Sprint's patchy stock of the HTC EVO 4G
has limited the impact of their early entrance into the 4G market, according to CEO Dan Hesse, telling the WSJ
that "we thought we would have more of a head start than we'll end up having." HTC says the delay in handsets is down to shortages in stocks of components like touchscreens, and that they're looking to new suppliers to boost production capacity; according to HTC spokesman Keith Nowak, the company is even monitoring flights to the US to get last-minute shipping space for the EVO 4G - and the Verizon Droid Incredible
, similarly in short supply - as it rolls fresh off the production line and thus speed up availability.