There is quite a Microsoft stir lately, we missed talking about the recent 4 million Kinect units being sold, numbers which outsold the Nintendo Wii since its launch. The folks at Microsoft were however quite on the sales of the Windows Phone 7. To be honest I was thinking that the device had turned out to be a failure. The case isn’t so.
Microsoft’s Achim Berg stated in a press release that Microsoft sold over 1.5 million devices since its launch in the Europe in October and the US launch in November. The numbers, according to him are quite ahead of the expectations. at least for the first two months of launch. I for one would honestly side with his opinion given that only 40,000 Windows Phone 7 devices were sold on the launch day. But that’s past.
I recall being quite skeptic about the Windows OS, but to be honest, it isn’t as poor as I had anticipated. The layout looks different from what we are used to on the iPhone and the Android based smartphones and it is quite fast to work with.
It will be interesting to see how the device performs over the next couple of months and if the figures rise dramatically, something a bit less believable for now. We will keep you posted as news turns out.