The Kin was aborted days into the market, but Windows Phone 7 looks like it is going to burst out of the gate with strong momentum. Massive cellular provider AT&T has supposedly ordered 8 million windows phone 7 gadgets, a large purchase and a testament to the strength of the platform.
A tweet from famous industry insider Michael Gartenberg said the following:
Interesting e-mail from a trusted source. AT&T has apparently signed up for 8 million #WP7 devices. #notkin
Is it official from Redmond or AT&T? No, but it’s as good an unofficial confirmation you will ever get. What does this mean? Microsoft might finally have a serious mobile competitor after years of miring in the background. With AT&T’s backing, the company could finally make a resurgence in the mobile market.