American consumers are a bit less fickle than Europeans. That's why Apple doesn't grow large marketshare, but they never lose any, and Android is gaining the way it is. People here are generally not likely to consider alternatives as much, especially when almost all those phones come with locked 3G bands or from a carrier on contract.
If they just bought phonex, they won't care that Microsoft has great advertising. The amount of the market that chases technology the way many early adopters here do, is very very small.
I don't think we'll see the full impact Nokia and the better WP7 devices (and later updates) have on the market until a lot of those contracts fall off next year...
If you go to Disneyland, they have a similar thing they do with the Small World building. It's pretty amazing to see these projection shows in person. The accuracy of the projections can be quite impressive. They can make individual windows look like they're opening and closing because the projection lines up perfectly with the window. To see it on the huge scale that Nokia did would be awesome.
There simply is no "Europe" it is a group of several markets that often don't overlap . So I think that the US as a single country actually has more going on than most other countries. I'm sure Nokia has something planned in Europe.
I don't even have to "read" any further to "know" that a post that starts like that is going "south" in a "hurry".
Oops, I am sorry that the post didn't convey what I meant to say more specifically. While I would describe myself as a European, the fact is that markets in the countries are often autonomous. A sweepstake or coupon in Britain rarely works in Germany and vice versa. That is what I meant with my statement.
And besides, I am sure the Nokia ad train will head to the states when the phone becomes available. The brand has traditionally been strong in European markets, so it's no surprise that they would float the idea there first.