So the numbers are here. Windows Phone 7 launched October 21 and in the United States and Canada on November 8th of this year. 1.5 million handsets were sold in six weeks (but shipped and sold to carriers and retailers), the Marketplace has gained about 4,000 apps 2 months into availability, and plenty of possibly skeptical persons who are looking at these numbers while reading this.
As for Achim Berg, VP of business and market for WP7, he had this to say:
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 launched with many of the top mobile operators in the world, and even more in the coming year in 2011.
We have 18,000 developers who are developing for our marketplace. It’s just getting better and better.
Now for my comment: That’s not so micro of you at all to “sell” 1.5 million units in 1.5 months (but they’re not the real data) but just how many were “bought” by consumers? Now, as for my copy and paste update, Achim states that they’ll be releasing “first of several updates” in the next few months.
Via: Microsoft US