One would have thought Microsoft would have made a bigger deal of it, but in an interview with Andy Lees at Mobile World Congress with MocoNews, Andy Lees, SVP of Microsoftâ€™s Mobile Communication business, casually dropped the fact that Microsoft has shipped their mobile OS on more than 50 million devices over its 10 year life time. We know 20 million of those devices were sold last year, which indicates an accelerating growth curve.
This compares favourably with the performance of arch-rival RIMM, who earlier this month announced the same feat, but with Microsoft achieving this in 9 years instead of 10.
From previous interviews and announcements we know the installed base of active Windows Mobile users are at least around 30 million (exceeding RIMâ€™s 21 million subscriber base) and possibly even more now, which bodes well the distribution potential of a Windows Mobile Marketplace if this ever does become widely installed and used on devices.
To read the more details read this MocoNews artcile here.