Mixed reviews coming on Windows Phone 7 launch in US today. Samsung Focus is sold out on Amazon. Could it be Manufacturing/Supply chain issue?
SAN FRANCISCO--If Microsoft hopes to get back in the smartphone game, it had better hope that Windows Phone 7 makes a bigger impact than it appeared to be having at one AT&T store here.
As of midday Monday, the store had sold less than half of its supply of 20 devices.
Of course San Francisco is not the only place to get a Windows Phone 7, and reports of sales in other locations show a bit more promise for the device--especially in Europe, Australia, and Singapore where recent reports have them selling out. The same has been the case around parts of the U.S. as well, with Knoxville, Tenn.-based software developer Geoff Hudik tweeting this morning that all his local stores were sold out of Windows Phone 7 devices. The same thing was reportedly happening in Atlanta, according to Twitter user Rushabh Mehta, who said the local T-Mobile store there had sold out within 30 minutes of opening. Also worth a mention are online carrier sales of the devices, which have not yet been accounted for.
I hope Microsoft publishes a weekly report or atleast first month report of WP7 sales.