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 sales.” I’m going to need a slightly more legitimate reference than that before I start believing the numbers.
Reports from people actually in stores paint a picture of lines and sold out handsets, not to mention the fact that Microsoft did a really, really big non-American push before this.
I don’t think this number paints the whole picture, and I think more info will come to light in the near future.