Adding another 100,000 WP7 Facebook users hints to roughly 8-9 million Windows Phones out there

Adding another 100,000 WP7 Facebook users hints to roughly 8-9 million Windows Phones out there
As much as we’d all love to hear concrete figures that provide some insight to the amount of Windows Phones sold thus far, we sometimes have to rely on other indirect sources to gain that knowledge.

Although it’s not the actual tally of Windows Phones sold since its inception, we can kind of infer the amount by simply taking a peek at the amount of active Windows Phone Facebook users that are out there. From the looks of it all, there’s some progress made in the effort for Microsoft’s pride and joy platform.

Adding yet another 1.3 million users to its tally, that figure brings the total amount of active Windows Phone Facebook users to somewhere around 8 to 9 million – according to the recorded figures and graph provided. Naturally, the trend seems to be on a positive note for Windows Phone as a whole, since it has continued to increase as far back as November of 2010 when the numbers were first recorded.

So yeah, 8 to 9 million active Windows Phones out there might not seem like a whole lot in the greater scheme of things, but as long as that trend continues its upward route, you know that the platform will be able to survive in this cutthroat landscape.

source: Facebook via WMPoweruser



1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

and i guess nokia is responsible for some of these good numbers

10. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Hopefully. Given that Nokia just released one of their devices last week, it would be nice to see the number grow exponentially especially when the L900 is released. We shall see....

2. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

lmao They're so hopeful...

8. lp_522

Posts: 46; Member since: May 31, 2011

as any inspiring product should be in fierce competition like mobile OS's. keep it up Microsoft! more products, more choices, better for the consumer all around!

12. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

No, definitely. I have one myself and it's decent. It just seems like every article for WP7 is just their numbers, and showing hope. Well that or something about Nokia. No Windows bashing. =P

3. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Great to know that the graph is going up LOL! When I bought my WP7 device a month ago, I thought I was the only one so I'm glad I have company LOL! I have no regrets, none at all, buying the phone. I love my WP7 as much as I love my Android!

4. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Doesn't Android add that many users about every minute?

7. lp_522

Posts: 46; Member since: May 31, 2011

And your point being c.hack? The article is only stating that WP7 is gaining some noteworthy momentum. It has nothing to do about competition or who gets more Facebook users in a month.

5. lp_522

Posts: 46; Member since: May 31, 2011

Great projections!

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

10 million.....thats the same number of S2's sold this year....

21. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Guess what? No one cares!

9. Striker

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Yeah, and the number of Iphones 4S sold in 5 days :) Anyway I like WP most of all, so good luck Nokia and MS!

11. pathmarkpolice

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 05, 2009

Windows Phone 7 is a great product, and I hope cell phone manufacturers keep on churning out good quality phones for the OS. Really interested to see the Lumia 900 in person!

13. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Hopefully Windows Phone will get more traction, This OS is too good to be ignored.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it got a much bigger bump according to that graph for this christmas than it did last christmas.. so thats good. That mean's it was on people's wish lists and under their trees.

15. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Funny.. I work for a big corporation and interface with many people.. I know exactly ONE person who has a Windows Phone.. and she hates it!

16. snowgator

Posts: 3628; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Huh... That is funny. I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't like it, even if they prefer another OS. I also.know 2 Verizon customers who are happily waiting to see if WP comes their way this Summer as they love my wife's Titan and my "S". Just imagine how these numbers would improve if there is a LTE Nokia and HTC on Big Red running Apollo.....

17. Penny

Posts: 1872; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Verizon is definitely a big player, and you can't get to the top in the U.S. without going through them at some point. However, maybe WP is better off going through AT&T first, just like the iPhone did. They can use AT&T to generate enough interest to make Verizon users demand it from their carrier. If they can do that, it could potentially create more buzz and more demand.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Apple went through ATT, Android went through VZW. Either way you can be a big player. The problem with ATT is that they are still very dependantly tied to the iphone. I think it would stand a better chance of fair advertising and store placement at VZW. I can tell you that its starting to pick up at Tmobile already from word of mouth and from what little ads there are. We used to sell like 1 a month if we were lucky, now we sell a handful a week. I wouldnt be surprised to see the 710 take a top 3 spot for january.

18. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

I think the number will continue to go up. I have a friend with an iPhone, who, after seeing my Samsung Focus, said he's getting a Windows Phone next upgrade.

20. joey18

Posts: 693; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

For how long when samsung galaxy 3 comes or nokia goes to android

22. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

your playing dumb right?

23. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Picking up some steam?! It will only be getting hotter and hotter for WP... this platform is heavily invested in and it walks the walk. Rob Swanson would endorse this product!

24. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Windows will be the "New" phone to upgrade too.. once WP starts showing real momentum, regular apps and "advertised" apps for things like Chevy, your local bank, etc.. will be ported to WP too.. and then WP will start to really gain market share.

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