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HTC seeing genuine strong demand for Windows Phone 7

updated 04:45 pm EDT, Wed November 3, 2010

HTC WP7 devices selling out in Australia, Europe

HTC has had stronger sales than it expected for its Windows Phone 7 devices in the launches so far, Taiwan-area phone makers claimed on Wednesday. Phones like the HD7 and 7 Mozart were already selling out at O2 Germany and Australia's Telstra respectively. Low supply problems were a factor, but there was also surprise interest, they told Digitimes.

Interest was also high for LG and Samsung, although the industry insiders were cautious not to suggest it was necessarily a reflection of long-term reception. First buyers are usually either early adopters or else loyal to the brand, they said. Microsoft has purportedly grown confident for the American launch on November 8 as a result of the Australian and European performance.

News of the strong sales would contradict the early queues, where few actually lined up, but if accurate would imply a stronger, more consistent launch result than before. Microsoft is spending $500 million on marketing and has been hoping for relatively strong attention to the launch but hasn't given or leaked out any publicly available sales estimates.

None of Microsoft's sales are believed to be significant challenges to other smartphone rivals in the short term, since most multi-platform manufacturers are still focused primarily on Android and are significantly below Nokia, Apple and RIM in world market share.



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  1. testudo

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    Of course.

    I seem to recall that some company out in Washington state was giving one to all their employees.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

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    Actually works OK, plus games, plus $500 million a

    Actually works OK, plus games, plus $500 million advertising, plus pent up demand, plus strong global brand, plus perceived (or maybe real I haven't bother to actually try one) office connectivity --

    equals you should see some geniune demand. I mean this is slightly more than a Blackberry Torch launch, its somewhere somewhat, a bit above that.

    It's not like a Droid launch - and I dare not even mention Apple in the same thought, since there is no comparison - but I do predict a good Christmas season for Microsoft - and I'll go one further - its not merely going to die back down later, but they will build on this success with copy-paste, multitasking (say what you want, they technically know how to add these features).

    And by next year, this is another player in the phone space..they will definately keep their leadership over Palm - yes, I went out on a limb and said it.

  1. Paul Huang

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    A product is truly popular when all four of the ne

    When you see all four of the 'news' network trucks are outside of the stores doing free advertising for the product.

    pH

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  1. Flying Meat

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    Apparently

    posted through someone's lovely new Win phone 7. ;)

  1. peter02l

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    Very strong demand

    On the first day of sale at least 89,000 went to Microsoft employees!

  1. testudo

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    Re: A product is truly popular

    A product is truly popular ...
    When you see all four of the 'news' network trucks are outside of the stores doing free advertising for the product.


    That's assuming they are there to cover the 'news' and not to basically make fun of a bunch of people with nothing better to do than stand in line to buy some electronic toy.

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