Motorola chose to launch their new Motorola Droid range on the same day as Nokia launched their Windows Phone 8 range, and Google must have thought with 1.3 million Android handsets activated per day they could simply ignore Nokiaâ€™s event, calling theirs â€œthe dayâ€™s main eventâ€.
Now 24 hours later, and by all measures their event was an embarrassing failure in terms of interest generated.
Simply looking at Google Trends, one can see the search volume for Nokia Lumia 920 (red) was 10 times more than for the Motorola Droid Razr HD (blue). The interest even exceeded the baseline set by the Samsung Galaxy S III (orange) (although that is not for a launch of course).
Analysts reacted pretty negatively to the announcement of the Nokia Lumia 920 but may have missed the possibility that this and not the Droid, was the phone the public is searching for.