Broadpoint AmTech analyst Mark McKechnie estimates that
(VZ - Get Report) sold more than half of the 200,000 Droid phones Motorola supplied to its stores. All
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 - Get Report) for the Apple (AAPL - Get Report) 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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