Droid Sales marching towards 1 million

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    Motorola and Verizon’s $100 million marketing push seems to be paying off: The much-ballyhooed Droid smartphone made by Motorola and powered by Google’s Android 2.0 OS is inching toward its goal of a million devices sold during the fourth quarter of 2009. The two companies have thus far sold between 700,000 and 800,000 Droids, according to data collected by RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue.

    Broadpoint AmTech analyst Mark McKechnie estimated a few weeks ago that Motorola was going to sell 600,000 Droids. Looks like we have gone well past those estimates. McKechnie expected Motorola to sell about a million Android-based phones during the quarter. Demand for Droid might be stronger than previously indicated, Sue’s numbers show.

    Droid Nears Its Million-Device Target – GigaOM
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    I was trying to find out how many iphones AT&T has in service, but all the info I find seems old. Any idea on the numbers?
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    Corporate Sales

    Any idea of the percentage of those 600K units sold to corporations? How many units does VZ/GOOG/MOT project it will sell to corporations over the next few quarters?

    I ask, because a majority of whatever units were sold for corporate use will be put back to VZ stores over the final weeks of Q4 (as trial periods run out). And any projected future sales for corporate use are overstated.

    I respect the issues that personal users are bringing up (and they are issues for me as well), but in terms of the top line the biggest issue -- and the story that I don't even see showing up on any of the tech/gadget blogs -- is the lack of support for secured ME Activesync use.

    The issue is already the third most-starred on Google's Android code page, passing issues that have been outstanding for six to twelve months. No formal response from Google has been issued. And both the existance of the issue and this lack of coverage from VZ/GOOG/MOT will (perhaps irrevocably) kill this phone as a corporate tool.

    Would love for this site or others (e.g., Engadget) to push for a formal reply.

    Thanks. Love the site.
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    Regardless, this means the phone is doing very well and I would hope with more users, that would lead to more and more new apps in the market, as well as raise the quality of apps in the market.
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    Well I don't know how many iPhones AT&T specifically has in service, but Apple has sold over 30 million as of August of this year.
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    V.:

    Well, okay -- and I agree the phone's been well received; I'm liking it more than I expected -- but how many will be able to keep it.

    The Activesync issue trumps however much corporate users may otherwise like the phone. Corporate IT admins cannot allow the phone to be used without security protocol in place. So, I'm questioning "how well the phone is doing," if the 700-800K number includes (and it almost certainly does) a significant number of corporate users who will have to return the phone.

    z.
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    I'd personally like to know how it's pacing in the comparative timeframe of the iPhone (when it was initially released). That'd be interesting to track over the coming months.

    - Mega
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    Do you really think that a corporation will get these or any phone in bulk before there IT dept has a chance to see if they meet requirements. I can't see the number involved as that great to drastically affect year end results.
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    I'm not sure that comparing the Droid's release to the iPhones release would be fair. iPhone was the first of it's kind and there was nothing but millions of folks looking for something like that. Now there's 30M users that already have a competing product. I think Droid is doing just fine.
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    No corporate IT department would do such a thing (unless they just didn't care about their jobs). Even the mighty iPhone has only recently seen an increase in corporate use... YEARS after its introduction. As far as corporate use is concerned, BB is still king.
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    Nooooo... I said, it would be interesting to see how it's pacing and to track it over the coming months. I'm fully aware of iDrone's presence / established customer-base. ;)

    - Mega
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    I believe a recall reading on a tech site that the original iPhone sold 1 million units over its first 10 weeks.
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    Yup only the Iphone 3Gs was allowed into most corporate places. And I being in IT would never buy a phone in bulk without testing it out. If any IT admin did this, I would hope he got walked right out the door the next day. The reason I state this is because this is #1 a new phone #2 a whole new operating system, which wasn't even released for public SDK until what.. 2 weeks before it's official release. BB is king because they have strived to do one thing, and one thing only for the past years. As many of the bugs get fixed and the OS becomes alittle more mainstream, then 1 unit. You might see it being incorporated a little more into the business place.
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    Well crap--the DROID is doing a hell-of'a job then, eh? LOL

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    how much did the iphone sell when it first debut:motdroidhoriz:
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    how much did the iphone sell when it first debut:motdroidhoriz::icon_ poke::motdroidhoriz::beer2::motdroidhoriz:
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    It was about $500 to $600 depending on 4 or 8 meg
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    I do not understand why people care about sales. It is a popular phone, yes we know, and this is enough. The details only matter to Verizon because they are the ones profiting. Sorry just because sheep graze does not make a phone better or worse.

    I just saw an AT&T commercial that references how they have a better "grid" than Verizon tries to say and that they have "the most popular smartphone."

    Sorry but sheep grazing does absolutely nothing for me. I am glad that others realize the quality of phone the Droid is though.
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    The iPhone was released in 8 countries.....the droid is just a back yard bulldog kickin some assimilations......ultra.......
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    Resistance is futile.