Though, HTC's EVO 4G phone is facing the problem of short supply, an HTC spokesman pointed out that the corporation is toiling to ease demand.
In fact, HTC offers two difficult to get phones: the EVO 4G and the Droid Incredible that are being provided to Sprint and Verizon Wireless, respectively.
The EVo 4G was the topic of a Wall Street Journal report on Monday with Sprint Chief Executive, Dan Hesse, who observed that the firm's dominance in the 4G market has seemingly been diminished by the supply dearth. Another blog post also cited Hesse recommending that EVO 4G consumers carry an extra battery to lessen battery-life problems.
But on Sprint's web store, the message "Sold Out: More are on their way" is most often connected with the advertising page marketing the EVO 4G.
The country's third-biggest carrier, Sprint is experiencing fresh problems in its chase against rivals like AT&T and Verizon. The shortage of the EVO 4G is hindering its lead in the market.
HTC Spokesman, Dan Nowak said, "There's no way to really point at widget X and widget Y at this point. There's very high demand, and we're ramping up supply. Some chips and components are tougher to get than others".
Whilst the Journal meant that displays may be the hardest element to source, Nowak said that it wasn't the issue. The EVO 4G makes use of a more generic TFT display, whilst the Droid Incredible utilizes an AMOLED display that iSuppli, amongst others, has cautioned will be in little supply.