Analyst Says: 100,000 Droids Solid Opening Weekend

Posted: Nov 10 2009, 10:45am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 5:23pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

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If you'd asked me six months ago, I'd have said Motorola was on the fast train to bankruptcy-town. After the astonishing success of the Razr, the company fell into a sharp decline and saw their market share drop like a stone. Now, though, it appears as if it was far too early to count Moto down. They've come back swinging with the new Droid. And, so far, their Android flagship seems poised to bring the company back to solvency.

Bloomberg reports that an analyst has estimated that 100,000 Droids sold over the first weekend of sales. That's far, far below the type of opening-weekend sales we've seen for the iPhones, but for any other smartphone its extremely good. The Droid isn't going to become the sort of worldwide phenomena that the iPhone is, but that doesn't mean it won't be extremely successful.

Already, analysts are estimating 1 million Android smartphone sales for Moto before the end of 2009, and another 10 million in 2010. That's great news, both for Motorola and for the Android operating system as a whole. While Moto's total sales won't come close to the tens of millions expected for Apple, we could see overall Android sales in 2010 edging in on iPhone sales.

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