During the last quarter for which we have data (ending June) I
have an estimate that Windows Phone sold only 1.4 million units
(Gartner’s sell-through analysis suggests 1.7 million). That
gives Microsoft a 1.3% share of units sold (Gartner 1.6%), a
In other words, for that entire quarter, they sold about as many total Windows Phones as Apple sold iPhone 4S preorders last weekend. This must be frustrating for Microsoft — Windows Phone 7 is better than Android from what I’ve seen. And even if you disagree with that assessment, I don’t see how anyone could say its quality and appeal are proportionate to its sales figures. Getting traction in the market is hard.
(Anyone at Microsoft: I’d welcome a Mango phone to review. Get in touch if you can make that happen.)
★ Wednesday, 12 October 2011