“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,” Josh Lowensohn and Ina Fried report for CNET.
“As of midday Monday, the store had sold less than half of its supply of 20 devices,” Lowensohn and Fried report. “That’s not to say that folks weren’t lining up. Unfortunately, nearly all of the 200 people who showed up on Market Street this morning were there to snag tickets for a launch concert featuring Maroon 5, as opposed to getting their hands on one of the new phones. But only a small handful of those who lined up this morning ended up buying a phone.”
Lowensohn and Fried report, “The first Windows Phone 7 devices also went on sale at T-Mobile, though one could hardly tell by visiting the downtown San Francisco store… it had sold roughly 7 devices by noon.
“A key question remains how much push that the Windows Phones will get from the in-store sales staff at carrier stores,” Lowensohn and Fried report. “The AT&T store may have had several people there specifically to show off and sell the Windows phones, but the store’s exterior touted only the iPhone.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Is this enough to cure Microsoft’s delusions of grandeur? Somehow we doubt it.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dominick P.” for the heads up.]