Launched by Verizon on November 6, the Motorola Droid has been – apparently – sold in about 100,000 units in the first week-end – a number that’s not exactly comparable with the 1 million iPhone 3GSs sold by AT&T in the first week-end of availability, but, nevertheless, it’s a good start for Verizon’s first Android smartphone.
According to Bloomberg, analyst Mark McKechnie at Broadpoint AmTech Inc. says that Verizon’s stores across the US had about 200,000 Droids at launch and most of the stores sold “at least half of their stock”, so there actually may have been quite well over 100,000 units delivered.
Marketed as an iPhone rival, Motorola Droid is currently available at Verizon for $199.99 with a contract agreement for two years.
Motorola might sell about 1 million Android phones by the end of 2009 (including the Milestone and the Cliq / Dext), and about 9 to 10 million next year. At the same time, analysts expect Apple to ship about 28.5 iPhones in 2010.
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