“Microsoft may have moved just 674,000 Windows Phone 7 devices in its first few months on sale, well-known Russian phone leaker Eldar Murtazin said in a new estimate,” Electronista reports. “While the company said it had shipped 1.5 million to partners, its figures for late 2010 would have netted less than half that amount.”
Electronista reports, “Microsoft hasn’t confirmed or denied the numbers. However, it has typically dodged questions of actual sell-through across its various hardware partners… Some clues might have come from multiple Windows Phone 7 sales since it went on the market. Steep discounts on phone sales often happen closer to the end of their lifespans, but for WP7 were starting to appear just weeks later.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Kin II.
It’s no wonder that Microsoft felt forced to pay off the likes of the desperate Nokia to the tune of $1 billion plus to use Windows Phone ’07.