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Over 80,000 Nexus One units sold in January

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Over 80,000 Nexus One units sold in January
The latest Android phone to take the platform’s spotlight took a slightly different approach when it comes to the general operating model on selling a phone. Google’s very own flagship handset, the Nexus One, may seem a bit modest when Google reported selling 80,000 units sold in January – that may not be the most impressive numbers for a highly prized phone, but there is an undercover blockbuster lurking behind those figures. Motorola or Apple may not look at those numbers as being considered imposing right now, but they soon may start to raise concern when sales for the handset have been steady and decently strong. Since its release, Google sold 20,000 Nexus One Android phones during its first week and have been pumping out approximately the same amount per week so far. The most impressive figures will come as Google anticipates the launch of the handset on Verizon; which of course has the largest base of customers out of all the domestic wireless carrier. Put in the rumors about a 3G enabled version for AT&T – you’ve got yourself a recipe for some devastating numbers down the road. As Google learns from its mistakes during the whole process of launching their first handset, we know their support for the handset will continue to grow and improve – making the experience for consumers a bit more tolerable to swallow.

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source: Wall Street Journal via IntoMobile


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)


Their direct to consumer model will only work if they open it to all carriers. Tmobile as the only carrier to get a subsidy so far is mindblowing and terribly lame

posted on 06 Feb 2010, 07:44

3. biggles (Posts: 208; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Well, they're opening it to Verizon for certain, and we've heard rumblings of AT&T and Sprint as well. Seemingly, the big four will all support this phone eventually. The one carrier launch is annoying, but you're breaking a long standing paradigm in the US mobile market. You add carriers one at a time, space them out, and give them each time to generate sales. Slow and steady.

posted on 06 Feb 2010, 04:09

2. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


That's no different than Palm did with Web OS and Sprint. Give it time vzw is next with the other carrier coming later

posted on 06 Feb 2010, 09:51

4. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)


Sounds promising, but difference is that unlike tmobile, i don't think verizon will be offering any subsidy on the nexus one. If you're a verizon customer, then your going to be able to purchase this phone, but it will be at the retail price. How many verizon customers will pay full retail for the phone and avoid a two-year contract and a potential ETF will be the real test. I personally plan to buy one when it comes out for verizon in a month or two.

posted on 06 Feb 2010, 09:59

5. prettyboy1974 (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


First off, how do you know that? Second, do you think Verizon would sit back when every other carrier subs this phone and not do it to. Thirdly, you made that long statement about how no one will buy it at retail, only to follow it up by saying "I personally plan to buy one when it comes out for Verizon in a month or two." Wow, let's recap, you made up an entirely fictional statement, only to discredit your own belief. Umm..... you get an "F"

posted on 07 Feb 2010, 11:34

11. redstu36 (Posts: 37; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)


jundibasam stated a question about the public at large not buying the N1 if it is not subbed by VZW and his own personal decision to buy the phone. These are NOT contradictory statements. The statement concerning whether VZW customers would pay full retail was more of a question or a supposition rather than a statement of fact or opinion.

posted on 06 Feb 2010, 11:48

6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


LOL, pretty boy u called him out before i could :) have u ever known vzw to launch a phone at full retail?? what precident are you using for this? Imaginationland VZW? No, like ALL OTHER VZW phones and the Tmobile version, there will be a subsidy for a contract. The question is, will it still be online order only, or will VZW make google give them instore stock? even if you lowball it and say they throw 20k per week, per carrier when all carriers launch it, thats about 1,120,000 sold per year. If they fix their silly requirements and make them availible in stores as well, id quadruple that number.. big stuff.

posted on 06 Feb 2010, 13:36

7. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)


I am there with you on the numbers. I work for Verizon Wireless and I had a T-Mobile customer come up to me with it and I got to play with the device. It's amazing. On top of that, it looks a lot like the IPhone physically and lets face it, people buy the IPhone just because of the look. Google is not going to be stupid when it comes to this device. They will let us subsidize it and I can see them letting us have it in the store due to our relationship with them. That being the case, I can easily see them selling close to 5 million of this device alone. Now the only other thing I am waiting for is the tablet that Google and Motorola are working on :-)

posted on 07 Feb 2010, 11:41

12. redstu36 (Posts: 37; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)


Do you think that VZW will sell 5M of these devices, subsidized, if all current VZW customers(ones that are in the market for a smartphone) are locked into contracts after buying their Droids back in the fall?

posted on 06 Feb 2010, 16:10

8. testman22 (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


I was going to wait for N1 on verizon but ran out of patience and just bought a droid. Now that I've done so I don't regret my decision at all. The extra speed of 1 gig would be nice, but the droid is plenty fast for me. I'll definitely take the hit in processor speed knowing that I have verizonwireless tech support available at a call away (which obviously will not be an option when the nexus1 is released)

posted on 06 Feb 2010, 16:51

9. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


Google is pragmatic and don't seem to follow standard business practices, but they did build a hell of a phone :) I'm personally thinking Google has a soft spot for T-mobile since they were the original Android launch partners...

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