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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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posted on 08 Jun 2011, 09:32

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5877; 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.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 10:55

3. snowgator (Posts: 3256; 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.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 13:31

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.

posted on 08 Jun 2011, 20:46

6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Still overpriced ha!!

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