vote(s)
    12.6%
  2. 100K

    39 vote(s)
    23.4%
  3. 200K

    38 vote(s)
    22.8%
  4. 300k or more

    69 vote(s)
    41.3%
  1. eieio

    eieio Well-Known Member
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    Ok it's betting time. How many Evo's do you think will be presold and sold on June 4th??
     

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  2. SprintFun

    SprintFun Well-Known Member
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    175,000.

    I'd like to go higher, but trying to be realistic.
     
  3. bunnymud

    bunnymud Well-Known Member
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    Offshore oil rig designer
    Houston
    Over 9000
     
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  4. Bek

    Bek Well-Known Member
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    I don't think as many as they COULD be pre-selling, if they'd actually oh... I dunno... ADVERTISE to the GENERAL PUBLIC maybe?
     
  5. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member
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    I'm betting 50k or less. I don't think Sprint has put a lot into the pre-order marketing. Sprint itself is not doing pre-orders. Sprint's CFO very publicly stated that there will not be shortages (so I think they're sitting on a pretty sizeable inventory) which negates people's need to pre-order. The $10 question is a barrier and effectively killed pre-order rush from most people on the fence or coming from another carrier. Pre-order would have been great if the release date was before Memorial day weekend and a full 7-10 days before the iPhone media blast begins, but it didn't happen. And the biggest reason - there really is no incentive to pre-order that's known (no free services, no free extras/accessories, not even a sticker).

    I bet the employees who plan Sprint office parties could have come up with better marketing in a one-hour meeting than the actual Sprint marketing team and executives have.
     
  6. Fazz

    Fazz Active Member
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    I say around 20k, probably less.


    They only had 40k people sign up for the information on sprint.com/evo.
     
  7. SprintFun

    SprintFun Well-Known Member
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    Jeez...I guess I'm way over-optimistic LOL.
     
  8. NiCK Crush

    NiCK Crush Well-Known Member
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    SprintFun, I love your avatar... Does it come in Michigan State? :D
     
  9. Bek

    Bek Well-Known Member
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    You have a source for that?
     
  10. SprintFun

    SprintFun Well-Known Member
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    Nah, its a custom job :D

    I use this as my avatar on the sports related site I post on - feel free to use it :cool:

    [​IMG]

    It's from a MSU v Michigan game earlier this year - I absolutely love it. A lot of people may not understand it, but it's totally awesome if you do.
     
  11. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member
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    Bet there's something like that in Columbus, OH too. BTW - gonna have to imagine two new faces in those photos soon b/c neither of those guys is going to make it through this season. Guy on right - gone immediately after the OSU-UM game. Guy on left - gone as soon as it's clear the Wolves are going miss the NCAA Big Dance.

    WV got a better hardwood coach. Still looking for the right gridiron coach there though.:)
     
  12. hopalee

    hopalee Well-Known Member
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    San Antonio, TX
    Hey Bek, it said it on the e-mail that went out to the people who signed up on Sprint's website to be notified when the Evo was coming out. It said 46,000 I believe.
     
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  13. mangosinslo

    mangosinslo Well-Known Member
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    i'm gonna say atleast 100k. i work for RS and the verification code that goes with each preorder appears to be sequential. assuming that's right, we're lookin at atleast 45k as of last week
     
  14. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Well-Known Member
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    sunny california
    nope.. I am with ya :D
     
  15. drksilenc

    drksilenc Well-Known Member
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    the pre info thing was mainly for us geeks that paid attention to ctia. now that reviews are going up everywhere there are also flyers in bb and rs not to mention adds all over the internet. dont forget this is the weekend for the sprint nextel cup so this is prbly where the advertising begins
     
  16. myersn024

    myersn024 Well-Known Member
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    I don't have a clue, but it'll be at least two: mine and the one that my wife is getting :)
     
  17. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member
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    That email should have made it possible to pre-order from the Sprint site, but it didn't. So it was a quickly read and trashed piece of info-spam that will not have accomplished what it could have.

    It was like being told there's a party and all the things that would be happening there, but not being told when the party was, how to get in, or what/if you needed to bring/do anything special.

    Not letting the marketing creativity flow on this campaign....:thinking:
     
  18. kenttz

    kenttz Member
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    I honestly dont think Sprint will sell as many as they could since they arent advertising the phone much. Yea you see the phone on some sites but not on tv yet. You see how many Driod commercials Verizon has thrown. The only Sprint commercial I see lately have been the 4g ones. I mean the phone is coming out in 2 weeks and nothing, just another great Sprint failure in advertising :(.
     
  19. SprintFun

    SprintFun Well-Known Member
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    In regards to advertising, I have a hunch that it will kick off tomorrow night :)
     
  20. VGPOP

    VGPOP Well-Known Member
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    I thought it was 400,000+
     
  21. eieio

    eieio Well-Known Member
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    so did I. Thought it was 450K if I remember correctly
     
  22. drksilenc

    drksilenc Well-Known Member
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    i will laugh hardcore at apple if it sells over what the iphone does in the first 90
     
  23. eieio

    eieio Well-Known Member
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    does that include the 5k that Google bought? :D
     
  24. legacy

    legacy Well-Known Member
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    125k. IF they have some commercials. They also need to start marketing the SenseUI more. The general public doesn't care about huge specs that they don't know what they mean. They want useability like Apple. Tell them how EASY TO USE it is!!!!! No need to say 1GZ Processor in every commercial. Say 2x faster than... Don't say "HDMI out", say "plugs into your HDTV". The general consumer is dumb, and there are much more of them than us tech savvy people.

    Also, market to business customers. Let them know that the phone has Exchange support, and that you can see your whole email like it was meant to be seen (unlike on a Blackberry). Just got an email from HP yesterday that was an unreadable mess on my Blackberry. Looked fine on the iPhone.
     
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  25. Roman G.

    Roman G. No-Posting Probation
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    I am going with the 200,000+:D
     
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