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Wednesday, 10 November 2010 11:28

Windows Phone 7 sales unimpressive

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40,000 units shipped on US launch day
Beancounters are weighing in on the Windows Phone 7 launch and they aren't very impressed.

Although Microsoft reportedly spent $100 million on the Windows Phone 7 ad campaign, launch day sales are estimated at a rather meager 40,000 units. In contrast, Android sales are estimated at 200,000 units a day and Apple claims to be selling 270,000 iPhones a day. It's worth noting that all 89,000 Microsoft employees will get a free WP7 handset, but we are talking about actual sales here.

Analysts believe that too many handset models were introduced at the same time, causing unnecessary confusion amidst consumers. The new OS has also been the target of criticism over the lack of cut and paste as well as some other features. Bad timing apparently also played a role.

Although it is still too early to say how Windows Phone 7 will do in the long run, it is clear Microsoft did not learn too many lessons from the Kin debacle.

More here.
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-11 #1 Zealot 2010-11-10 12:08
Microsoft just wasn't smart enough to realise that it's 2010, and like the big majority of people who did NOT accept a lack of cut and paste in the original iPhone, now even less people tolerate the lack of cut and paste, including iPhone users!
Also, does it even MATCH the iphone screen resolution? Do they MATCH the best existing features in the smartphone marketplace?
They don't inovate and don't even MATCH some of the best models out there? Pathetic...
+7 #2 AndromedaB 2010-11-10 14:12
its actually not tooooooooooo bad considering the compition, with another year of development it looks promising... its probably not very smart to get this gen
+6 #3 DaRAGE 2010-11-10 14:27
Well the reveiws i've heard of it are actually saying it's quite a good OS. there's a little speed issue with the browser compared to other smartphones... but not too bad. The other issue is the colour scheme sort of looks too dull, even though u can change the colour of them... I've sure apps will be made to make it look more detailed, and colourful though, AND microsoft did say they will update it after launch with cut and paste. i'm sure they'll work on the speed of the browser.

But overall, the OS is a fantastic piece of kit.
-4 #4 Orumus 2010-11-10 17:41
Looks like an interesting mobile OS, I guess the real test will be to see how they build the marketplace for it..They say they put the active panels on the home screen instead of app links because they think people are less interested in apps. Hmmmm. Why would anyone buy a "smart phone" if they didn't care about what apps it can run, I mean the 6.5 M.P. is pathetic.

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