Were Only 40,000 WP7 Phones Sold On Day One?

The Street is reporting that 40,000 Windows Phone 7 devices were sold in the first day of sales, a surprisingly low number. By comparison, the original iPhone sold over 250,000 in its first weekend. I'm not quite buying this as a doom and gloom prediction. Firstly, The Street isn't saying where these numbers come from, citing only "a market research source who tracks phone … [Read more...]

Analyst Eightball: Windows Phone 7 To Flop


Analyst Eightball is a semi-regular feature, where we feature comments by an industry analyst, and we note that they're about as accurate as consulting a magic eightball. Today, industry analyst Gartner has painted a dire picture of what will happen with WP7. They're pegging a minor bump after the platform debuts, from 4.7% in 2010 to 5.2% in 2011,but this will decline 3.9% … [Read more...]