Windows Phone Now on Road To Sell One Million Handsets Per WeekJanuary 13, 2013 3 Comments
This is for certain. While the factual numbers on Q4 Windows Phone sales are yet to be known we have two estimated data entries from Steve Ballmer himself. Ewan Spence, Contributor at Forbes has put those two points in perspective and when you take a solid look over those numbers the Windows Phone OS, he believes, is approaching a rather nice milestone of selling one million handsets per week.
Ballmer began this month by telling us all that Windows Phone were selling four times more than the previous year, and then also appeared at Qualcomm’s CES keynote were he reinforced those numbers. He later confirmed that there are “five times more devices than the same period last year.” The Forbes analyst makes very clear that “while we don’t have numbers from Microsoft, we do have numbers for Q4 2011 from Gartner (2,759,000 units) and Canalys (2,500,000 handsets)” and when you put the math to work, out pops the lovely estimation of it being between 9,500,000 and 13,250,000 units sold. Yes, and for all you math geeks out there, you know that 13 million in sales in a single quarter equals to ‘one million handsets sold every week’. We know this is only a start and that its not as huge a number when compared Apples iPhone or Google’s Android, but clearly Windows Phone is on the rise like the “Caped Crusader” himself. We’re going places people, just you wait and see…MBGW