You know that Kinect launched this week, right? Well Microsoft also launched another game-changer with Xbox Live tie-ins last month with Windows 7 Phone with a $100 million marketing budget.
According to a report today in The Street
, "Even with a glitzy media intro last month hosted by champion inside-seller and company chief Steve Ballmer, Microsoft, which spent a reported $100 million on the phone's advertising campaign, sold a mere 40,000 Windows 7 phones Monday, according to a market research source who tracks phone sales."
This number excludes free phones given to 89,000 Microsoft. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft did not comment. T-Mobile - which carries the phones in the USA - stated that the phones were, "already receiving strong interest from our customers right out of the gate."