Unofficial estimate pegs Windows Phone ’07 units at just 674,000

“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.

28 Comments

  1. Ballmers solution was to commandeer a hardware manufacturer to produce even more duds so retailers can have even more inventory sculptures like this:

    Kinect is selling well apparently.

  2. Steep discounts on phone sales often happen closer to the end of their lifespans, but for WP7 were starting to appear just weeks later

    Given how fast everyone else introduces new models, a few weeks seems like a normal lifetime.

  3. “Windows Phone 7” is not even a product. This is the estimated combined total of ALL the actual mobile phone products from ALL the companies that use Windows Phone 7 as the “software component.”

    Apple is ONE company selling ONE mobile phone product, and (even without counting any iPhone 3GS still being sold), Apple sold more iPhone 4 units in ONE DAY than the combined total of Windows Phone 7 devices sold over several MONTHS.

    The difference could not be more stark. By the time Nokia has a Windows Phone 7 device, things may REALLY get ugly.

  4. I have two friends who work for MS; Both have WP7’s. I didn’t really get a chance to play with them too much but two things i did like: home screen updates and the overall size of the screen.

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