Windows Phone Inner Circle events and night parties in store across the US in the coming weeks
1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Let's see... Apple holds a press event and announces the iPhone 4S and a little more than a week later, sells 4+ million handsets. MS holds a series of coming-out parties. Somehow, I don't see even 1 million WP7 handsets being sold from all manufacturers by the end of November (heck, make it end of December to be charitable) of 2011.
2. pongkie (Posts: 514; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
well free music food and drinks and might get a free phone why not. Who cares if they sell anything
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I certainly don't care if MS doesn't see any sales of WP7 handsets. But I suspect a few of MS shareholders might be concerned, what with the $ that are being dumped into the WP7 initiative. Even Steve Ballmer should be concerned, since his bonus was not what it could have been due to WP7s stunning sales volume.
4. DigitalJedi_X1 (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
When Nokia starts producing their Windows Phone's, you"ll see dollar and market share climb. Nokia's Symbian has an installed user base of 225 million. That's the largest of ANY mobile OS. At least half are expected to jump to Windows Phone as the majority of Nokia fans buy the phones because its a Nokia and for the hardware. The software is secondary to most Nokia buyers/fans. An extra 100 million WP7 users would boost market share past that of Blackberry and into iPhone territory And while this won't happen overnight, give it 2-3 years max. Microsoft has MORE than enough cash to float through until then.
5. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 936; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
If you dont see it... these are steps that MS can afford to take and will pay off in the near future. It is a smart move to get media attention and create a buzz - hell maybe even a community.
6. JGuinan007 (Posts: 661; Member since: 19 May 2011)
MS will be a major player in the cell phone market when windows 8 and windows phone 8 come out they will really start to take over the market, Apples law suites and patent war with Android OEMs will bog them down letting Nokia and MS with strong marketing and great inovation in their products take over the smart phone/cell phone market until 2020 when the market no longer exists