Says Berg: "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."
It is important to note that those figures seem to imply that the 1.5 million figure is how many handsets have been sold to carriers and distributors, not how many have been sold to retail end-users.
Regardless, most analysts had sales at 200,000 so the new number is shocking.
Dell, HTC, LG and Samsung each sell Windows Phone 7 smartphones, available in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia.
Notes Berg (via IW):
"Sales are ramping well as our reputation is growing for offering users a unique experience and are in line with our expectations – especially when compared to other new platform introductions. With a new platform you have to look at a couple of things, first of all customer satisfaction. As I mentioned before, we’ve seen great response on the complete mobile phone experience. We know we have tough competition, and this is a completely new product. We’re in the race – it’s not a sprint but we are certainly gaining momentum and we’re in it for the long run."
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Dec 2010 13:02