Microsoft claims sales of 1.5 million Windows Phone ‘07 units in first 6 weeks

Achim Berg, Microsoft’s vice president of business and marketing for Windows Phones, has revealed that Windows Phone ’07 has “more than 4,000 apps” and that “that phone manufacturers sold over 1.5 million phones in the first six weeks.”

With a new platform you have to look at a couple of things, first of all customer satisfaction… Another is phone manufacturer sales – phones being bought and stocked by mobile operators and retailers on their way to customers. We are pleased that phone manufacturers sold over 1.5 million phones in the first six weeks, which helps build customer momentum and retail presence. – Achim Berg

MacDailyNews Take: By our calculations, factoring in channel stuffing and the fact that the IT doofus market is likely now saturated, Windows Phone ’07 critical mass will be achieved on the first Wednesday of never.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]


  1. eyerhyme, the only GOOD reason to taunt MSFT over having a “mere” 4,000 fart apps is the amount of senseless taunting they shoveled out the door in the 90s and early parts of this century. My son still claims he “needs” Windows because he has to be able to run Visio on his home computer. The fact is, you can carefully select 4,000 iPhone apps and include 90% of the apps on 90% of all iPhones. 80% of the apps on 99% of all iPhones. Those thousands that you make such a big deal of are truly peripheral … bad fart apps (are there any “good” ones?) and Wikileak apps.

  2. Microsoft hardware announcements have always tended to confuse “sold” with “shipped.” Zune sales figures turned out to include warehouses and shelves full of the devices, untouched by users, and hundreds of thousands given away at conferences, conventions, and trade shows (almost all of them unused by their recipients). As their corpse continues to rot, the datapoints intended to document their successes become more untrustworthy. Despite continued reports of revenue and earnings increases, billions have vanished form their balance sheet.

  3. Quarter mil per week, mil per month, 12 mil per year run rate out of the gate.

    Look, it’s nothing to sneeze at, but they have their work cut out for them if their intention is to play for the trophy.

  4. Engadget: “1.5 million units is a tiny, tiny number when you consider the platform launched on 10 devices on over 60 carriers in over 30 countries.” – sold to retailers.


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