No News Is Bad News

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 1, 2010
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  2. I was expecting Windows Phone 7 to get off to a credible start, then fall
    behind as Android continued to evolve faster. I wasn’t expecting it to be a
    flop from the get-go.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 2, 2010
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  3. its far too early to call Windows Phone 7 a flop or a failure...
    Nathan Mercer, Dec 4, 2010
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    The fact remains, though, that Microsoft has shown no hesitation in crowing
    about the millions of Kinect controllers it has sold in such a short time,
    while remaining completely silent on how Windows Phone 7 phones have been
    selling over a somewhat longer time.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 5, 2010
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    Sweetpea Guest

    Indeed. Massively disappointing sales performance so far. The great Micro
    $oft marketing and publicity machine hasn't finished trying to save it
    Sweetpea, Dec 5, 2010
  6. Well, I suppose you could say it got off to a semi-credible start

    That’s about 36000 activations per day, versus the 300000 per day that
    Google is currently claiming for Android. So basically Microsoft’s share
    of the total smartphone market is in the single percentage figures.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 21, 2010
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    David Empson Guest

    [Note for clarity, as the text in the URL is misleading: the claimed
    figure is 1.5 million sales in the first six weeks.]
    As per the update to the article, Microsoft is pulling their usual trick
    of counting shipments to retailers or carriers as "sales".

    No information has been supplied about actual sales to end users (apart
    from MS's claim of 40000 sold on launch day), hence WP7 probably has an
    even smaller share of the smartphone market than "36000 per day".

    Won't be easy to tell until independent figures are provided.

    For comparison, Google's and Apple's "activiations" figures relate to
    devices being activated by end users, and Apple's quarterly unit sales
    figures are sales to end users.
    David Empson, Dec 22, 2010
  8. I was being generous. :)
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 22, 2010
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    victor Guest

    What have you done with the real LDO ?
    victor, Dec 22, 2010
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