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



1. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Finally !

2. jubbing

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 20, 2008

Good stuff!

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?


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

That was funny MeoCao™®©

14. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

fiery 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


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Wp8 is okay ChaoticRazar, but why let down buy last years specs and even apps are taking 3 months to reach Wp8 , while OS and iOS receive them very quickly? Who do we, who to blame? Look at there games they don't even have all the games that are vaiable on OS and iOS, why choose the 3rd best when iOS and OS are leading? Okay smooth transitions, that's all WP8 is only good for!

21. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

ok first it took android years to be where it is now for apps, behind iOS getting them mostly after. wp8 will be there too in time so you cant say anything on that. your precious android at the start was a mess. wp8 has got off to a stronger start. the app selection will grow you cant hold that as an advantage as it took android and say it with me 'years' to get where it is. also i love how you contradict yourselves like classic trolls do, there was an article on here about the amount of apps not been important and you all agreed then your back to trying to use it as a reason not to go for wp8. also and im sick of saying this, whats the best for one may be a nightmare for others, why cant you get into your tiny mind that people have personal preferences and dont want to follow the new arrogant crowd of android users. you should research personal preferences as you clearly no idea what it is. your just a follower. so please as ive said before your hate is pathetic and you are as well. people are liking wp8 and even switching. they unlike you can choose for themselves what they like not be stuck to must get android come back to reality you troll


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Take it easy, have a break? Yes WP8 is not bad okay! I have no hate™®©

27. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

nope , see you couldn't respond to my comment so your diverting the subject, classic troll you are full of hate, i dont get why you comment on these wp8 articles when all you do is slate it. you and that meocao are the same, closed minded android fanboys and trolls.

29. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

chaotic you're the man. Some people just don't get it. They assume - WP never changed since the launch. - Only fastest hardware brings smoothness. Mamory management and software optimization is of zero value. - WP was crappy and always will be. - Every other person except me is a dimwit.

32. iguano

Posts: 101; Member since: May 10, 2012

if you need a phone to play games I think its better to chose iphone.... but if you need it for work and don't know any reason to use ios over wp, for me. iphone or ipad its for play. I went to my sister party yesterday. all the kits happy with their ipads, everybody who need a worktool using bb or android, some one ask me how much a have to pay for the office in wp lol


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I believe and think there only doing good for few months, wait till New-year sales will decline? WP8 is just another iOS immatate, with same features and " Lock-Down" its a new oS, people will try, but I think they will regret after buying, and might migrate back to iOS or OS....? ™®©

4. wendygarett unregistered

And merry christmas to Windows phone :)

5. ODabaja unregistered

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

6. x88yunkw

Posts: 132; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Gambateh wp8 n lumia

7. nd_arn

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

just for nokia lumia

10. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

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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.


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


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


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


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

19. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

wow!!! Their Christmas is Merry


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

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