We all know a new wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets are coming, and in fact we have seen the Samsung i937 shown off already.Â We do not however know how soon, and most of us I expect believe it will be September at the earliest.
In the mean time carriers will have to sell existing handsets, and we are now recieving reports that stocks of the SamsungÂ Omnia 7, the most attractive Windows Phone 7 handset internationally, are running low.Â Samsung’s own website shows O2, Carphone warehouse, 3, Orange and Phones4U are already out of stock, and our tipster tells us, contrary to Samsung’s chart, T-Mobile UK is also saying they have run out of Omnia 7s and will not be ordering any more.
This drying up of stock as older devices are phased out before new handsets arrive is obviously good for carriers, but will likely further impact sale numbersÂ of Windows Phone 7 handsets, especially as the most attractive devices will be sold out first.
When asked by MobileToday what the future of Windows Phone for Samsung was in the UK, Simon Stanford, Managing Director for Samsung UK and Ireland declined to comment, but said the company will make an announcement in the next few weeks.
The best salvation would of course be of new Windows Phones reach the market as soon as possible, and if the Fujitsu leak is any indication they may arrive sooner than we think.
Thanks Dan for the tip.