Windows Phone 7 devices go on sale; How popular are they?


Windows Phone 7 devices went on sale this week at AT&T (NYSE: T) and T-Mobile with AT&T selling the Samsung Focus and HTC Surround for $200 each with a two-year contract, and T-Mobile is selling the HTC HD7 for $200 with a two-year contract.

It's not exactly clear how well sales are going. T-Mobile isn't commenting and an AT&T spokeswoman said the phone was "already receiving strong interest from our customers right out of the gate," according to an article in TheStreet. However, TheStreet is citing a market research source who tracks phone sales as saying some 40,000 Windows Phone 7 phones were sold on Monday when the platform launched. Consider, also, that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has pumped $100 million into advertising the new platform.

Still, the critical Christmas-selling season is coming up, and carriers and manufacturers typically slash prices to drive sales.

For more:
- see this article from TheStreet

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