Google Nexus 4 Sells Out In 50 Minutes
Recent history should teach us that techie fanboys can hit refresh really, really fast. Further proof came this week when the latest smartphone from Google, the well-reviewed Nexus 4, sold out in less than an hour in countries all over the world.
TheNextWeb writes that the phone, which went on sale at 8:53am on Tuesday, was sold out on the Google Play Store in both it’s 16GB and 8GB versions just 50 minutes later.
CNET reports that similar sell outs occurred internationally:
The phones previously sold out in the United Kingdom in less than an hour. Some customers reported having trouble accessing the store or checking out successfully. Meanwhile, Dutch blog AndroidWorld reported that a planned Netherlands launch was scrapped amid high demand elsewhere.
Interestingly, both articles note that it’s unknown how many units Google had during each of the sales. And one user claims that his purchase only went through on Google Chrome.
I generally don’t enjoy conspiracy theories, but is it possible that Google was manipulating the Nexus debut just a bit to make the devices sales look more impressive?
What do you think?