Broadpoint AmTech analyst Mark McKechnie estimates Motorola sold 100,000 Droid phones in their first weekend on the market. It's expected Motorola will sell 1 million Android based phones this quarter, and 10 million units in 2010.
Verizon Wireless, the carrier for the device, had 200,000 Droid phones on hand, and most stores sold at least half of their stock, Mark McKechnie at Broadpoint AmTech Inc. said yesterday. Including other models, Motorola will sell 1 million phones based on Google Inc.’s Android software in the fourth quarter and 10 million in 2010, he said.
Motorola and Verizon are competing against a new version of Apple’s iPhone, offered in the U.S. through AT&T Inc. Apple sold more than 1 million of the latest model in its weekend debut in June. Motorola’s share of the phone market dropped to 5.6 percent in the second quarter, from 10 percent a year earlier, according to researcher Gartner Inc.