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Topic # 66885 25-Aug-2010 11:28
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Hi all,

I am interested in knowing rough estimates on how many Android-based mobile phones might be floating around NZ. This is just to get an idea about how many Android users are in NZ.

Also, while we are at it, similar figures to Windows Mobile (any version) and RIM would be welcome too :)

Any help would be much appreciated!

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  Reply # 372608 25-Aug-2010 12:57
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I have an HTC Magic (soon to be buying a Desire from clove) and my partner has an HTC Magic as well.

I know of about 5 other people that have got Android phones (Nexus One & Desires)

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  Reply # 372625 25-Aug-2010 13:16
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James24: Hi all,

I am interested in knowing rough estimates on how many Android-based mobile phones might be floating around NZ. This is just to get an idea about how many Android users are in NZ.

Also, while we are at it, similar figures to Windows Mobile (any version) and RIM would be welcome too :)

Any help would be much appreciated!

Cheers 
James


No one really knows.

Google might have some idea through the Android Market if they have visibility of the currencies used in purchases.

Other than that, the phones have come in via VFNZ, PI, TradeMe traders and individuals like myself (I imported 2 x Nexus One phones). 

I see a lot of them about in the Auckland area....but hard numbers? Not a clue. 
 




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  Reply # 372679 25-Aug-2010 14:18
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The majority of people with them will have parallel imported models, imported themselves etc.
This will start to change as Telecom and Vodafone stock more android models.

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  Reply # 372742 25-Aug-2010 16:07
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One place you could start looking would be at statistics sites, ie Statistics NZ, Gartner, AdMob etc. Currently most of the statistics regarding mobile phones are to do with ads and what mobile OS the request was made from, so you'll get volume of hits as opposed to actual handset numbers ... if you can find related statistics just for NZ, you may be able to do some calculations and get a rough estimate.

I just did a quick Google search before, and managed to find ad hit stats for oceania in may this year, maybe you can find more specific stats.

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  Reply # 374002 28-Aug-2010 18:31
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Difficult to know.
Ask a guy called Max at Parallel Imported Queen St.
He sold me a Hero which I love.

He could give you a rough number he sells...

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  Reply # 374029 28-Aug-2010 20:41
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You should be able to get data on how many sets are being brought into the country from Customs. Certainly not an indicative of endpoint sales but breaking the numbers down to a monthly volume could give you an appreciation of where overall sales might be at.

[Edit] Assuming of course the type of handset is specified on the Customs declarations which, thinking about it, is reasonably unlikely...

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