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Nexus One only sells 20,000 units in first week?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Jan 2010 20:03 User comments (10)

Nexus One only sells 20,000 units in first week? According to market analytics firm Flurry, the Google Nexus One only saw 20,000 units sold during launch week, an extremely low number under 1/10th the amount the Droid sold during its November launch week.
Flurry monitors over 10,000 applications in the Android Market and the iPhone App Store and was able to come up with the chart below from those analytics.

It is estimated that Verizon spent $100 million on marketing for the Droid, but Google has yet to make an aggressive TV push for the Nexus One, instead relying on word of mouth, Internet reviews and Google's Android phone site.

The numbers are not official, but here is what Flurry came up with:

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10 user comments

113.1.2010 20:30

Hmmmm....Did not know that the Nexus One was already released and I've been reading about it since the specs came out...

213.1.2010 21:31

How do they figure out phone unit sales based on sales of apps, exactly?

Anyway, BIG NELSON LAUGH, if true.

313.1.2010 21:37

Its after Xmas...what sells well after the Xmas rush?

413.1.2010 23:18

If existing customer's of TMO could buy the phone with out having to be up for an upgrade (like me , who has to wait till april) or if the unsubsidized prices wasn't as high i'm sure the phone would of sold more.

514.1.2010 6:19

I'm sure it will sell more when it opens up to other carriers.

614.1.2010 6:40

I'd rather have a Droid, to be honest. I don't want a visual keyboard.

714.1.2010 8:57

Originally posted by KSib:
I'd rather have a Droid, to be honest. I don't want a visual keyboard.
I thought the same thing, but after using the visual keyboard for a few messages, I can type nearly twice as fast than on a physical keyboard. It's not like the resistive touchscreen days when a visual keyboard was one of the most terrible parts of ones day. :p

814.1.2010 8:58

I didn't know it was out yet either. But even so...I wouldn't buy ANY phone on T-Mobile. With that said, i know i'm not the only one so that's probably why it's not selling. iPhone users learned and showed the way, that a great phone on a weak network sucks. So I'm sure people are holding off till it's available elsewhere.

And i don't doubt it's a great phone, but other than being jail broken what makes it any better than any other android powered phone?

914.1.2010 19:55

Originally posted by KSib:
I'd rather have a Droid, to be honest. I don't want a visual keyboard.
There's also a LOT of complaints about the DROID physical keyboard. ANY keyboard not a standard-sized computer keyboard is gonna get complaints, though.

1015.1.2010 23:57
llongtheD
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If it would have had Apples marketing machine behind it, it would have done much better. Apples people could sell a turd to people who already have too many turds.

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