Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is Best Selling Smartphone (Ever) on NTT DoCoMo

May 14, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Sony Xperia X10 smartphone has become the highest selling phone in Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo’s network in Japan. Numbers let out by Barclay’s Capital point to over 120,000 Xperia handsets being sold within three weeks of its launch. Over 100,000 of those were sold within the first 20 days itself.

In the meantime, the handset with second highest sales is the HTC HT-03A better known as HTC Magic, which managed to sell 80,000 units in a 10-month time period.

We have a feeling that the rising sales of Xperia handsets from NTT DoCoMo might not be possible in any other country but Japan. The list of smartphones sold through NTT DoCoMo in the country hasn’t been very impressive. It includes versions of the HTC Magic – the localized ones –  and original versions of the HTC Diamond and the BlackBerry Bold.  Many problems such as poor performance, bugs and incompatibility with the i-push email service from DoCoMo have been plaguing the localized handsets. The reviews of the Sony Xperia X10 were also mostly lukewarm, as every one knows.

Many of the devices on the  NTT DoCoMo network were found lacking capabilities on integrating with other popular carriers or do so poorly due to the mismatch between their functions and the features offered by the carriers. So the Xperia X10 becoming the best selling smartphone on NTT DoCoMo’s network does not come as a total surprise. What say?

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