I've been trying to get handle on some real Android activation figures by the 4 major US carriers and I mean all Android phones activated by all the current US carriers in 2010. This stuff I read about Verizons Droid sales being down considerably makes me wonder some of the reasons. Apple fanboys constantly claim Iphones sell more. Until now there was one carrier and only one Iphone model released a year so users had one source for the phones. If you take the combined activations across all US carriers of Android handsets for 2010 and compare them with the combined Iphone handset activations with ATT, which one comes out on top? That would be real numbers.
Apple had one source for their phones until this year. Android had many so its unfair for Apple fans to claim Android sold less than Iphone simply comparing with only Verizon activation figures.
Also since, in the case of Verizons models most who bought the original Droid in 09 were still locked into 2 year plans and thus many are still riding out their plans. I bet once the fall comes around well see a spike in sales as D1 users upgrade. Those who dove into DX's and DI's and D2's in the middle part of 2010 still have about a year and half before they are eligible for upgrades. And I am not even mentioning the Samsung, LG and lowline Moto android handset activations.
Many ATT users adopt the new model Iphones each year as they come out and I think tend to take 1 year plans more often so they upgrade more frequently. So each year around the same time as the a new Iphone is released Iphone sales jump. Thats the advantage of having only one model and one carrier.
What do ya all think?