In the third quarter of 2009, AT&T added 2 million new accounts vs. 1.2 million for Verizon. But those were PD days for Big Red, Pre-DROID. The first week of November, Verizon launched the DROID and the device has rung up the cash register to the tune of more than 1 million units sold according to analysts polled by Reuters. For the calendar fourth quarter of 2009, AT&T grabbed 1.8 million new subscribers, but Verizon came close with 1.5 million new accounts opened. Pacific Crest Securities analyst Steve Clement said, "The momentum on the iPhone might be waning a bit. The Droid was successful for Verizon in the fourth quarter." In the current three month period, it was feared that the DROID would feel the heat of competition with the Android 2.1 flavored Nexus One, available only from Google. Unofficial figures showed just 20,000 N-Ones sold in the handset's first week. Still, there are other phones coming that could lean on both the iPhone and the DROID like T-Mobile's Windows Mobile beast, the HTC HD2. Sounds like cellphone fans in the U.S. will be the big winners.
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