Slow Nexus One Sales

Jeremy

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What gives? Did Google/HTC hurt their sales by going with T-Mobile only first? Or has it not been properly marketed? Honestly outside of the blogs and a few tv mentions the day it was released, I have yet to see a single person mention the device. Assuming Verizon held off due to the Moto Droid may be a valid reason but what are your thoughts on this?

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Maybe they wanted a slow launch. Imagine how much bigger an issue customer service would be if they pulled numbers similar to Droid.

Perhaps they just wanted to try out the new method of selling phones with a smaller number so they can work out the kinks.

Or perhaps the Nexus One was a dud. Who am I to say what Google's plan is? Haha.
 

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Maybe they wanted a slow launch. Imagine how much bigger an issue customer service would be if they pulled numbers similar to Droid.

Perhaps they just wanted to try out the new method of selling phones with a smaller number so they can work out the kinks.

Or perhaps the Nexus One was a dud. Who am I to say what Google's plan is? Haha.

I've never heard of such a large company to actually want to start out slow... ;)
 

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Slow launch due to several factors:
1. Subsidized phone is limited to one rate plan... C'mon, T-Mobile offers several plans, the subsided phone should be available on all of them.

2. Google admitted to spending no money on advertising the phone, while Verizon spent several millions in a big advertising campaign for the Droid.

3. No subsided phone for T-Mobile customers on a Family plan.


Fix those 3 issues, and Google would see sales improve dramatically.
 

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No advertising + Tmobile + released shortly after christmas (which is when most get their new phones) = poor sales start.
 

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The biggest mistake that they made was revealing on day one that there was Verizon version coming, and Tmobile must have been cursing Google for doing that. Had they not have revealed that until a month or two after the phone came out, we have seen a much larger number of people switching.
 

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I think that people just want to walk into a store to buy a phone. Also TMobile is not one of the biggest players. If they want to make sales, they need to be on VZ and AT&T.
 
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The biggest mistake that they made was revealing on day one that there was Verizon version coming, and Tmobile must have been cursing Google for doing that. Had they not have revealed that until a month or two after the phone came out, we have seen a much larger number of people switching.

Completely Agree.
That and not marketing it.
 

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I agree.

Putting on T Mobile with one plan and no advertising.

If it was coming to Verizon or ATT and had the same advertising as the droid it would have sold a ton more.

I still think it will sell very well when it hits verizon though.
 

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This puts things a bit more in perspective via BGR. Something to keep in mind is that it sold online only. Regardless of that fact it still would not have sold much more if it were sold in stores.
 

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The biggest mistake that they made was revealing on day one that there was Verizon version coming, and Tmobile must have been cursing Google for doing that. Had they not have revealed that until a month or two after the phone came out, we have seen a much larger number of people switching.

This is a good point. A lot of people probably would have bought it because it was a new phone. However, knowing that it will be coming to Verizon in a few months --who, by the way, has a better network than Tmo-- people probably decided to wait those few months and then get it on the better network.
 

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Agreed, the Verizon announcement really hurt. I also think sales were lower because no one could try it out and se how it feels prior to purchasing
 

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The biggest mistake that they made was revealing on day one that there was Verizon version coming, and Tmobile must have been cursing Google for doing that. Had they not have revealed that until a month or two after the phone came out, we have seen a much larger number of people switching.

+1

any VZW user right there decided to wait it out... otherwise a few would have jumped ship for sure... same with Vodafone users....
 

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coming to Verizon in a few months --who, by the way, has a better network than Tmo--

that is complete crap and totally subjective... i've had way worse experiences with vzw in the past than with T-Mo... "coverage" does not necessarily equal "the best" network... i have FULL coverage with T-Mo anywhere i go to... so coverage of the entire nation is a moot point *to me*... a network's "quality" is completely subjective based on location, proximity to towers, etc....
 

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and frankly, i kinda like having a device that everyone and their brother DOESN'T have... it's a small part of why i got sick of the iphone after 2.5 yrs of use... EVERY-FREAKIN-BODY has one now!!!!!!
 

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It depends on each persons needs. I am a traveling salesman and need coverage wherever I go. My car is my office and so VZ is the best for me and I will get the N1 when it comes there.
 

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I firmly believe that had they marketed it in the same way the Droid was marketed, the sales would have been nearly the same.

Instead, a lot more people know about the Droid compared to the few who know the Nexus One.
 

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I firmly believe that had they marketed it in the same way the Droid was marketed, the sales would have been nearly the same.

Instead, a lot more people know about the Droid compared to the few who know the Nexus One.

Exactly!

I dont see why people are surprised by the low number sales.

They didnt advertise the phone.
The phone isnt in stores.
There isnt a Nexus One bill board on every street corner!

I really think Google would be dumb to not put this phone in the stores, eventually. IMO.
 

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