Verizon Motorola Droid: 100,000 units sold in first weekend

On Friday Verizon Wireless launched the highly advertised Motorola Droid smartphone and Verizon apparently had roughly about 200,000 Droid handsets on hand for sale at the launch, but the word is most stored surveyed report selling at least half of their stock.

According to an article on apple insider, one analyst has estimated the Motorola Droid sold 100,000 units in its first weekend, while Motorola has predicted the Motorola Droid will sell 1 million units by the years end and 10 million units in 2010.

Analyst Mark McKechnie has said the first few days are encouraging as there looks to be fairly good demand for the Droid, and that Motorola has chosen the right partner with Google, while Citigroup analyst Jim Silva says Motorola will shift 1.3 million in Q4 and 9 million in 2010.

Compare this with the iPhone’s 8 million for the quarter and 28.5 million in 2010, it looks like Droid still has a hill to climb. And according to Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, he estimates that the Apple iPhone will sell 9.2 million handsets during the December quarter and 36 million in 2010.

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