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WP7 Sales Low Q1 – Nokia Deal to Brighten Up Future (Gartner)

May 19, 2011 4 Comments

Gartner, Inc. has released actual sales numbers for all mobile device manufacturers and operating systems. We all know that it would be a long hard fought race to the top for Microsoft and WP7. So these number shouldn’t really surprise anyone – especially Windows Phone users.

Windows Phone saw only modest sales that reached 1.6 million units in the first quarter of 2011, as devices launched at the end of 2010 failed to grow in consumer preference and CSPs continued to focus on Android. In the long term, Nokia’s support will accelerate Windows Phone’s momentum.

So Microsoft has reportedly sold only  1.6 million WP7 devices in the first quarter of 2011. We are going to read tons of reports stating how this is a huge deal and questioning the platform itself. Well, as important as it is to know the current state of the OS as far as sales are concerned. I think it is far more important and useful to know where it is going. For that let me show you guys the next chart, which to me works like a crystal ball into the future…

Nokia by far is the worlds largest mobile phone manufacturer. In which later this year will act as an exclusive one to Windows Phone. Even if only half of Nokia users keep on buying their phone later this year, it will easily propel WP7 past IOS to take 2nd place. If they take more than that (which they easily should) Microsoft and Windows Phone will be right behind of Android as far as sales are concerned.

Source: Gartner


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  • Lduro1234

     Those are the total sale numbers for all of nokia’s phones. As you all know wp7 will be available only to the high end nokia phones.  Later on they might go down to the low end of the market..

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      Nokia will be offering Windows Phones at all price points. That was one of the main parts of the deal between the two  :) 

  • Lduro1234

     So the nokia deal might help out wp7, but the main problem is that consumers do not want or like their product. There are better choices out there like IOS and Android, and consumers appreciate the better quality of those 2 eco-systems. You cannot buy yourself into a market,,, you have to innovate and lead and wp7 is lacking both.

    • http://wp7connect.com Hyde13

      You do not call Windows Phone innovation? It is the only OS that is totally different from the rest… 

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