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Microsoft Sells 40K Windows 7 Phones

   
1:49 am on Nov 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

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This doesn't sound too promising a start.
Microsoft Sells 40K Windows 7 Phones [thestreet.com]

As big-splash debuts go, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 launch at AT&T and T-Mobile didn't exactly make waves Monday.
Even with a glitzy media intro last month hosted by champion inside-seller and company chief Steve Ballmer, Microsoft, which spent a reported $100 million on the phone's advertising campaign, sold a mere 40,000 Windows 7 phones Monday, according to a market research source who tracks phone sales.

The anemic sales number does not include the 89,000 Microsoft employees that will be given free Windows 7 phones.

Microsoft reps declined to comment. A T-Mobile spokeswoman did not offer a number of phones sold, but said Tuesday that the Win7 phone was "already receiving strong interest from our customers right out of the gate."
6:16 pm on Nov 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I got one and love it!
6:50 pm on Nov 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm not terribly surprised. Microsoft doesn't have the rabid fan-base that Apple does. I know a lot of people are interested in the phones, but aren't ready to pull the trigger just yet.

I would imagine it's popularity is going to steadily grow as more people get a chance to play with it.
3:26 am on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Apparently Samsung just announce WP7 is now their "Core" direction for smart phones.
2:27 pm on Nov 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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So we now know what 40,000 MIcrosoft employees bought their spouses for Xmas! ;-)
8:56 pm on Nov 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Apparently Samsung just announce WP7 is now their "Core" direction for smart phones.


Really? So does that mean they've given up on Android? And given up on their proprietary Badu operating system? Or are both of those things "core" as well.
7:11 pm on Dec 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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So, how's it been doing since?

I certainly care about more than the first day.

All I'm seeing are biased reports based on unreliable information.

ie:
Microsoft hasn't announced anything, so the sales must be bad.
Android's outselling it 15:1, so the sales must be bad.
There are some discounts and two for one, so it must be bad. (but are people responding to the discounts?)
Some of the models have been out of stock due to strong demand, so sales must be okay.