(Ouch): Microsoft Sells 40K Windows 7 PhonesNEW YORK (TheStreet) -- 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 did not provide an immediate comment.
Link: Microsoft Sells 40K Windows 7 Phones - TheStreet
I dont care what you claim "they've sold 250,000 in two weeks in Europe, then they're going to have 40,000 on hand on launch day in the U.S..." Yes this isn't Microsoft's first smartphone or mobile OS, it's very important to also look at what it's really competing against: the iPhone 4 sold 1.5 million units on its first day (2010).• • T-MO GN II • 4G • FanDROID • •
- 11-17-2010, 12:21 PM #6
The reason they only sold 40k units is because each ATT retail store only got between 2-4 focuses and 2-4 surrounds ...... i was in line with 13 people, only 5 of us got phones, they called around my area another 8 stores that sold the phones, they were all sold out with people waiting as well... thats why only 40k units were sold.Lost count of how many phones I have had.
- 11-17-2010, 01:32 PM #7
WP7 is built using Metro and XNA both awesome. Makes me wish my Zune HD could be turned into a phone LOL.
- 11-17-2010, 02:28 PM #9
Think it is going to be hard for windows to sell the volume Apple or Android is moving. There are sooo many smartphones these days and all do just about the same that one player can't simply be the clear winner anymore. MS is entering the race 3 years late, we'll see what happens.
- 11-18-2010, 10:56 AM #10
When people walk into stores to buy a phone, they have cybernetically enhanced-droids, BBM-ing blackberry's, or app heavy apples on their minds.
They've forgotten that Windows makes phones.
3 years too late, they better shake and move fast, or it'll be another Bing vs Google thing.
Sure, Bing *may* be nice, but hey, we Google stuff for a reason.
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- 11-18-2010, 11:13 AM #11
I also don't agree with the MS marketing. They seem to want you to look at that phone for a couple seconds then put it away. They don't show you what you actually can do with the device. I want to have a phone that does and can grab my attention and make me want to use it for games email internet social apps etc. Not glance at the screen and be the extent of how I use the phone.
- 11-18-2010, 01:13 PM #12
- 11-19-2010, 08:46 AM #13
I understand Microsoft is trying to say "Hey, use your phone quick and then get back to the real world", but this at the same time is basically saying (because of their lack of showing otherwise) that this OS is meant to quickly view things and do nothing else. I don't know about you, but I don't know anyone who buys a $500+ device to just glance at the screen every now and then. I used my dumbphones more than that.
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11-21-2010, 01:03 PM #16
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I hope it goes deep. What a bore if it was apple/android only. I think the marketing is brilliant and the sales numbers don't lie. It seems to be built for those that just want to be done with it already, unlike the guy killing his day to mess with his phone 24/7 rol!
- 11-21-2010, 01:41 PM #17
People are buying these phones for integration and features they need for things they already do. Show that. The OS has some good stuff to offer. Just glancing at your screen is nothing to brag about.
- 11-21-2010, 01:51 PM #18
Maybe they are going after the people that could care less what their phone OS does other than their email, contacts and social crap.Sent from me using my fingers. Be pantless in 5K. Febreze - for more than smells.
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- 11-22-2010, 12:33 PM #20
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11-22-2010, 01:51 PM #21
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I think what they're trying to do is making access instant. Not being an apologist, but based on what I've seen from the commercials, it would seem like those on the mock Berries in the commercials were trying to figure out, how to get around their phone. Notice how they don't really go after anything else.I will never understand these "help me to decide" threads. Grow a pair, or put on your big girl panties (whichever applies), and make the decision that works best for you. - AmazinglyGraceless.
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11-22-2010, 03:46 PM #22
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They probably should have had a commercial that focused more on the phone
instead of another platform (BlackBerry). Even though they didn't come out and
say it was BlackBerries, it was pretty obvious what the commercial was aiming at.
It was more of an advertisement for BB's the way I see it.
- 11-22-2010, 05:36 PM #23
When i first saw the commercial i knew instantly the phones were BBs so i actually thought it was a BB commercial. I had to see the phone at the end and then i actually realized what the commercial was about. If i have to think that hard for a commercial then it sucks. The recent OS 6 and BBM commercials from BB are really pretty good IMO and show better use of a phone
- 11-22-2010, 06:49 PM #24
I personally am waiting on a Dell Lightning (i refuse to acknowledge the name Venue Pro). Even then with these rumors about the Nexus S and a dual core processor i might be putting my Windows Phone 7 purchase on indefinite hold.
Its a completely new platform and people dont want to jump head first, and those who are are tech enthusiasts like myself.
It will be interesting to see though if this PlayStation Phone is launching soon cause that would be an extremely strong blow to Microsoft and its Xbox Live stuffGOD'S IN HIS HEAVEN, ALL'S RIGHT WITH THE WORLD
- 11-27-2010, 12:32 AM #25
I picked up a Focus today, and the amount of people in the store were staggering. I like this phone more than my BB, and it absolutely beats the **** out of my Droid. It's fast, it's reliable, and it's simple. It's just about on par with the iPhone, and I am pretty sure that I am sticking with WP7 or iOS for the rest of my smartphone needs until something better comes out.