“Microsoft revealed that it may have aggressive goals for Windows Phone 7 through a presentation at ReMIX in France,” Electronista reports. “The company endorsed IDC data that showed it shipping a total of 30 million WP7 smartphones by the end of 2011. Much of the increase would be helped by the rise of smartphones, which could account for 40 percent of sales in 2011 compared to just 14 percent this year.”
“The estimate seen by MobileTechWorld, while not directly controlled by Microsoft, would mark a distinct reversal of the current pattern for Windows Mobile,” Electronista reports. “Just 3.7 million Windows Mobile phones shipped in the winter and could leave Microsoft shipping less than half IDC’s number this year.”
Electronista reports, “Sales could be lower still as any rebound from the formal launch of WP7 in the fall could be offset by declines as customers either wait for the new OS or decide on alternatives like Android and iPhone.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Buy One Windows Phone, Get 10,000 Free.