Windows Phone 7 Sales: Radio Shack Gets WP7

By Gary Johnson - Nov 13, 2010

One of the biggest mobile phone retailers in the US Radio Shack has just starting stocking three Windows Phone 7 devices. The move by Microsoft is to increase its presence in the country’s retail space.

Mark Raby of TGDaily is reporting that Radio Shack is an important part of the smartphone market, and it has a lot of costumers who are on more of a budget. They offer deals and promotions that are not found in official carrier stores and retailers such as Best Buy.

Devices that are available now are the LG Quantum from AT&T, HTC HD7 from T-Mobile, and the Samsung Focus from AT&T. Microsoft are facing a tough task getting the Windows Phone 7 OS on to the wish lists of consumers, and launch sales saw only 40,000 handsets shifted.

The marketing message offered with the new OS is “a phone to save us from our phones,” meaning users have no need to search round the device to see e-mails and texts. Trouble is many other devices already do this. Something that does set the Windows Phone 7 apart is the Xbox Live integration, and a lot of people might not even know this.

Getting devices into Radio Shack who have a history of offering some great deals on normally expensive devices is surely a good move?

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  • Topher

    I agree with T.L., this phone is just getting started. It has a great interface and a huge company to back it up. People may be buying Apple computers by "the bushelfull," yet Windows is still about 90% of the computer market! Furthermore, I would like to know what someone does with 300,000 apps. In fact, I'd like to see what someone does with 1000 apps! In any case, within 1 year, WP7 will be a strong force in the mobile world, with more apps, copy & paste, etc.

  • Abid

    Iphone & Android interfaces look pretty ancient – verbatim feedback from quite a few folks who have used the Micorosft phones for more than 45 seconds.

  • T.L.

    This phone is just getting started.. The sky is the limit!!!

  • Thetruthhurts

    This phone is dead in the water. Businesses that require encryption capabilities can’t allow it, there is no copy and paste, the phone cant join hidden wireless networks, can’t multitask, and can’t support static IP. iPhones and Android phones can. Plus it has about 1000 apps, while the iPhone had 300,000 and Android about 100,000. Not to even mention the fact that Microsoft is considered a dying dinosaur to young people who are buying Apple computers by the bushelfull.

    • QuitYourBitching

      Really? you are comparing app numbers within weeks of the release of wp7? No doubt MS has a fight on its hands. As with all MS products, version 1 has problems, 2 gets better and 3, if you're a competitor of MS is something to fear..

      The truth here is MS dramatically changed their mobile platform into something that could actually complete with iOS and Android and no amount of trolling will change that.