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Motorola says Droid sales are still very strong

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jun 2010 13:36 User comments (7)

Motorola says Droid sales are still very strong Motorola co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha has said today that demand for the Droid smartphone are still "extremely" strong, despite strong sales of rival HTC Droid Incredible, which also sells through carrier Verizon.
Jha also notes that Motorola is suffering from supply constraints, just as HTC has said they are for the Incredible and the EVO 4G, which sells via Sprint.

The main supply issues are due to a shortage of screens from Samsung.

Says Jha: "(Droid) sales are going extremely well. If I could build more I'd sell more."

Looking to the future, Jha said four Motorola phones with 2010 release dates would have front-facing cameras used for video conferencing.

The EVO 4G and the iPhone 4 were the first phones with the ability for conferencing.

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7 user comments

110.6.2010 17:14

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The EVO 4G and the iPhone 4 were the first phones with the ability for conferencing.

In the US. Here in Jamaica we've had em running on 3g for years lol

210.6.2010 21:09

Originally posted by xyqo:
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The EVO 4G and the iPhone 4 were the first phones with the ability for conferencing.

In the US. Here in Jamaica we've had em running on 3g for years lol
i don't see why people want it really
maybe Skype but that is a separate app not a phone call
and even at that i never use it

310.6.2010 22:48

I know I don't want video calling...I would be half-tempted to crack it open and disable the camera!

411.6.2010 2:49

video over 3g is nearly a decade old in the UK.... its nothing new, but ofc when apple "invents" something, its new. didnt know you there were no mobile phones before the iphone? and no copy/paste before last year, and no 3g networks or phones that used tham before 2008?

511.6.2010 5:16

Did anyone watch that display that jobs did? I only watched pieces of it, but it seemed that he was having trouble making video calls because the WiFi was overloaded...does this mean that the iPhone 4G can only make video calls from WiFi? I guess that would make sense given AT&T's rule against any app that uses more than 64K bandwidth...and it wouldn't be the first time Apple released a new feature that they had no intention of enabling.

611.6.2010 6:46

yeah you are right KB, only via wifi. though becuase aparently its has very open standards otehr programs will be able to use it, so we could have skype intergrating it.

711.6.2010 14:16
sheri1983
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Originally posted by shaffaaf:
video over 3g is nearly a decade old in the UK.... its nothing new, but ofc when apple "invents" something, its new.
It's not that Apple "invented" it ... They just invented a form that people would want to use. That's all Apple's EVER done. They don't invent ANYTHING! They just take existing product lines and make a product you'll want to use.

Is the iPod the best MP3 player? Yes ... in terms of commercial success ... but many players had more features, better sound quality, and a lower price tag. The iPod just delivered the most useable experience.

When the iPhone first came out, it was laughably limited ... but simplicity/elegance of the design ensured it's success. At that time, my WM6 phone did way more than the iPhone, but I had to RTFM ever time I wanted to do anything remotely out of the ordinary.

Apple also was smart in their development of the much-maligned iTunes. Once people learned to use it for their iPod, it was relatively easy to transition to an iPhone, iPod Touch, and, now, iPad.

The iPad revolutionary? Not hardily. Netbooks have been around for ages. They just had a crappy user experience. The iPad, even though its functionality is very limited, has an experience people enjoy. The iPhone 4? Nothing amazing feature-wise ... and you're stuck with AT&T. But I imagine the user experience will be excellent.

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