MS to sell 30 million Windows Phone 7 handsets by 2011?

By Matthew ยท 4 replies
May 28, 2010
  1. Say what you will about Microsoft's previous mobile efforts, but there's no denying the company is firing on all thrusters with Windows Phone 7. During a presentation at ReMIX in France, Redmond cited IDC data suggesting it will ship 30 million WP7 handsets by the end of 2011. For comparison, the company only shipped 3.7 million Windows Mobile phones last winter, according to Gartner.

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  2. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    Well, if they can really compete with all the options out there then I'd say their goal might be realistic.
  3. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    When is that phone pictured above going to be available through retailers?
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    The phone pictured is a mock phone that will never come into existence. However, several phones from several different manufacturers (Dell, Motorola, HTC, etc) will be releasing phones with the Windows Mobile 7 OS as soon as the Christmas season of this year.

    I'm hoping to be a future owner of one such phone :)
  5. are there really 30 million people that would by a windows phone or is this some sort of numbers game where they count the number of phones sitting in all the stores that carry them? I could see them sell that many if they sold them for a dollar and that included the 2 year service for free!
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