Microsoft sets its goal on selling 30 million Windows Phone 7 handsets in 2011

Microsoft sets its goal on selling 30 million Windows Phone 7 handsets in 2011
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being a bit too optimistic when it comes to setting a projected figure for a tally of phones expected to be sold during the course of a year. However, setting the bar high right away can also prove to be stressful in attempting to maintain a level of success that will no doubt be gauged by growth versus the competition. Microsoft is already talking about some big numbers surrounding the sales potential for its Window Phone 7 handsets even though we're still in the developmental stage. During a ReMix event held in Paris yesterday, the Redmond-based company displayed a slide that clearly displayed how the company intends on selling 30 million Windows Phone 7 handset for the entire 2011 year. Now it's worth noting that the figure is based on IDC projections, but it's more surprising that it only takes into account Windows Phone 7 powered handsets and nothing else – so that means the “Windows Phone” powered KIN ONE and TWO are out of the mix. Although it may seem like a steep goal to achieve, you just never know how the market can sway instantly – especially if they are able to capture some mind share and play their cards correctly.

source: MobileTechWorld via SlashGear

Microsoft sets its goal on selling 30 million Windows Phone 7 handsets in 2011

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3 Comments

1. tuminatr

Posts: 1116; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

they better be good!

2. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

if they are planning that, they better make awsome phones

3. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I plan on making $500,000 in two months...doesn't mean it's going to happen. I think Microsoft has an up hill battle on this one. The smartphone market has changed vastly compared to when Windows Mobile 6 came out. They have to compete with a slue of other very popular OS's and they've got to give people a reason to leave what they know and go to something that has been garbage for the past few years.

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