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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Be a Tattle Tale!

Posted by Nelson Ocampo in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 03:30 PM

http://wptattletale.com/

"Microsoft has gone out of its way to build an awesome experience for the phone with Windows Phone 7. But the one experience they can't control is what happens when you walk into a retail store to buy one. And it's too bad, because the retail experience, as handle by carriers and their affiliates, is an abomination. It's pretty hard to try out a new device experience when the device is either broken, dead, or a plastic shell with a sticker for a home screen. Or when the response to 'Can I see a Windows Phone?' is met with 'Have you seen the AMOLED screen on the Samsung Charge?'"

WPTattletale.com is a site where you could post your experiences when trying to purchase, or learn more about, Windows Phone 7. Many of use have heard stories, or have had personal experiences where you feel that retailers are not treating Windows Phone fairly. Perhaps they push a different product when you specifically ask about Windows Phone. Perhaps they just make the experience of trying to learn more about it tedious with non-working display models or some other inconvenience. Feel free to share your experiences and name the stores and salespeople that are the offenders.

Be a tattle tale!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just How Many WP7 Smartphones Have Been Sold?

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 04:30 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/19/...-in-q1-consume/

"Direct sales figures for Windows Phone 7 handsets have been remarkably difficult to come by since Microsoft's OS reboot at the end of last year, but here come the stat gurus at Gartner to provide us with their best estimate. 3.6 million of the world's smartphone sales in the past quarter were counted under the Microsoft mobile OS umbrella, of which 1.6 million featured the very latest WP7 software. That means Redmond partners sold more Windows Mobile devices in the first three months of 2011 than ones bearing the sparkling new operating system."

With all the Mango news today, it is still interesting to speculate just how many WP7 phones have been sold to-date. According to this Engadget article, Gartner has estimated the magic number to be 1.6 million. With what you have seen of the new functionality provided by the Mango update, and with the new relationship with Nokia, do you think we will start to see an acceleration in the number of WP7-based smartphones sold?


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Little Under 700k Windows Phone 7 Handsets Sold by the End of 2010. How Much Does It Matter?

Posted by Nelson Ocampo in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 07:30 PM

http://wmpoweruser.com/674k-windows...(WM+Power+User)

"Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin has posted on his analysis of carrier chatter on Windows Phone 7 sales, and came to the conclusion that 674,000 Windows Phone 7 handsets ended up in the hands of consumers by the end of last year".

While Windows Phone 7 wasn't available for the full quarter, 674,000 is still a low number compared to the competition. I haven't seen to many other people with Windows Phones in my day to day dealings, but I'm sure that will be increasing as the operating system gets more and more robust.

The huge Mango update is expected to drop this Fall. Just in time for Microsoft to make a push for the last quarter of 2011. I'm betting that the growth will be huge. What do you think?


Thursday, February 3, 2011

T-Mobile Satisfied with Windows Phone 7 Sales

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 09:00 AM

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ht...0customers.html

It seems that recently the press has really enjoyed trying to understand the impact (or lack thereof) that Windows Phone has had on the marketplace. Yahoo Finance recently published an article asking "Why Aren't Crowds Flocking to Windows Phones?" LG has come out and said they are slightly disappointed with sales, even while Deutsche Telekom and now T-Mobile US have come out and said that WP7 is "doing well". So I guess the point is that we really won't know for a while whether or not WP7 will be able to make a real stand against Android and iOS. Regardless, 2011 will be an interesting year for mobile.

Tags: sales, t-mobile

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Hits 2 Million in Sales

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/26/...es-sold-to-man/

On the eve of their earnings release, Microsoft has made another announcement regarding sales of Windows Phone 7 licenses. According to Microsoft, they sold over 2M licenses to OEMs. This represents a very good start to making Windows Phone a viable contender to iOS and Android. Unlike Android, Microsoft charges a fee for Windows Phone 7, so whether or not these licenses are sold to OEMs or to consumers there will be associated revenues. However, nobody knows exactly how many Windows Phones have been sold directly to consumers. Other good news released by Microsoft relates to a survey they conducted which indicated that 93% of individuals polled were satisfied with Windows Phone. Hopefully this good start provides them with some incentive to quickly update the system to compensate for bugs and much requested upgrades.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Just How Many WP7 Phones Has Microsoft Sold?

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 03:30 AM

http://www.electronista.com/article...d.500000.units/

"Based on the number of active users of the official Windows Phone 7 Facebook app, The Next Web has estimated that Microsoft has notched up two million sales of Windows Phone 7 phones. When Microsoft announced that its hardware partners had shipped 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 phones, there were around 209,000 active users of the Facebook app. Using this method, it seems that Microsoft has reached the 2 million milestone over the holiday period, shifting another 500,000 units."

Here is a tricky question: just how many Windows Phone 7 handsets have been sold? While Microsoft has not released that sales figure explicitly, electronista is reporting that The Next Web has calculated the figure for us. You'll have to hit the Read link to see their proprietary formula, but it's a certainly one way of estimating. If they are right, the good news for Microsoft is that progress is being made, albeit somewhat slowly as compared to their competitors.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Initial Sales Figures Announced

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 09:00 PM

http://www.cellular-news.com/story/47096.php

"Another is phone manufacturer sales - phones being bought and stocked by mobile operators and retailers on their way to customers. We are pleased that phone manufacturers sold over 1.5 million phones in the first six weeks, which helps build customer momentum and retail presence."

After all the questions about sales of Windows Phone, Microsoft has come forward and made its first official statement via an interview with Achim Berg, the vice president of business and marketing for Windows Phones. The good news is that the total sales number is 1.5 million units. The bad news is that the sales figures represent those units that were sold to mobile operators and retailers. While this does provide an indication that there is strong support for the platform from operators and retailers, the actual number of total activations has still not been announced. Furthermore, many have commented that this number seems small considering that Windows Phone 7 launched on over 60 carriers in over 30 countries. Feel free to leave your take in the comments below.

Tags: sales, achim berg

Friday, August 6, 2010

Windows Mobile Market Share Shrinking Fast

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.techflash.com/seattle/20...rket_share.html

It's a tough time out there for Windows Mobile fans. Google has been releasing updates for Android seemingly every couple of months, and Apple has just released their latest OS and has sold well in spite of some hardware issues. Although there have been some great phones such as the LG Expo and the HTC HD2, hardware sales have considerably declined. The latest NPD Group numbers show that Windows Mobile market share has dipped below 10% in the second quarter of 2010. Although the NPD numbers do not include business purchases, it's hard to believe that it the outcome would be much different had they been included. Even more distressing is the fact that other sources show that worldwide share has dropped to as low as 5%. Regardless, Windows Phone 7 will have a tough road ahead of it when it launches this fall. Can Microsoft change the landscape of the mobile market, or will Windows Phone 7 end up another footnote in mobile history just like the Kin?


Friday, August 1, 2008

18 Million Licenses Sold, 2 Million Short Of Goal

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC News" @ 05:00 PM

http://arstechnica.com/journals/mic...illion-licenses

"In an interview with Andy Lees, senior vice president of the Redmond company's Mobile Communications Business, Todd Bishop managed to grab some interesting facts about recent Windows Mobile developments. First, Microsoft sold more than 18 million Windows Mobile software licenses in the last fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2008. This was about 2 million short of Microsoft's widely publicized 20 million target. Lees explained that a few OEMs shipped their devices later than expected, and this was the reason for the shipment target being missed. He declined, however, to say which ones: "That would be unfair to the OEMs."

In the time it took you to read this short post, another 11 licenses were sold.

Tags: sales

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