Microsoft Sells 1.5M WP7 Phones
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has kept quiet on the number of Windows Phone 7 devices it has sold, but not for the reasons many thought (i.e. a poor showing). Turns out the company has put more than 1.5 million phones on the shelves in the first six weeks since launch, it revealed today.
Achim Berg, Microsoft's corporate vice president of the mobile communications business and marketing group, announced the stat today in a "feature story" posted on Microsoft's site, dispelling estimates that put sales in the low hundreds of thousands.
Since the launch in October, Microsoft has introduced 10 WP7 devices from several different handset makers, including LG Electronics Inc. (London: LGLD; Korea: 6657.KS) and Samsung Corp. , it appears to be a serious contender in 2011. (See OS Watch: Samsung, King of Androids.)
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— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile