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

You can use a security key instead of having a code sent to your phone
Adobe says that the AI can now achieve the intended result in seconds
A new security protocol replacing the aging WPA2
Download and install at your own risk, of course
More iPhone parts likely to be produced by Samsung
Starting on Friday, video views on YouTube will start to be counted by the Official Charts Company
LG has already announced two new V-series members in 2018
The method is blocked and the hack doesn’t work, it adds
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 (10)