LG doesn't disclose figures, but says its WP7 launch was disappointing
LG's Windows Phone 7 offerings might not have the most prestigious reputation on the market, but there are still some consumers out there that would still choose them over the competition. However, it appears that the launch of its Windows Phone 7 smartphones wasn't all that spectacular according to LG Marketing Strategy Direction James Choi. In a recent interview, Choi admits that sales expectations were high with its Windows Phone 7 devices, but actual sales from phones like its Optimus 7 “wasn't what everyone expected.”
In fact, the company doesn't plan to see a massive movement of sales until plans regarding Microsoft's intentions on supporting low to mid range devices are made known. Although no direct sales figures were disclosed regarding their smartphones, LG reiterates that they are still nevertheless committed to the new platform and hopes to see diversity amongst handsets – which appears to be something that the carriers want.
source: Pocket-lint via Electronista
1. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)
surprising that i keep hearing people really like the os and its really easy to use. but then again i never actually see anyone with first hand experience or anyone that ever owns the phone.
its like bigfoot of the os's.
14. lubba (Posts: 1309; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
i have the hd7 and i love it and it is really easy to use.
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4721; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
+1 for @narley's experience. I too haven't seen anyone with a WP7 device. There are plenty of iPhones, Droid models of all flavors (original Droid, Droid X, etc.), I have even seen a few Palm Pre phones in use.... But WP7 devices are more virtual in my neck of the woods.
3. Wardski (unregistered)
LOL WTF LG?? I mean come on... In the mobile race, who is LG? Raise you're hand if you've ever owned an LG phone....
IMO, the only phone LG has ever manufactured that I might want to buy, is the LG 2X with dual core.
4. Treysters (unregistered)
Windows Phone 7 probably didn't take off per Windows hopes although its current status was universally expected really.
As for LG itself, low-mid range wp7 phones it makes should give a nice chunk of cash to them. But I'm not surprised at this specific piece of news.'
If your in the market for a Windows Phone 7 cellphone would you -honestly- pick LG over the competition? I mean Samsung hardware is no better atleast in the looks industry and sometimes reliability but Samsung is usually a higher name on the plate than LG in peoples minds.
And thats ignoring HTC which has the most sleek hardware in that phone spectrum so of coarse their getting their butts kicked in profits, WP7 having a hard take off excluded.
I'd count Dell but apparently they've been having issues getting the Venue Pro out of the gate. Too bad, looked like a nice hardware offering. Or too bad its not on my choice of carrier. I hope those who ordered it get it in one piece though.
5. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
Didn't work out mathematically as Microsoft spent a billion dollars in advertising and proportionate sales were not generated.
6. g.ghh (unregistered)
5 mp camera thick device, lg thinks it will be popular? naaa
15. lubba (Posts: 1309; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
You have to come out with a spectacular device in conjuction with a good OS, just like the iphone. wp7=good, lg optimus 7=bad.
7. Nowindow (unregistered)
Window mobile 7 is easy to use and fast? Easy to use for people that can read, but still the picture worth,a thousand words plus wm7 look boring. It is like every phone release are the same (the ui)just different hardware. Fast b/c it does not content any graphic innovate ui. I want to try new os, until microsft revise the os, the wm7 is not impress me at all.
8. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
First off...LG makes horrible phones except the Quantum. And that's probably because Microsoft wouldn't let LG fuck with the software.
That being said, there is just too much noise in the Mobile OS market. iPhone is the loudest. Android and RIM have the most mouths. Then you have Palm and Symbian filling in the silent parts. God bless Microsoft for completely re-writing Windows Mobile, but they decided to back away and do this re-write just as soon as the Mobile OS market blew up. To the point where people didn't ask for basic phones, they wanted smartphones. Microsoft was out for an entire year, pretty much late to the party.
Mobile OS's live and die by their app store. I mean, lets be honest. I wouldn't care what OS I had because the OS doesn't make the phone, the apps do. The apps make the phone more than just and organizer. With iOS having 350,000+ apps and Android having 100,000 apps...I just don't know how you can get your foot in the door. Let's be honest, it's going to end up being iOS, Android, and RIM. Everything else will die unless they find a niche for their software somewhere else.
9. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)
While we, the consumer, appreciate your attempt to make your OS relevant your track record speaks for itself. Your freezy buggy software of the past has made anything you do now pointless. You have lost the faith of the comsumer, and in some cases more importantly, the faith of the sales people to push your product as must of them know its just comming back. The KINs killed any faith most people have in your product. No matter what you do right now your devices will not sell to the masses. Please leave the mobile market for a few years and then maybe people will believe you can make a good product. It doesnt matter if your current OS is the best thing since sliced bread, we have heard that story before and we are tired of teling people we fell on a doorknob. We love you, we just cant trust you without some time to heal
Anyone with Half a Brain
10. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)
In my opinion the LG Quantum is the worst WP7 phones out there. If the keyboard would've been better, landscape mode, and phone be a little thinner, then maybe the phone would've been better and sold more.
11. komelo (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Jan 2011)
It doesn't matter what you all haters say, wp7 is here to stay. If you all too smart for windows phone, this os is not for you.
The simple it is the better, I dont need Android because its just to complicated,not that I dont know how to use it but I just like complicated gadgets anymore. LG quantum is a ok device, the next Gen of windows phone will be highly anticipated for sure, people tired of the same crap from Android, the 4g phones are the same laggy slow ANDROIDS.
13. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 278; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
"...the next Gen of windows phone will be highly anticipated for sure, people tired of the same crap from Android, the 4g phones are the same laggy slow ANDROIDS."
lol which Androids have you used? At least you admit though you don't like complicated software/hardware. It's a good thing that we have WinMo to appease those who are fashionable apple fanboy haters but still want an os that tells THEM how to use it rather than the other way around. :)
12. phoneaddict18 (unregistered)
I have the LG quantum and its not that bad, despite it has restarted itself once and the headphones don't work properly. I personally like Android better than wp7. But this phone is pretty good.
16. boe (unregistered)
LG's phone selection was dissappointing. if they offered something slim with a beautiful screen like the Focus they might have gotten some attention. Second option would be a less brilliant screen but a much bigger screen like the EVO has.
17. ChaCha (unregistered)
I really enjoy my LG Quantum. I like having my full keyboard and windows 7 is amazing. I probably wouldn't have bought this phone if it weren't for windows 7 being it's software. I LOATH lg. Like that guy said up there-microsoft probably wouldn't let them mess with the software what so ever. Thus-it's a cool phone :) I just think people know about lg's not being the best out there or had a problem with one in the past (lg shine..lg vu-those we're horrible). Anyway-I like mine :o)