“Google’s first directly marketed smartphone is off to a rough start. It received generally favorable initial reviews, but the crowd is turning. It’s being picked apart for lacking tech support by phone and the possibility of incurring up to $550 in early termination fees,” Rick Aristotle Munarriz reports for The Motley Fool.
“The damage is done, and it’s apparently even keeping pioneer buyers away. Mobile analytics specialist Flurry is estimating that Nexus One sold a measly 20,000 Nexus One handsets in its first week on the market,” Munarriz reports.
MacDailyNews Note: For perspective, Flurry’s numbers say: Apple’s iPhone 3GS sold 1,600,000 units, Motorola’s Droid sold 250,000, and myTouch3G sold 60,000 in their first week.
Munarriz continues, “Some may blame the low visibility of Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile as the initial Nexus One carrier, but it had no problem moving three times as many handsets of the similarly Android-powered myTouch 3G, according to Flurry.”
“Let’s give Nexus One more than a few weeks before writing it off,” Munarriz writes. “I still don’t see a blockbuster here, of course.”
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