“Google Inc. sold about 80,000 Nexus One mobile phones in its first month on the market, roughly one-eighth the number of units the original Apple Inc. iPhone sold in its debut month, according to analytics group Flurry Inc.,” Scott Morrison reports for Dow Jones Newswires.
MacDailyNews Note: Apple sold one million iPhone 3G units in its first weekend and then repeated the feat, selling over one million iPhone 3GS units in its first weekend. The first month estimate for the iPhone 3G was roughly 3 million units. In other words, Nexus One, in a market paved by Apple’s original iPhone and primed by Apple’s marketing might, sold roughly 1/38th the number of iPhone 3G units that Apple sold in its debut month.
Morrison continues, “Observers have also been skeptical about Google’s decision to spend virtually nothing advertising the Nexus. Google briefly pitched the phone on its home page, but the link quickly disappeared… Perhaps more importantly, the early hype around the Nexus was quickly overshadowed by a series of reports about connectivity snafus, customer service shortcomings and eye-opening ‘recovery’ fees.”
Full article here.
LG Voyager, HTC Touch, BlackBerry Bold, Samsung Omnia, Sony Ericsson Xperia, BlackBerry Storm, Palm Pre, BlackBerry Storm 2, Motorola Droid, Google’s rebadged HTC Nexus One… Next?!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JES42” for the heads up.]