February 5, 2010 | by Marin Perez
Google has reportedly sold about 80,000 Nexus One units in its first months of sales, according to estimates from Flurry Inc.
These numbers are a bit low compared to the competition, as the latest iPhones sold a million units in its launch weekend and the Droid is close to a million units sold since its release late last year. But there are plenty of mitigating factors: it’s only available subsidized on T-Mobile, people can’t get their hands on one in stores to check out before they buy, and there have been some 3G issues.
Looking at the glass half-full, I’d say 80,000 is a solid number for a new distribution method that has had very little mainstream advertising. I’m not sure if most mainstream customers are comfortable enough buying a phone purely online, but that discomfort will eventually subside. I do hope the Nexus One becomes a bit more popular because it is a beautiful device. I’d expect their sales figures to skyrocket once the Verizon Wireless version comes out, although I’d imagine activating that one could be a pain.