Windows Mobile: 14.3 Million Handsets in 6 Months
My, but it has been a big day here at WMExperts. Our review of the Motorola Q9h -- normally the sort of article that sits at the top as a shining achievement -- has been lost on the front page amidst a flurry of great news coming out of the Mobile World Congress. We're seeing great news like Microsoft is beefing up WinMo's consumer chops by purchasing Sidekick creator Danger; like Sony Ericsson joining the Windows Mobile Team; like HTC releasing/announcing one, two, three new devices.
What better way to cap off such a great day for Windows Mobile than to provide a bit of perspective to the recent iPhone sales numbers. In the past 6 months, 14.3 million Windows Mobile devices have been sold worldwide. That number has been driven by the surprising success of the HTC Touch (2 million devices) and the Samsung BlackJack (over a million). It's a heapin' helpin' of smartphones, and the number is only going to get bigger in the next 6 months with new devices and new OS updates to add more enterprise and consumer features.