Microsoft Sells 1.5M WP7 Phones

Positive progress for Microsoft as handset makers stock 1.5M phones, and 18,000 developers bring in 4,000 new apps

Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms

December 21, 2010

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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.)

For more
For more on Microsoft's operating system overhaul with WP7, check out the following stories:

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  • OS Watch: Developers Rally for Symbian

  • OS Watch (Out): Here Comes V Cast Apps

  • Apple Dominating Tablet Takeover

  • OS Watch: Apple Beats RIM, Verbally & Actually

  • Microsoft Muted, Not Maimed, by Apple

— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile

About the Author(s)

Sarah Thomas

Director, Women in Comms

Sarah Thomas's love affair with communications began in 2003 when she bought her first cellphone, a pink RAZR, which she duly "bedazzled" with the help of superglue and her dad.

She joined the editorial staff at Light Reading in 2010 and has been covering mobile technologies ever since. Sarah got her start covering telecom in 2007 at Telephony, later Connected Planet, may it rest in peace. Her non-telecom work experience includes a brief foray into public relations at Fleishman-Hillard (her cussin' upset the clients) and a hodge-podge of internships, including spells at Ingram's (Kansas City's business magazine), American Spa magazine (where she was Chief Hot-Tub Correspondent), and the tweens' quiz bible, QuizFest, in NYC.

As Editorial Operations Director, a role she took on in January 2015, Sarah is responsible for the day-to-day management of the non-news content elements on Light Reading.

Sarah received her Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She lives in Chicago with her 3DTV, her iPad and a drawer full of smartphone cords.

Away from the world of telecom journalism, Sarah likes to dabble in monster truck racing, becoming part of Team Bigfoot in 2009.

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