Tuesday, 30 November 2010 10:50

Windows Mobile 7 being wiped by Android

Written by Nick Farell

Supplier claims
A UK supplier claims that Microsoft's new Windows Mobile 7 is not doing very well against Android. Writing in his blog, Ben Pusey, of Mobiles Please said that Windows Phone 7 has got off to a sluggish start as far as his punters are concerned.

Only three per cent of smartphone sales and a little under two per cent of overall sales through MobilesPlease.co.uk have been using the Windows Mobile 7 OS. “The 800,000 people who visit these mobile channels a month are enough to show that the initial public reaction to Windows Phone 7 is luke warm at best,” he said.

Even Symbian 3 handsets outsold Windows 7 Phones by three to one, which is a little embarrising. “The Symbian 3 sales were almost entirely made up of one handset, the Nokia N8,” Pusey said. With Windows Phone 7 Microsoft have genuinely made an effort to differentiate, however they have arrived very late to the market and catching up with the other players will be a Herculean task, he added.

Other retailers have said that demand for iPhone, Blackberry and HTC handsets were strong in the smartphone sector.Some retailers were not even bothering displaying Windows Phone 7 machines, Pusey claimed. He said that with no killer handsets, and the stuffy, suit and tie image that Microsoft have tried so hard to shed still lingering, “Microsoft need to pull something impressive out of the bag soon if they are going to compete in the mobile phone market.”

Last modified on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 11:59
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+2 #1 GrumpyOldMan 2010-11-30 17:44

I'm one of those idiots who bought one. Alas, my first smartphone. If I can only figure out how to slide the screen position to make/get a damn phone call in a pinch. Guess I need to be smart first.

As to the other OS sales, it's a lesser of all evils. I have Google that wants to get in my pants OR a cult of zombies.

Us old people like the stuffy shirt approach.

+2 #2 yasin 2010-11-30 18:53
Even Symbian 3 handsets outsold Windows 7 Phones by three to one, which is a little embarrising.

but the n8 isn't too bad really.
0 #3 branko360 2010-11-30 19:13
HTC is filling a gap left over by iPhone in the markets not seen as cool (http://www.mobiletoday.co.uk/Dealer/Fonehouse_diversifies_to_attract_new_partners.aspx ) which makes other phones to enter the market by the back door. Shortage of the phones will sell any handset manufactures make this xmas so it is going to be an easy ride for HTC HD
+1 #4 Fud_u 2010-12-01 08:45
Poor Microsoft, they should of get their act together the moment the iphone 2g shows up. Google did and look at it now.

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