This week the two biggest components of the Windows Phone ecosystem reported financial results. Microsoft and Nokia both printed decent numbers.
I won’t spend much time on Microsoft. It was a fairly boring quarter. The Redmond giant came in with results that were in line with analyst results. They’ve now sold a grand total of 60 million Windows 8 licenses, but this includes licenses sold to Dell and other manufacturers. So it’s hard to pin down exactly how many boxes consumers are actually buying with the latest and greatest Windows OS.
In the land of mobile, Microsoft won’t say how many Surface tablets they’ve sold. I can’t say I blame them. If they revealed numbers they’d just be compared to iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab sales. Why would Microsoft want to give people more reason to print negative headlines?