Nexus is a FLOP!


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  1. meso100

    meso100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The Nexus One Is A Flop: 74 Days In, Just 135,000 Sold

    I can't believe review sites and people in general don't understand the reason behind the low sales figures!

    It has never been released on a mass scale, limited advertising etc...

    I for one prefer to have a phone no-one else has in the local vacinity!

    Rareness is cool :cool:
     

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  2. smitty24

    smitty24 Well-Known Member

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    agreed....

    no units in store. sold at unsubsidized price. no mass advertising.
     
  3. Roller

    Roller Well-Known Member

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    Just wait till it hits Verizon's network at a subsidized price. I think those sales will be pretty good.
     
  4. Phydeaux

    Phydeaux Well-Known Member

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    I doubt it, it surprises me how many people out there have no clue this phone exists.
    Even T-Mo users who are looking for a new android device are like, "Huh?" when I mention N1.

    People -in general- only buy what they're told to buy. There's a reason companies spend millions on television advertising... it's the only thing that gets through to us.
     
  5. sourmilk

    sourmilk Well-Known Member

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    i agree as well. as long as google keeps supporting this phone i like the fact that not too many people own it. i prefer to own a phone that the joe-six-packs of the world have no clue about b/c they don't see commercials for it every 15mins on TV and therefore the phone isn't designed to cater to the lowest common denominator.
     
  6. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't there another article indicating that the Nexus One sold better than the 1st-gen iPhone when you compare the same time period after launch?
     
  7. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    it is a fail, but right now, no other better device for me (touch, high res screen, T-Mo US 3G)... i'm just waiting for the next worthy device and i'm out
     
  8. Roller

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    The Article you are talking about said the Droid sold more then the Original iPhone in it's first 74 days.
     
  9. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    Ah... I see. That makes more sense.
     
  10. Bill

    Bill Well-Known Member

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    If (Big if) anything is a failure it is Google's sales model not the Nexus one.

    Bill
     
  11. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    HTC's support system is an EPIC FAIL.... that is a FACT
     
  12. Bill

    Bill Well-Known Member

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    Just Curious, how so?
     
  13. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    Well the product's "success" is defined in a manner where if the sales model fails, the product is a failure as well.
     
  14. ztmike

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    It honestly amazes me at the amount of ******ation people have.

    Google is trying to change the U.S market with the Nexus One. Crazy? No. With the powers of Google they can do it, and is doing it.

    How or what I'm I talking about you ask?

    Overseas (other than the U.S) people already buy their phones outright, here in the U.S people buy what their told via advertising, because they are to stupid to think for themselves, not to mention most don't know jack about tech stuff.

    Lets put it this way..if Google really wanted to get this phone out there they could advertise their ass off with the amount of cash they sit on. But they haven't because their letting the word of mouth and Google ads sell the phone, and THAT has actually set sale records by itself.

    If anyone is interested into reading more you can check out this nicely written article.
    Why Google's Nexus One hasn't flopped (yet) | Relevant Results - CNET News
     
  15. momoceio

    momoceio Well-Known Member

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    and now Sprints getting it also :)
     
  16. ztmike

    ztmike Well-Known Member

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    It still will only be sold from Googles store, and when it comes out for Verizon it will be no different.
     
  17. mi_canuck

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    let's see... after requesting a return for refund (I shipped back my 1st Nexus, in box, with everything original in it)... instead of refunding me, they sent me back Nexus in a generic box, no battery, no accessories, no documention, basically nothing... so had to return that... then they said 2 weeks to get a refund... it took OVER 7 weeks to get it... saying it was Google's issue... then Google saying it was HTC's issue... took a gazillion phone calls and ultimately threats of legal action combined with the last phone call demanding this get resolved before I got off the phone.... took my persistence, along with finally a Google customer tech that cared enough to dig deeper and contact HTC directly, to get it resolved...

    imo, HTC is the worst company i've ever come across in regards to customer service... they plain effing suck.... maybe in other countries it's better (the UK guys seem to have very good HTC support)... but here in the US... HTC support is an effing JOKE.... I never say never, or at the very least I know I shouldn't, but trust me... my Nexus is the LAST HTC device I'll ever buy... I'm using now, only because there is currently nothing better out there for T-Mo.... as soon as there is... goodbye HTC device.... I sure hope Google partners with someone else for the Nexus Two... because I am DONE with HTC...

    /rant

    :p
     
  18. nx1977

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    The biggest error was selling direct.

    Even Apple werent that silly. If they had been, the iphone wouldnt have succeeded either.
     
  19. ztmike

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    Did you read anything I've said in this thread?
     
  20. SubyWill

    SubyWill Well-Known Member

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    one phone for all four networks in america, all unbranded and unmolested. plus, the nexus one is THE BEST phone on the market as of now. period.
     
  21. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    And no, outside the US we get almost all our handsets subsidised - certainly in the UK and Europe. Even O2 (Original Apple partner) realised people wouldnt stump up
     
  22. sourmilk

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    i'm sure sprint will find some way to put the uninstallable nascar and sprinttv apps on their N1:D
     
  23. SubyWill

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    haha, so true!
     
  24. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    they gots to please the hillbillies somehow... :D
     
  25. Lukehluke

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    The Nexus Ones sales were impressive considering there were no tv ads.
     

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