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I would still like to see some sales data. While I wouldn't expect Google to do anything like this, there exists the possibility that a company could create the appearance of a massive sales by limited the supply and slowing their servers, effectively making people think the phone sold out in massive enough numbers to bring down their services. Artificial supply constraints is a well known and commonly used tactic to increase demand.

Again, I wouldn't say Google would go to these levels of showmanship just to sell a phone, but seeing actual sales data in front of you shows more pieces of the truth than not having the data.

Not only that but I'd like more companies to do the same thing Apple has done with stating units actually put into customer hands versus send off to sales channels/etc...

Would make it easier to guage/compare sales amongst the companies.

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