Windows Phone 7 Initial Sales Figures Announced
"Another is phone manufacturer sales - phones being bought and stocked by mobile operators and retailers on their way to customers. We are pleased that phone manufacturers sold over 1.5 million phones in the first six weeks, which helps build customer momentum and retail presence."
After all the questions about sales of Windows Phone, Microsoft has come forward and made its first official statement via an interview with Achim Berg, the vice president of business and marketing for Windows Phones. The good news is that the total sales number is 1.5 million units. The bad news is that the sales figures represent those units that were sold to mobile operators and retailers. While this does provide an indication that there is strong support for the platform from operators and retailers, the actual number of total activations has still not been announced. Furthermore, many have commented that this number seems small considering that Windows Phone 7 launched on over 60 carriers in over 30 countries. Feel free to leave your take in the comments below.