San Francisco – Google (NASD: GOOG) sold about 20,000 of its Nexus One
smartphone during its first week on sale from the company’s website — far
below first-week sales of competitors like the Motorola Droid (250,000 units)
and the Apple iPhone 3G S (1.6 million units), according to data from mobile analytics
The figures mean that the Droid outsold the Nexus One by more than
12 times in its first week out, while the iPhone 3G S sold 80 times as many
Flurry notes that Google did not spend a great deal on launch marketing,
compared with Verizon’s $100 million campaign to launch the Droid, and did not
launch the Nexus One before the holiday shopping season.
Google declined to
comment on the Flurry figures for Wired.com, and a spokesperson said the
company is not disclosing sales data for the Nexus One.
I would be that if they had sold a couple of million units Google would be talking about the sales numbers.
The biggest problem I see is that this is being touted as a replacement for the iPhone. As an iPhone 3G user I was pretty excited to read the specs of the Nexus One, right up until I got to the part where it does not work on AT&T’s 3G network.
Now I’m just going to wait for the iPhone 4G. And before some smart*** posts that the iPhone also does not work on AT&T’s 3G network; I get great service here in the Baltimore area.