New Android products being outsold by Apple iPhone 3GS and the original iPad

New Android products being outsold by Apple iPhone 3GS and the original iPad
A report from tech analyst Michael Walkley from Canaccord Genuity claims that at AT&T and Verizon, older versions of Apple's mobile devices are outselling some current Android models. In a note to clients this morning, the analyst wrote, "Interestingly, our April checks indicated continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, as these older generation products with reduced prices often outsold new Android products. We believe this highlights Apple's significant competitive advantage, and these older products help Apple offer a tiered pricing strategy at key channels."

Walkley discovered that at AT&T stores, the $49 Apple iPhone 3GS was outselling Android powered devices like the HTC Inspire 4G and the Motorola ATRIX 4G. At Verizon, the 16GB and 32GB versions of the original Apple iPad sold out two weeks after the sequel model was launched. The analyst also discovered that Android is taking market share away from Windows Phone 7 handsets, but is not yet invading the iPhone space. He also notes that while Android as a whole has outsold the iPhone because of the large amount of different phones using Google's open source OS, there has been no other single smartphone that has outsold Apple's device.

Despite reports that the HTC ThunderBolt is outselling the Apple iPhone 4 at Verizon, Walkley says that it is the latter that is the top seller for Big Red. He expects that to continue throughout the year as customers existing 2 year contracts expire, allowing them to purchase Apple's phone with a subsidy.

The analyst also wrote that the Apple iPad is the best selling tablet while competing devices like the Motorola XOOM and the BlackBerry PlayBook have had "modest sales".

source: AppleInsider

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