Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Launch Figures Unimpressive
As usual when something new in the mobile space is launched, the market research people do their stuff to come up with estimated launch day sales figures, and this has now been done with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.
According to an article over on Intomobile by Kelly Hodgkins, The Street is reporting that a market research source have calculated the estimated sales of Windows Phone 7 on launch day and has come up with a rather low 40,000.
However, apparently this figure is only estimated and hasn’t been confirmed by Microsoft and they refused to comment on the matter, although obviously that estimated figure doesn’t include the 89,000 Windows Phone 7 handsets given to Microsoft employees as they weren’t sales.
Also a T-Mobile spokesperson again declined to comment on the actual number of WP7 devices sold but did confirm that they were “already receiving strong interest from our customer’s right out of the gate.”
So how well will Windows Phone 7 do when you compare with the likes of the iPhone that had 275,000 activations and Android which is receiving 200,000 activations per day? Well Windows Phone 7 is still somewhat early in the game, and may be a slow starter, but if those sales figures don’t pick up then it looks like Microsoft will fail with their new OS.