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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 Guspaz on 11/10/2010 11:39:27 AM , Rating: 2
Ignoring the fact that the Macintosh was Steve Job's personal baby until Apple fired him, sure.

Considering that Jobs' new venture, NeXT, also was a failure, I think he probably learned a lot from those two failures, and learned what not to do when he got back to Apple more than a decade later.


RE: Got my Focus on Monday
By sprockkets on 11/10/2010 1:34:43 PM , Rating: 2
Why was NeXT a failure? At the time Dell ran NeXT to power their entire BTO sales web site.


RE: Got my Focus on Monday
By Smilin on 11/10/2010 3:34:31 PM , Rating: 1
Why was NeXT a failure?

Is Dell still running them?


RE: Got my Focus on Monday
By sprockkets on 11/10/2010 3:46:14 PM , Rating: 3
They stopped using them the instant Apple bought them. Kinda like how Microsoft stopped using Unix when they took over hotmail, and back then NT4 sucked balls.

Dog food.


RE: Got my Focus on Monday
By Smilin on 11/10/2010 6:00:07 PM , Rating: 1
ok but it was still a failure.


RE: Got my Focus on Monday
By omnicronx on 11/10/2010 3:04:55 PM , Rating: 2
It wasnt like NeXT failed and Jobs went onto Apple to start fresh. Apple specially bought NexT to use it as the basis for their next generation OS.. i.e OSX.


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