Microsoft has been pumping a great deal of money into its sinking mobile division with lackluster results. The company’s latest foray into the mobile arena with Windows Phone 7 seems to be a bust.
Windows Phone 7 has been receiving generally positive reviews from various media outlets. However, it seems like Microsoft’s phone curse that brought the axe down on the Kin may have moved onto Windows Phone 7.
According to TheStreet, Microsoft only managed to move a measly 40,000 Windows Phone 7 devices during its launch on Monday. This is despite Microsoft’s large $100 million marketing campaign.
The sales figure doesn’t include the 89,000 free phones Microsoft has promised its employees. In contrast Google has been moving 200k Android devices per day while Apple has been selling 270k per day.
Things are looking bleak for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 as 40,000 during launch is pretty low considering the $100 million marketing campaign.