3 months on, 2 million Windows Phone 7 handsets in the channel

Windows Phone 7 logoIn an interview with Bloomberg, Microsoft Senior Project Manager Greg Sullivan said that more than two million devices have now sold into the channel. The company remains silent on the number actually in users' hands.

In another interview, with CNET, the news was more encouraging. Those people who have bought Windows Phone 7 handsets are apparently happy with them: 93 percent of customers are satisfied or very satisfied with the platform, and 90 percent would recommend it to others. This satisfaction is certainly consistent with our experience. Awareness of the brand has also risen, up 22 percent to 66 percent, showing that the company's expensive advertising campaign is starting to make people notice the platform.

A month ago the number sold into the channel was around 1.5 million. Even if the actual figure is around 2.2 or 2.3 million—a bit over "more than two million"—that means that growth of the new platform has flattened. If the number is just a little more than 2 million, it means that Microsoft is shipping WP7 licenses to manufacturers at a lower rate now than it was in the first two months. Either way, the number is unlikely to be encouraging for the company.

Marketplace, Microsoft's application store for the platform, continues to perform strongly, however. There are now more than 6,500 applications on the store, and 24,000 registered developers. Whether the company can retain this momentum in the face of bleak sales figures remains to be seen: developers are already increasingly concerned about the platform's growth and Microsoft's promotion of it.

Tags: Microsoft, mobile phones, Windows Phone 7

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)