Select Windows Phone 7 handsets are selling for a penny through the Microsoft Store
0. phoneArena 08 Jun 2011, 09:25 posted on
Seeing that there are relatively few physical Microsoft Stores around the country, one would have a difficult time trying to nab one of the great deals they’re offering with select Windows Phone 7 smartphones. In fact, they’re...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5615; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
WP7 sales must not be happening as fast as MS was hoping they would. When stuff doesn't move, you discount it to clear the inventory.
3. snowgator (Posts: 3199; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Sure hasn't been for a lack of effort, but of course you are right. You don't go to a penny on good selling devices. Since the Trophy and the Arrive just showed up, that must be really annoying for Microsoft. They need to get some Mango devices with eye-popping hardware out there before other systems push them aside.
4. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)
I think the problem arises when the full features are not introduced that should be. I would want copy and paste, flash, etc. Why buy a phone that doesn't support those features? Another reason (I think), is that people want a variety of phones, not just ones that have a sliding keyboard (Sprint). I have banana hands, so I would want a phone that is easy to use for my convenience (hence why I have an Evo). If they get the new features out before the holidays, knock the prices down, and make a variety of phones, they should see a dramatic increase with sales. I want to go to WP7, but the OS isn't up to date yet. I hope Nokia delivers.