Most of us were eagerly waiting to know the sales figure of the handsets powered by Microsoft’s latest Operating System, the Windows Phone 7. Microsoft has finally announced the official sales figure of Windows Phone 7. Earlier we reported that, Microsoft managed to sell only 40,000 units of Windows Phone 7 handsets on its launch, but the latest sales figure will surely surprise you.
In a recent interview with the Microsoft News Center, Achim Berg, Microsoft’s VP of business and marketing for Windows Phones officially announced that, Microsoft has sold over 1.5 million units of Windows 7 Phone devices to carriers and retailers in the first six weeks.This is not the actual number of Windows Phone 7 devices sold to end users but just that number of handsets that have hit the distribution point.
“Our numbers are similar to the performance of other first generation mobile platforms. Yes, and I think our expectations are realistic for a new platform. We started fresh with Windows Phone 7, and it’s a different kind of phone. Measuring for success is more long term than short term. We have 18,000 developers who are developing for our marketplace.”
“We all know that the competition is extreme in this industry, and we have to compete on multiple fronts. We have to deliver a great product that people want to use. We have a different point of view than just delivering apps, and we have received great customer feedback on our approach”, said Achim Berg, corporate vice president, Mobile Communications Business and Marketing Group.
He also said that, Microsoft is working on updates that will take Windows Phone 7 to the next level. To read the full interview, head over to this page.