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Windows Phone 7 Sales Slow

Windows Phone 7 Sales Slow - Windows Phone 7 has been out nearly a month in the US and almost twice as long in much of Europe and we've not heard any official numbers on what the sales figures are. What little we have heard from unofficial sources doesn't sound too good.

The first indication of any volumes came from The Street via a market research report. It claimed that only 40,000 units moved the first day it was on sale in the US. I've not seen anything since to substantiate or refute that claim, so I take it with a grain of salt right now.

Next up comes some anecdotal evidence from a mobile phone retail location in the UK. Mobilesplease claims that they have been selling Android devices over Windows Phone 7 devices 15:1 since the later's launch. What we don't know is how many models of each platform they sell, the comparative price points or any other detailed information. That said, this is still a negative indicator for Microsoft's latest platform.

What really tells me though that there is a problem is that Microsoft isn't releasing any sales figures. Now, one might argue that Microsoft doesn't traditionally release such figures, or generally does so when it publishes its quarterly financial data. The problem with that line of reasoning is Microsoft is going against it with their publication of Kinect sales figures.

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