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In a surprising step from Microsoft, which was very discreet on this subject, the company published the sales figures of Windows Phone 7 with good news of 1.5 million devices sold during the first six weeks of sales.
The news was announced today via a Microsoft News Center in an interview with Achim Berg, Vice President of Mobile Communications and Business.
Other questions show that Microsoft is satisfied with early sales results and meets the expectations of a new smartphone in an already established contest.
News Center : Windows Phone 7 is on the world market for nearly two months, how are sales?
Berg : Revenues are growing and our reputation, which we offer users a unique experience, is growing and meeting our expectations – especially compared to other new platforms. With a new platform, you need to examine a number of things, especially customer satisfaction. As I have already mentioned, we have had an excellent response to the whole experience of mobile telephony.
Another is phone manufacturer sales – phones purchased and stored by mobile operators and merchants en route to customers. We are pleased that phone manufacturers sold over 1.5 million phones in the first six weeks, boosting customer momentum and retail presence.
We know that the competition is tough and that it is a completely new product. We are in the race – it is not a sprint, but we are gaining ground and we will be there for the long term.
News Center : The smartphone industry is so competitive, how do you want to catch up
Berg: We all know that competition in this industry is extreme and that we need to be competitive on many fronts. We need to offer a great product that people want to use. We have a different perspective than just delivering applications, and we have received excellent feedback from our customers on our approach. We are working on updates that will take us to the next level. We also have strong ecosystem support, including developers, operators and equipment manufacturers, which will further strengthen the momentum we are already seeing.
From this point of view, we are in a good place. We are about to release the first of several updates in the coming months, and several other mobile operators around the world will introduce Windows Phone 7 to their networks in 2011, and we will have a broader portfolio of devices from phone manufacturers at different prices that meet our commitment to offer our customers a choice. We believe that doing things right will lead to continued success.
Some notable remarks from Berg are the overall customer satisfaction, Windows Phone 7, which will join other mobile operators in 2011, and 18,000 developers developing applications for the Windows Phone 7 market. Although he has just joined the smartphone industry, Windows Phone 7 has so far proven that he does not arrive quietly.
See full Microsoft News Center interview
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