Windows Phone 7 reaches 1.5 million sales

Microsoft has announced that it's new Windows Phone 7 operating system has made a good start with 1.5 million phones, featuring the new OS, out in the market with more to come (Nokia too?), according to the IT Proportal


Achim Berg, vice president of business and marketing for Windows Phones, realised that the company and the OS is in for a fight, though, "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.


"I think our expectations are realistic for a new platform. We started fresh with Windows Phone 7, and it’s a different kind of phone. Measuring for success is more long term than short term. We launched with many of the top mobile operators in the world, and even more in the coming year in 2011."


Which, when you consider that Apple needed 12 months to sell 6 million iPhones and Google took 6 months to sell 1 million phones, isn't too bad.


Berg hinted at the forthcoming new OS updates, "We have a different point of view than just delivering apps, and we have received great customer feedback on our approach. We are working on updates that will take us to the next level."



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