Gizmodo: Google’s rebadged HTC ‘Nexus One’ is a total flop

“74 days after the iPhone was introduced at $600 a pop (six hundred dollars), one million were sold. The Droid, at $200: 1.05 million. The Nexus One? An estimated 135,000 units. By any measure, that’s a total sales flop,” Jesus Diaz reports for Gizmodo. “Sure, the Nexus One is only sold online and though T-Mobile, but 135,000 units is a ridiculously tiny amount.”

“Even worse: The sales rate is declining. After its first month, the Nexus One sold 80,000 units. That’s means that only 55,000 additional units sold in the next month,” Diaz reports. “For a cellphone that is being named and talked about every single day by every single tech publication, and often mentioned in the mainstream media, that’s quite embarrassing.”

Diaz notes, “Apple’s iPad sold online, for a higher price and without no phone capabilities, yet it sold an estimated 152,000 units in the first weekend.”

MacDailyNews Note: That iPad figure is an unofficial guestimate.

Diaz continues, “Somewhere in Cupertino, someone is laughing this morning.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Maddog” for the heads up.]


  1. Does anybody think that there is a possibility that Eric and his cronies lay awake some nights, wondering if they made the right decision to screw Apple, and get into Apples game? Do they worry that in 2 or 3 years, Apple has successfully entered the mobile ad space and cost Google revenue by creating a competitor where one would not have been, and by losing their access to be there on the iPhone. If they have not, they should, because it is a very, very real possibility. Steve has publicly thrown down the gauntlet. Now if you will excuse me, I’m gonna grab some popcorn and watch this Battle of the Decade!

  2. My brother in law bought a Nexus One last Friday.

    We went skiing over the weekend.

    He spent an hour comparing iPhone to Nexus.

    On Monday – he returned Nexus for $50 restock fee.

    We now have a proud new iPhone owner.

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