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Microsoft sells 877,000 Windows Phones in February

Startscreen_web Just four months after Microsoft released Windows Phone 7 to the world, analysts are claiming that the company has sold about 877,000 devices in the month of February. This adds on to the other months' sales numbers to bring the total number to 3.38 million devices sold.

This is pretty monumental for Microsoft, considering how late in the game they were to the new wave of the smartphone industry.

I've openly said how the operating system isn't even close to maturity yet, so these sales numbers are really promising. Also, WP7 hasn't been released on Verizon yet. I'm sure that when that happens, a lot more devices will sell, bringing that figure up even more. When all four of the major US carriers have compatible WP7 devices, then the number will obviously be boosted even higher.

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3 thoughts on “Microsoft sells 877,000 Windows Phones in February

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    There was an article yesterday on a mayor Dutch techblog that was about how quickly prices have dropped on WP7 Phones. They are, in the Netherlands at least, the cheapest phones on the market for the hardware they offer. If the same is also true on the US market that could be a reason why the sales are picking up.

    I’m not saying its a bad thing. It’s one of the reason it looks like my next phone will be a WP7 device but it does look like Microsoft is trying to get market-share by selling phones while making little or no money on them.

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  • Your surprise is very insincere. In Q1 of this year, my company had to make a purchasing decision about which mobile phone platform to use for the next two years. Like most businesses, we’ve been using Blackberry devices and have been very happy. We’re also positively intrigued by some of the business moves that Blackberry is making as well as new products and technologies that they’re bringing to market this year. Because we’re government funded, we’ve been required to evaluate all of the options, but going into that process we treated it as a bureaucratic gesture meant to satisfy external requirements. Obviously, Apple products didn’t make the government’s “approved” list because of basic privacy, security, functionality, and support concerns. Certain Android devices made it onto the list for the first time, for us at least. The three Android devices available to us were, like most Android devices, a little underwhelming but with many positive things going for them. However, as a security firm we tend to cast a distrusting eye on everything supported and promoted by Google due to CIA involvement and the well documented funding and involvement of other questionable people and organizations. I assume that people are aware of this and just don’t care, but personally I find it ridiculous when “enthusiasts” try to upgrade the value of “open source Android” through their involvement, seeing as how they’re merely assisting government agencies to gather information about them. Of course, nobody has ever Android fanboys of being smart or even aware. There were some other devices available to us, but at the end of the day we were left with two Blackberry devices and two WP7 devices. Ultimately, we choose the touchscreen-only WP7, which has made some of our “more seasoned” employees a bit nervous.

    Unless you don’t actually know anything about phones, it’s quite clear that what Microsoft has to offer is one of the best in the market. Microsoft has been supporting ARM hardware continuously longer than almost any other vendor, mobile or otherwise. The core technology going into WP7 has been evolving and refined for over a decade, and third parties have been auditing it the entire time. You can get actual support from Microsoft without having to contact your carrier or the hardware manufacturer of your phone, and you don’t have to drive to the mall to get it either. Out of the box, WP7 seems to offer a more complete and useful experience other players, which makes a little surprise that other software vendors quickly point to their “app” library.

    I know that we represent a government purchase and not consumers, but where I live WP7 are growing popular with the kids. The iPhone was “cool” years ago. Since then, Android became the new “cool” phone with the iPhone being relegated to “old people” and kids who still have one getting laughed at. Now we’re up a cycle. WP7 is the new “cool” phone, and Android gets you laughed at pretty fast because it looks like a wannabe grandparent phone, the iPhone.

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  • Lmao, so you really think the CIA have nothing to do with microsoft? Why do you think Microsoft leave backdoors in windows?

    If the company is american, then the US govt will have their tentacles in it somewhere.

    As for the android jibes, why? uncalled for. As if the apple/blackberry/WP7 fanboys are any better.

    Sadly, all your article proves is that you yourself are a fanboy.

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