Windows Phone 7 has sold 674,000 devices since it went on sale in late October, according to reports.
The data comes from Russian site mobile-review.com. The site claims Microsoft has only sold 674,000 devices since Windows Phone 7 went on-sale in October. The news has caused an online storm amid speculation that Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform is failing. Some reports claim the sales are “catastrophic” whilst others are calling for Microsoft to come clean.
It’s not immediately clear how Eldar Murtazin made his calculations. The figures appear to be estimates but Murtazin has also tweeted that his sales data has caused a “lot of fuss inside MS” and that Microsoft is currently investigating an “internal leak”. Murtazin is well known for his solid information on Nokia’s Symbian devices. He first reported that Nokia would choose Windows Phone 7 and Business Insider points out he also reviewed Nokia’s Symbian S3 system before it was officially announced.
Microsoft has previously revealed that it shipped 1.5 million units in 2010. The software giant revealed in January that this figure has since increased to 2 million units shipped. Market analysts Canalys also revealed on Wednesday that total shipments of Windows Phone devices in Q1 2011 are around 2 million. Microsoft has failed to provide any more recent updates on device shipments since January 26. If the latest estimations are genuine, which we estimate they are early figures, then it’s time Microsoft comes clean and provides a clear number of devices shipped and devices activated. Until the company makes that choice then speculation will only continue.