Windows Phone 8 has propelled Microsoft's commercial performance in smartphone market.
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.