Palm Sold 4500 Phones Per Day: Apple? 90K. Android? 60K Per Day

The Palm Pre generated a lot of excitement as a possible iPhone-killer when it was announced in early 2009. Its start out of the gate in mid-2009 was OK but not spectactular. And, now we read that:

Palm Sold Only 408,000 Smartphones Last Quarter (Silicon Alley Insider)

So, how does this compare to the iPhone or even Android phones? Do you remember Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s comment that the iPhone sells about 90,000 units per day while about 60,000 Android phones (all models) are sold each day? If we assume that a quarter is about 90 days,

408,000 / 90 = 4533 Palm smartphones per day

Ouch!