Microsoft Selling Four Times as Many Phones as in 2011

During Microsoft's annual shareholder meeting, CEO Steve Ballmer said that Windows Phone 8, despite its infancy, is helping the firm sell four times as many phones as it did during the same period in 2011.

However, as ever, Ballmer failed to divulge specific figures pertaining to his claim. He did, though, state that the number of Windows 8 PCs has grown to 1,500, with new devices due to go on sale during "the coming weeks."

The outspoken CEO later claimed that the Windows Phone Store boasts more than 120,000 apps. Soon, the software giant will apparently hold 46 of the top 50 apps consumers utilize.

Ballmer previously acknowledged that Windows Phone remains "relatively small" in the smartphone market, but believed Windows 8 would imminently contribute towards increased sales.

As for Windows 8's own commercial performance, Microsoft recently confirmed that the operating system has sold over 40 million licenses in one month.

 

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  • lassik
    I'm glad, the more competition the better.

    Plus, I really like the Windows Phone OS. Somethings it can do, it does better than my Android.
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  • Bloob
    assasin32Wonder if their going to be smart and fully integrate their phones with their PC operating system and furthermore to MS Office. There was already a way to view Word, Powerpoints, etc on my old Windows phone I owned over 4 years ago. I hate to say it but if they did the whole cloud computing BS with MS Office and setup to work well with their phones and included halfway decent ways to create and edit MS Office documents they will have something their competition doesn't have a decent working office suite. That alone will probably win them over some business.

    They did that.
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  • lassik
    I'm glad, the more competition the better.

    Plus, I really like the Windows Phone OS. Somethings it can do, it does better than my Android.
    17
  • assasin32
    Wonder if their going to be smart and fully integrate their phones with their PC operating system and furthermore to MS Office. There was already a way to view Word, Powerpoints, etc on my old Windows phone I owned over 4 years ago. I hate to say it but if they did the whole cloud computing BS with MS Office and setup to work well with their phones and included halfway decent ways to create and edit MS Office documents they will have something their competition doesn't have a decent working office suite. That alone will probably win them over some business.
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  • Bloob
    assasin32Wonder if their going to be smart and fully integrate their phones with their PC operating system and furthermore to MS Office. There was already a way to view Word, Powerpoints, etc on my old Windows phone I owned over 4 years ago. I hate to say it but if they did the whole cloud computing BS with MS Office and setup to work well with their phones and included halfway decent ways to create and edit MS Office documents they will have something their competition doesn't have a decent working office suite. That alone will probably win them over some business.

    They did that.
    14