Windows Phone 8 sales likely to have a very merry Christmas, Facebook app usage indicates

Windows Phone 8 sales likely to have a very merry Christmas, Facebook app usage indicates
Not that it is a tall order to beat the WP7 market share numbers, but, if mobile Facebook logins are any indication, Windows Phone 8 is doing much better this year.

For the months of October and November alone, 657,000 monthly active users have accessed Facebook through the dedicated Windows Phone 8 app. Compare that to the less than 150,000 Windows Phone 7 monthly active users registered in the October-November timeframe last year, and there's a drift to be caught, no matter that these are just the Facebook app numbers.

Of course, WP8 wasn't even launched until the very end of October, and its flagship Lumia 920 and HTC 8X Windows Phones not until a week or two later, so the overall Q4 results are likely to see an even more significant boost in comparison with the last quarter of 2011.

If WP8 devices manage to hit the 10 million sold threshold this quarter, the platform is likely to receive much more love from developers, as this is the magic number for the app writing efforts to be considered viable by the larger coding shops. Steve Ballmer already mentioned that they are seeing four times the WP7 numbers with WP8 devices, and those sold 2.8 million in Q4 last year, so the 10 million number is certainly achievable this holiday season.

via WMPU

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39 Comments

39. j1166m

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

What makes me laugh the most is that I come here to hear the latest news about WP8 simply because I am a fan and like WP8. So what the hell is it when iOS and Android fans have to come to a WP8 review post and leave hate or anti Microsoft comments??? You guys are either delusional and came to the wrong review page or you secretly like WP8 and have to come here ranting because your so jealous of your laggy, glitchy, leaky Android platform you got nothing else better to do! All you anti Microsoft/Windows Phone haters go here... androidforums.com/htc-one-v/600154-android-crap.ht​ml

38. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i hate why the first update of WP8 is only available for HTC 8X even though none of these WP are costumize!! microsoft really want to push people on HTC... coz they dont want nokia to be the only choice...pathetic for MSFT!

37. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

This is great news for Windows Phone! And I just want to point out that on my Facebook and Twitter feeds, I've been seeing "for Windows Phone" at lot more recently. ;-)

34. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

and it will be lumia 920 ofcourse!! cheaper and yet way better!!

31. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I don't see how will this translate into increased market share for WP compared to the same period last year. In fact it will continue to shrink since both Android and iOS will grow much more than WP did. Android will have ~ 55 million increase in quarterly sales y-o-y. That is almost ten times bigger growth than Microsoft hopes to achieve with their platform. http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1924314

33. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sure, thumb me down for making a reasonable point.. facepalm

35. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

you that upset about the thumbs down lmao try having the android swarm thumb you down for pointing out the obvious or calling them on there one sided ways so yeah facepalm.........kid

36. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well said, totally agree Darac+1 from me

30. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Reporting on good news.

25. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Daniel.P what are your thoughts on this posts and WP8? ™®©

19. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

wow!!! Their Christmas is Merry

12. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

now that Windows smart phones have good up to date technology and have some good looking smart phones things Sales will take off. the best is yet to come.

15. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

The best yet to come..... All WP8 is limited to midrange specs, with high price!

16. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

hush your bs why are you trolling again? seriously kid get help your pathetic difference been that wp8 devices dont need quadcore to run smoother then android, symbian was lighter then android and thats says it all all the specs you enjoy bragging about are just for that purpose bragging, there yet to be utilized fully so stop your crap

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Cause its still a half-baked Unix OS, which doesn't require heavy resources™®©

22. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

im pretty sure your half baked, thats all you ever say face it wp8 is a great os, the fact your allowed to continue your trolling b.s is a joke you should be banned

23. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Banned for what? Whose Trolling....? Its thoughts, idears, conceptions, disputes, discussions, more like™®©

26. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

your trolling, you spend your time slating and spreading your hate, but if someone dares do the same on the android articles you and the others swarm in.......double standards on here you cant hold a reasonable discussion, your too one sided and closed minded

28. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Really, what a joke. Didn't WP have 8 years to revolutionize? Look at W1234567, and now 8, what progress did they make? It took OS just 2 years to become a full Linux running just behind WEB OS on 3.0.3?

18. lolwoot

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Oh my, tsk tsk stk....It's your brian that limited to mid school level with high on drugs, kids nowadays, hahaha, dedicated to TROLL

10. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

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7. nd_arn

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

just for nokia lumia

6. x88yunkw

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Gambateh wp8 n lumia

5. ODabaja unregistered

Please tech gods!!! Lol my app market's a joke :\

4. wendygarett unregistered

And merry christmas to Windows phone :)

3. MeoCao unregistered

IDK if it's only me but I always smell something fishy about indirect "data" hinting WP "robust" sales. This has something to do with those guys Ballmer and Elop I guess.

8. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

god your so deluded, please seriously if you just want to praise google and android go do it on there articles, but stop the hate on wp8 ones its tragic its all you ever do,

9. MeoCao unregistered

Hi dude, missed your fiery arguments quite a bit. Back to the role of WP police aren't you? Have you joined #AndroidRage campaign?

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

That was funny MeoCao™®©

14. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

fiery arguments..............you been reading the wrong comments i think, its not an argument when all you do is spread hate and at like the android cheerleader yeah im the wp police, seriously you 12? that is from the mind of some little kid ohh look troll the other kid with no perspective, you two gonna do a nice cheer for us. got no respect for you two as you dont show others any

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