Windows Phone 7 made its official debut in October last year, when several smartphones based on it were launched around the world (in select markets, of course).
How many WP7 devices do you think have been sold since then? Not as many as Microsoft have wanted, that’s almost certainly.
The company has just told Engadget that “more than” 2 million Windows Phone 7 licenses have been sold to hardware makers. Last time we’ve heard about it (at the end of December), the number was 1.5 million.
Needless to say, this doesn’t necessarily mean that more than 2 million customers have bought Windows Phone 7 handsets. It simply means that this is the amount of units shipped until now – a good part of them are likely sitting in stores awaiting for someone to take them home.
Microsoft also said that 93% of Windows Phone 7 buyers have declared themselves “satisfied”, while 90% “would recommend” the OS to other customers.
Now let’s wait and see how many new Windows Phone 7 devices will be unveiled next month at MWC 2011, shall we?
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