20,000 Nexus One units sold in week one?

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20,000 Nexus One units sold in week one?
According to analytics firm Flurry, only 20,000 units of the highly touted Android superphone, the Nexus One, were sold in the first week of availability. As a comparison, the Motorola DROID sold 250,000 units in its first week on sale and the iPhone 3GS had a sales figure of 1.6 million handsets in its first week. Part of the problem when making this comparison is that the DROID and iPhone are sold through online and brick and mortar sales by each phone's carrier (Verizon and AT&T respectively in the U.S.) and with the iPhone, sales also occur through Apple's online and physical stores. The N-One is available only through Google's web site with 3G connectivity provided by T-Mobile. Flurry notes that the device has the most advanced Android OS in the world (Android 2.1, but other Android handsets will soon upgrade to the same OS build) and unique features, but the early buzz harmed sales by raising expectations too highly. And whereas Verizon pushed the DROID with a massive ad campaign, the Nexus One is being advertised solely on Google's web page. But things will surely improve for the device. Currently, the N-One offers 3G service in the U.S. only to customers of T-Mobile but in the spring, customers of the Nation's largest carrier-Verizon Wireless-will be able to buy the handset from Google and get Verizon's 3G service. Not only will that open up the device to more than 80 million potential customers, it could also take sales away from the DROID which is currently sold at Verizon on an exclusive basis.

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1. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009


2. breuker19

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I'm reading alot of news site that Verizon won't be selling the Nexus One through there stores or online but only through Google. If thats the case there will still be no "brick and mortar"backing this phone up. Also Verizon can deflect customer issues onto Google and we have heard how that has worked out. I want this phone...just a little wary of being on the test run for Google. Question for you all..Do we think the price will be the same as t-mobile contract or will Verizon shoot us with the $299 with $100 mail in?

8. darthray

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

maybe 299 since it will be a new phone with popular demand. Hope fully 179. I get my upgrade in april but feel it might be irrelevant because Dont know it will be eligible with Google.

3. dswatson83

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

it could also have to do with tmobile. I'm sure if it had come out on verizon, the results would be better. I'm sure this device would sell way more too if we could actually see and play with it. Especially because its big advantage is that 3.8" amoled display. I'm not going to want it when I can't see it. With 2.5 years since the original iphone, you would think they could get it right.

4. icarus

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

this will be a bomb on VZW. No reps will talk about, reccommend or support this device, since it's only online. No commission = not caring

5. breuker19

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

thats funny and true....on the other hand Blackberry must be good on commission because any time i go into the local VZW store and tell them i'm looking at smartphones all they push is blackberry

6. dswatson83

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

no verizon customers would buy the device because they should have it available on their own network soon, I'm sure you won't find any att members jumping away from their iphones to tmobile for this, and frankly the upcoming hd2 would keep some tmobile customers in waiting. Not alot of market share available for google on this one.

7. 1eye4u

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 17, 2009


9. 1eye4u

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 17, 2009

Low sales volume of NexusOne not at all surprising: 2. no available models to touch/feel/examine/play with before you buy? Even T-Mobile stores don't carry working models. No customer service available. Other than the fancy pictures and graphics, FAQs and ads, there's nobody to talk to over there. 1. no 3G for AT&T network. Many folks actually HAVE to go with AT&T which has the best coverage for where they live and work. 3. ridiculous ETF amounts from Google AND T-Mobile. Google has become so arrogant (and clueless) about Customer Service it's almost laughable to see where they're perched. Try looking into Google blogs and see where all the complaints about Google go (nowhere). Suggestions/complaints about the iGoogle sidebar, Chrome options, etc etc. Google never listens to anybody except themselves.

10. kilari

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 28, 2009

And remember googles fake slogan is "don't be evil." But I guess bad customer service isn't nessessarily EVIL. Sidenote. So insted of typing this comment in on my Pixi I am using my G1. Holy crap this browser sucks in comparison to the WebOS browser. Also this keyboard sucks. I forgot why I never used my G1 for internet. Honestly imo Android sucks in comparison to Webos. I used to crazy about it till I got my Pixi. But i'd still take android over an iphone. Cus I'm not a gay fish like Kanye.

11. prettyboy1974

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Do you feel gay, as a man saying I have a Pixi? Just a question.


Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA +1 for that prettyboy. that made my day.

12. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

imagine the $500 ETF!! stocking fee+contract calcellation with google+tmobiles ETF!..owweeee!


Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

I believe Google really messed up with this device. The device itself is amazing, it really is...but for them to only sell it thru themselves and not let the wireless provider put it on the shelves is a HUGE mistake, just like "icarus" said, none of the reps will promote this device. If a rep doesnt have the phone in stock and will not get a comission...that device does not matter, might as well not even exist. I know this because I am a VZW rep and I would not promote this device whatsoever. Google really messed up big time. The Nexus would have easily outsold the DROID by a long shot. Also I would be happy to put the blame on someone else when there is a problem with a phone...rather than acting like it is Verizons defective device we now can say its not our problem. :)

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