November 17, 2009 | by Robert Nelson
This latest little bit in regards to the Motorola Droid is a nice follow up to the previous sales estimates, the one where analysts suggested that the Droid sold 100,000 units during launch weekend.
Basically, that number is just expanded from the first weekend into the first week and it looks like the new number was 250,000.
According to Flurry:
“To estimate first week sales totals for the myTouch 3G, Droid and iPhone 3GS, Flurry detected new handsets within its system, and then made adjustments to account for varying levels of Flurry application penetration by handset.”
But while that 250,000 number is believable, it is interesting to see that number as compared to the release of the myTouch 3G which only did 60,000. Of course, Verizon does have a bigger network and that is likely to account for a good portion of the extra sales. Also, Verizon ran a pretty nice ad campaign, even if those ads did not appeal to everyone they at least had people talking.
But more importantly it seems that Android is really picking up steam.