Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 becomes NTT DoCoMo’s best selling smartphone

sony-ericsson-xperia-x10-s  Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is selling like hot cakes in Japan. NTT DoCoMo sold around 120,000 Xperia X10 in just 20 days. Earlier NTT DoCoMo managed to sell 80,000 HTC Android in 10 months, 60,000 BlackBerry Bold in 14 months and 60,000 Toshiba Windows Mobile in 10 months. The phone is the best selling on the network for April, even outselling rivals such as the iPhone 32GB.

Barclays’ Note:
“Last week we upgraded DoCoMo to Buy to reflect our increasing optimism that the company could be the big beneficiary of smart phone proliferation in Japan, given their high quality network and evolving philosophy.

‘DoCoMo’s new smart phone, Sony Ericsson Xperia, has sold about 120,000 units within its first three weeks on sale; Tsusaka’s data shows that the initial 100,000 unit shipment to distributors sold out in 10 says, but another 50,000 units delivered in mid-April, and a third set of 30,000 units is apparently scheduled for late April.

‘Stores which open on weekdays are mostly sold out.  Sales of over 100,000 units make a positive contribution to the company’s net increase in subscribers, so it looks very likely NTT DoCoMo will again have a top share of net add in April.

You can see that the Xperia handset is enjoying unprecedented demand compared to previous smart phones on DoCoMo’s network:

Xperia sales versus DoCoMo’s previous smart phones

Xperia 120,000 in 20 days
HTC Android 80,000 in 10 months
Blackberry Bold 60,000 in 14 months
Toshiba Windows Mobile 60,000 in 10 months’