In its first 74 days on the market, the Droid sold 1.05 million units. In the iPhone’s first 74 days on the market, it sold 1 million units.
None of these comparisons can be “apples to apples.” The Nexus One is only available online, and only through T-Mobile.
The original iPhone was a completely new style phone and it cost $600 when it came out. The Droid is on Verizon, sold for $200 during the holidays and marketed like crazy. The iPad is a totally new and unique product.
Even with all those caveats, it’s evident that Google’s plan to disrupt the carriers by selling direct to the consumer is off to a very rocky start.
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