There has been some skepticism if there was any room for the phone to save us from our phones. You see, that is how Windows 7 phone is selling themselves. But do people really want to get in get out and get on with their lives? It’s hard to imagine as people are using their phones to do pretty much everything these days. With Android, Apple and Blackberry already dominating the OS market share, it really isn’t unreasonable to wonder if there is a place for another OS in the United States.
If sales in England are any indication of how Microsoft’s latest foray into the cellular arena is going to go over in the states, people are going to need to make some room at the grown up table for Microsoft. Orange, one of England’s largest carriers has completely sold out of Windows 7 Phone
devices. Demand has been so great, that they are offering discounts to customers stuck on a waiting list.
Despite this news, at least one of the major carriers in the US has no intention of offering their Windows 7 phones on preorder. While it is relatively common practice for carriers to offer preorders on new phones, AT&T will be offering their Windows phones on a first come first serve basis. One of the more anticipated Windows phones is coming on the AT&T network, the HTC surround. It comes equipped with one of the cooler phone accessories
we've seen built into a phone, a slide out speaker.
While it’s highly unlikely that there will be lines around the block outside of AT&T stores like there have been with recent iPhone releases, it isn’t outside the realm of possibility that it might be a bit difficult to get your hands on one of these bad boys on day one of their release.
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