Motorola's Droid Sales 'Troubling,' Analyst Says
Broadpoint AmTech analyst Mark McKechnie estimates that Verizon (VZ) sold more than half of the 200,000 Droid phones Motorola supplied to its stores. All Verizon would say Monday is that it sold "a lot."
But 100,000 is not a lot, especially for a device that is crucial to the revival of a fallen Motorola. Nor is 100,000 a lot for Verizon, the No.1 telco hoping to hold that position by stopping customers from defecting to AT&T (T) for the Apple (AAPL) iPhone.
"This puts the Droid debut in the same category as the Palm (PALM) Pre, and that's a little troubling," says Nielsen wireless analyst Roger Entner.
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