Windows Phone 7 Sales: Who Said Numbers Never Lie?

James Mowery December 21 Mobile

Microsoft was satisfied enough to announce that they had sold 1.5 million units of their Windows Phone 7 platform for the past six weeks it has been available. Not too amazing, sure, but it is a start. However, we were just thrown a curve ball when it was revealed that these numbers are not the actual sales to consumers. No, these figures represent the number of Windows Phone 7 phones sold by phone manufacturers to retailers and mobile providers. So the picture just became more complicated.

The numbers might not be true sales to consumers, but they are — at least when argued by Microsoft — competitive. It doesn’t look too good when matched up wit Apple, but I don’t think anyone was having those high of expectations anyways.

But the one thing Microsoft does have going for it is that developers are jumping in. The platform already has 4,000 apps. Now we don’t know if these are all those silly fart applications or legitimate home runs, but it must be good news to hear that they have some momentum going.

But there is still work to be done. And there is style a mystery to be solved: how many Windows Phone 7 devices have consumers actually purchased?

Written by James Mowery

James Mowery is a passionate technology journalist and entrepreneur who has written for various top-tier publications like Mashable and CMSWire. Follow him on Twitter: @JMowery.
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Richard Sweeney
December 21st, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Quite a generous take on some clearly dubious statistics.

‘And there is style a mystery to be solved: how many Windows Phone 7 devices have consumers actually purchased?’

Microsoft deserve a good slagging for this, not this kind of half hearted remark!

 

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