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    Taking over the world!!


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    An interesting piece, newlyconverged.

    A couple of things stand out (assuming the numbers are reliable):

    1) MOT seems to have shipped to VZW ~155k Qs in support of the product launch (Q2 '06).

    2) "Other" PDA unit shipments is the category that would include the i730, i830, PPC-6700, and XV6700, along with (almost) all other HTC devices and who knows what else. In Q2, this category accounted for ~355,000 units.

    Now, if the Samsung ix30 family represents a 10% share of the "Other" group (it's probably less), then only 35k units shipped in Q2. Annualized, this sales rate would be, say, 140k.

    From this, we can conclude that no more than 140k i730/i830 units were sold (well, shipped to VZW) in the first year following the i730's release last July; the actual number is likely less than 100k units.

    With over 210 million cell phones now operating in the US, this represents vanishingly small market penetration--somewhere between..."elite" and "cult."

    --BAM
    Last edited by KBAM; 08-10-2006 at 03:19 PM.

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    eBay'd i730 (stuck it to the man) notjustgc's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBAM
    Somewhere between "elite" and "cult."
    Hah. I can't decide which one I like better.
    - Gene

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    cult for sure

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    It is a Cult of the Elite

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    Or maybe it's an elite cult - lol it's so funny when journalists throw run buzz words like that, what do they actually have to do with the product. As for which it will be - only time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBAM
    somewhere between..."elite" and "cult."
    --BAM
    Do we get to have a secret handshake?
    The only constant is change.

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    A handshake would be something different...LOL. Nice find btw..

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    I think a secret milkshake would go down a lot better with users - okay now we're just getting silly lol

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