Early sales estimates of Windows Phone 7 sales suggest that only around 100,000 handsets have been sold.
The estimations come from Facebook Windows Phone data. WMPoweruser has tracked the use of Facebook from Windows Phone 7. The application currently has 126,018 users and is used when Windows Phone users connect their Facebook account to the device. It’s likely that most users will connect their Facebook account so the statistics could indicate nearly accurate sales figures.
Microsoft has refused to announce official sales figures but it’s widely expected to share details at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2011. Early estimates for the U.S. launch suggested that Microsoft sold 40,000 devices on November 8. Compare this figure with the wide reports of stock shortages in Europe and the 120,000 figure is a reasonable estimate.
Microsoft is expected to announce its plans for a Windows Phone 7 software update at CES 2011. The software giant has a number of Windows Phone 7 announcements planned. Microsoft has previously promised copy and paste functionality in the new update but WinRumors understands tethering functionality will also be included.
Microsoft revealed last week that it now has 15,000 app developers for Windows Phone 7. The software giant also has over 3,000 applications in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.