Google’s Nexus One phone is selling at a a slower pace than the first iPhone, reaching about 135,000 units in the time it took Apple to sell one million, according to Flurry Analytics (http://www.flurry.com/) — a cross-platform mobile application analytics provider.
The original iPhone hit the one million mark after 74 days on sale in 2007. The Nexus One will have sold about one-eighth as many units on its 74th day on March 19, estimates Flurry.
Google introduced the Nexus One in January, selling it through its web site. U.S. consumers aren’t accustomed to buying phones that way, which may have hurt sales of the Nexus One, Peter Farago, vice president of marketing at Flurry told “Bloomberg” (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601204&sid=ajrMKRizVpxI).
“As successful and talented as Google is online with paid search and other kinds of related businesses, the hardware business is very different,” he said.
However, Google says it’s pleased with orders. “They demonstrate the success of the product and distribution model,” the company said in an e-mailed statement to “Bloomberg.”