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  (Source: Mobileshop.com)
WP7 either a "ringing success" that "didn't exactly make waves"

EWeek is reporting that reports of first-day Windows Phone 7 sales have run the gamut of lackluster to impressive, depending on whom you ask.

The Seattle Times deemed the new mobile OS from Microsoft a "ringing success." An AT&T spokeswoman told the news outlet: "We did have lines in some of our markets across the nation. There definitely was anticipation for the phone." She did not provide any sales figures, though.

At T-Mobile, the HTC HD7 was briefly sold out online, but is now back in stock. The Times reported that a store in Bellevue, Wash. had sold only three of the devices by noon of launch day.

On Twitter, the #wp7 hash-tag has provided some additional insight into user's experiences with the device. "Got lucky and snagged a Samsung Focus this morning before it sold out. Was too late at the MS store, but AT&T had 1 left. I need it!," wrote sirkirby.

But first day sales numbers, as reported by The Street, weren't exactly extraordinary. The financial news website said Windows Phone 7 "didn't exactly make waves" on launch day, selling "a mere 40,000 Windows 7 phones." In comparison, Apple's iPhone 4 sold 600,000 units in pre-orders alone (coincidentally, that's the same amount of Windows Mobile devices Microsoft was able to sell in all of Q3 2010). Meanwhile, The Street has pinned Android's daily sales figures at 200,000 units per day.

"It's early in the game," a Nielsen telecom analyst told The Street. "Not every product surges right out of the starting blocks. The first Android phone [G1] was not a big seller at T-Mobile," adding that Black Friday and Christmas sales will be a better test of WP7's staying power. By then, Verizon, the nation's largest mobile carrier, will also be in the Microsoft mix, which should help boost sales figures.




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RE: Got my Focus on Monday
By mcnabney on 11/10/2010 10:32:36 AM , Rating: -1
I am not Reader1. I hate Apple as much as Microsoft.


RE: Got my Focus on Monday
By Smilin on 11/10/2010 10:48:32 AM , Rating: 3
gotcha. *wink* You're not Reader1. Just someone who argues with as much emotion and as little substance.


RE: Got my Focus on Monday
By Pirks on 11/10/2010 1:04:25 PM , Rating: 4
here's a quick test to determine if a person is a reader1 or not: ask him/her about closed systems and vertical integration ;)


RE: Got my Focus on Monday
By maverick85wd on 11/10/2010 10:17:19 PM , Rating: 2
that's funny, I always kinda thought you were reader1. Of course, in my mind, all trolls are really one person behind many user names...


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