Motorola likely sold 100,000 Droid Handsets Over Opening Weekend

Bloomberg are today reporting that in all likelihood, Motorola probably sold 100,000 Droid handsets over their opening weekend.

According to Mark McKechnie, an analyst at Broadpoint AmTech Inc, Verizon Wireless had 200,000 Droid phones available, with most stores managing to sell at least half of their stock over the past weekend.

Motorola Verizon Droid

McKechnie also predicts that overall Motorola will sell some 1 million handsets powered by Android in Q4, with a further 10 million sold in 2010.

I see the first few days as encouraging,” McKechnie said. “There seems to be pretty good demand — they’ve taken the right steps and picked a good partner with Google on the Android side.

The Motorola Droid was officially launched on November 6 priced at $199.99 with a two-year service contract with Verizon.


  • Brian

    Does anyone have information re: setting up ringtone / audible notification of charging completion? Seems like a simple capability of every other cellphone that I’ve owned, but I can’t figure out how to do so on my Verizon Motorola Droid.