The Motorola DROID has all the makings of a success story. Analysts are estimating the total units moved in the first weekend to be over 100,000 since Verizon had 200,000 units in stock and most stores sold more than half of their allotment. Though these definitely aren't iPhone numbers, they're more Pre-like than anything but more importantly, it's a step in the right direction for Motorola, Verizon, and Android. Motorola is expected to sell 1 million Android handsets in Q4 of this year with 10 million devices expected for 2010. Lofty goals but definitely manageable if Moto continues to pump out stellar devices like the DROID.

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DROID Sells 100,000 Units In Its First Weekend

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Better make some of these devices better, reboots and crashes, etc... to be a success.

I think the initial numbers for the Droid sales are decent. But I doubt it will continue to sell at that pace for the rest of the year. 750,000 units sold by the end of the year would be closer to my guess. But, if people start to hear some word-of-mouth advertising from us Droid users who are extremely happy with the device, it may approach those lofty 1 million units predictions.

I got my Droid on the launch day and I love it very much. I am waiting for the rhapsody app for android, that will make it versatile.

I got mine Sunday..I don't think I have put it down yet..coming from a storm is a big difference but either way the device is amazing everyone that sees mine in action wants one

I can't wait to get my Droid next month, gotta wait since my secondary line is upgradable the 5th of next month to do an alternate upgrade for my primary line ;_;

Got a Storm2 Tuesday....exchanged it for the 'Droid today. Why? The Storm2 is a good solid product, but favors more of the enterprise features. The 'Droid is more for my needs: entertainment features and the Google apps, especially maps. The screen clarity is really appreciated on this machine.

Very impressed with the positive comments on the Droid, it has been a while since Motorola had a successful handset.

Apparently on this side of the pond it won't be called the Droid though, the name everyone is reporting is the Motorola Milestone. Hopefully when it launches over here it will have the same success as the rest of the world!