HTC satisfied with sales of Windows Phone 7 Smartphone’s
November 03rd, 2010 - 10:30 am ET by C. D.
HTC released some Windows Phone 7 Smartphone’s in certain regions on the 21st of October, with the US release still to come. The company is rather satisfied with their sales despite some supply issues.
On the 21st of October, Microsoft launched their Windows Phone 7 OS (see our article) which should allow them to take market share thanks to the healthy growth of Smartphone’s. At this time, a dozen handsets are present, with five of them coming from Taiwanese manufacturer HTC.
While the United States market will only be opened in November, the first Windows Phone 7 Smartphone’s are already available in Europe and Australia. According to Taiwanese sources, HTC is rather satisfied with the first weeks of sales.
The manufacturer has released the HTC Mozart, HTC Trophy and HTC HD7, which are unavailable almost everywhere due to supply shortages. The solid demand and shortage of components has limited the number of handsets available, helping to explain the difficulties in getting your hands on these Smartphone’s.
Awaiting the US launch The same sources also state that other Windows Phone 7 Smartphone manufacturers, like Samsung and LG Electronics, have also seen an increase in demand from carriers.
This initial feedback should reassure Microsoft for the launch in the United States on the 8th of November, as their national market is one of the most important geographical zones when it comes to Smartphone’s.
These figures should be taken with a grain of salt though, as initial sales will have been made to users who have to get their hands on the latest technology (early adopters) and loyal clients of Microsoft’s mobile OS. A welcome reception by the generation public is not yet assured.