The Windows Phone 7-equipped HTC HD7, one of the first smartphones to run Windows Phone 7 software, has sold out at stores across the country.
Horizons didn't exactly have high expectations for Windows 7 Phone sales. As we argued recently, the smartphone market is a crowded place – and many consumers have already sworn allegiance to Android or to the Apple iPhone – or their office has them hooked to BlackBerry. Plus, Microsoft is playing a serious game of catch-up by getting into the game so late. But hey, we'll be the first to admit that maybe we had it all wrong.
Today, several outlets are reporting that the HTC HD7, one of the first smartphones to carry the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 OS, has sold out at stores across the country. "This instantaneous success," writes Brandon Slattery of PC World, "can be credited either to HTC's impressive track list of making great smartphones or the public's strong interest in Microsoft's revamped mobile OS."