The Google Nexus One has been around for a while now and was the first mobile phone with the Android OS to be offered directly to customers via Google. The handset hasn’t exactly been tearing up the sales charts though with reports that the device only moved 135,000 units in the first 74 days it was available.
HTC CEO Peter Chou has come out and stated that the Nexus One is doing well. Chou also stated that the intention with the Nexus One was to show what Android was capable of more than setting any sales records or dominating the market. Yeah, right.
I don’t believe a company has ever released a new product without believing it will burn up the sales charts. Chou feels that since the phone didn’t have standard marketing campaigns to go along with it, the sales figures are good.