Specifically, Palm's smartphone sellthrough was just 408,000 units last quarter, down 29% q/q and down 15% y/y. This is worse than expected -- remember, a year ago, the Pre wasn't even on the market yet. Mike Abramsky of RBC was expecting 650,000 units, for instance.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
It's kind of apples to oranges (sorry), but in addition to the 7.5 million iPhones in a Quarter that the article references, consider how it's been estimated that Apple sold 120,000 iPads on the first day of pre-orders. That's without people even being able to go to a store and hold one in their hands.
The comments below the Business Insider story are well worth reading for their insight, not least of which is the observation that Palm's advertisements suck. I had to laugh at the radio spots I heard this past Christmas, with a teen voice saying "WOW, a Palm Pre! Thanks Mom!"
In what universe are you going to find a teen who covets a Palm above all other phones?Sphere: Related Content