Eurogamer: Over 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 units have been sold since Microsoft launched the iPhone rival in October – a start the US giant today described as "promising".
Actually its shipped to retailers and carriers, Windows Phone 7 is selling horrible. http://www.engadget.com/201...
Not really that surprised. Now it's just about iOS vs Android. Can't wait until my Nexus S arrives, Super-Amoled screen + Andriod 2.3 FTW.
Yeah. It's actually not selling too well. Then again, Android had a very slow start as well. It took them about 6 months to sell 1 million IIRC. If Microsoft can match that sell potential, then there's a chance for them to survive and compete against iOS and Android. @Nemo88: Yeah, but WP7 is also opening to a market already dominated by two existing mobile OS. It's a very uphill battle for the devices, but Microsoft is doing what it can to market it heavily ($400m in marketing over 3 months). If it doesn't show signs of expected growth by February, it will be a poor sign of its future.
Yes but Android launched with 1 device, only in the US on T-Mobile. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1... WP7 launched with 10 devices, simultaneous worldwide on 60 Carriers.
Microsoft was around on cell phones for ages - much longer than Android. They just didn't have a smartphone product (WinPhone6 and all other WindowsCE based devices). They totally missed that train. Now they play catchup and promote a "phone that you don't need" (lol at the commercial). Will be tough for them to catch up.
@Ju What the hell are you talking about?! Microsoft created the whole idea of a smartphone alongside palm! Windows mobile ring a bell?
yeah even ms employee agree it does not perform very well, not even compared to android or iphone. some even predict it gonna goes on the zune path as well. the problem is not the phone or the apps or the feature, its the brand. ms need to fix it brands before it launch an end user gadgets. iphone is typical to hipster and gadget freak, bb rim to professional, and android to geeks. ms try to grab every market of those but failed at least until now.
Sure, Klepto. Apple Newton ring a bell? http://www.google.ca/search... Fact is, they didn't have a modern smart phone on the market before WP7, yet were in the market since forever. And, agreed, based on their history, IPhone and Android should never have happened.
The people who disagree with El Jugador... Don't know how to read or click links apparently.. oh I get it.. U MAD
even the stupidest microsoft fanboys should find not be entirely unhappy about such a slow start . You do not want anyone to have complete control over the mobile market like MS did and still does with pc .
Not only that but as of last July Droid is outpacing Iphone. When the article states "...since Microsoft launched the iPhone rival in October..." is Eurogamer just errant or are they implying MS is after 2nd place?
Yep report this and Eurogamer's article as False.. as if we didnt need any more proof Eurogamer were MS fanboys. P.S. 1.5million SHIPPED in 3 months, with 10 DEVICES, ON OVER 60 CARRIERS SIMULTANEOUSLY WORLWIDE is PISS POOR! LG sold 1million Optimus handsets (ie. ONE MODEL) in 40 days!
It's basically the next Zune.
Got to give credit to Microsoft for taking time to release win 7 for mobile and therefore releasing a solid and reliable mobile platform, rather that the unreliable mess that is xbox 360.
When the 3ds sells 4 million in 1 month to people (maybe 6-8 million shipped)......this wont look so good And if people think the psp phone will do any better they are fooling themselves. There are too many players in the smartphone market. If you want to see impressive sales/gaming look no further than the psp 2 and the 3ds.
why wont the playstation phone do better? it coming loaded with stock android 3.0 as rumored* and android is selling(or being activated**) at a rate of 300k + a day soo why not. its very much possible
lets hope it can keep up with the support and updates and really see what this os can do.
WTF is up with the comments above me?? How the hell does Windows Phone 7 compete with the 3DS and the PSP?? Btw, WP7 rocks.
Proud owner of one of those. It's a good phone, just hope the app market takes off soon.
Same here im in love with my samsumg omnia 7 and its super amoled screen.
According to N4G, no, you're not in love with your samsung omnia 7 and its super amoled screen. I love how people can and will either agree or disagree with such a personal opinion.
Everyones buying it so I need one to
I must admit I haven't tried it yet, does it even have something to warrant using it over Android or the iPhone?
I just got an HTC Incredible with android. Absolutly love the phone. I debated on getting a wp7 cause i had wm6 previous but the UI just looks horrible to me. anyway not looking back.
I had Windows mobile too on different phones, didn't like it, but 7 looks more "Apple like" so it might actually be good...I don't know guess I have to try it out.
lol....they pulled a Sony with theyre sold to retailers vs consumers. You know its bad when they have Carriers offering free Xbox 360s and free 360 games when you buy a Windows phone. This says it all "1.5 million units is a tiny, tiny number when you consider the platform launched on 10 devices on over 60 carriers in over 30 countries."--Engadget
Flop confirmed ! They should have pumped 500 million into the ad campaign.
This is supposed to be good? There is like 10 phones that have Windows 7 on them. Thats pretty bad. Its been nearly 3 months since it launched. IF this is shipped then thats really bad! The iphone 4 sold 1.5 million units day one. http://news.cnet.com/8301-3... Plus thats one phone thats only on one network. Personally I don't see why MS thought the phone OS market needed more competition. Android and ios is plenty. Plus does Windows Phone 7 even have a marketplace?
as usual if MS got an angle of attack , they'll bully and force win 7 . That's what they did for most windows . The saving is that they were so slow to react and unprepared that they might not succeed . At least they will make sure to prevent google from becoming the new "ms" .
The phone has been out for less than two months. It launched Oct, 21 in Europe and Nov 4 in USA. So stop saying it has been out three months
If that is shipped and not sold. Thats not that great. If it came out in Europe the 21st of Oct. That means its been out for two months. Its the 21st of December today.
What did you expect it to sell in two months?
Those numbers are good for windows phone 7 it was allways going to be a slow start for them becuse people have contracts to finish off and they were not able to offer the upgrade now option apple could do from 3gs to 4g. I dont think ms will get the number one spot in the mobile market unless apple really messes up but wp7 is a very solid os and very easy to use. People also need to remember it is a young os too and has something like a 5 to 10 year plan on what ms will do with it. Also one of the biggest problems ms have to get out the way is people think of windows os as 6 and below which was very powerful but very out dated once they get the word out the os is new and nothing like the old one they will start to ship more. I got the htc hd7 on day one and the reaction i have had from the people who have seen it is very good they have all said how nice it looks and how easy it is to use and they would defo think about switching to it from there iphone but only the next few yeara will tell if ms have a winner ob there hands witg wp7.
It's shipped not sold, come on Microsoft stop with the Sony tricks.
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