Microsoft promoting 4 occasions as many Home windows Telephones as a yr in the past, will not say what meaning
It is no secret that Home windows Telephone gross sales have been within the doldrums for a lot of the platform’s existence. If we consider Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer’s speak on the annual firm shareholder assembly, nevertheless, the cellular OS has turned a nook. He tells buyers that Home windows Telephone gross sales are about 4 occasions what they have been on the similar level final yr, and that demand has been robust sufficient for preliminary sellouts in “many nations;” that could be an allusion to reported Lumia 920 shortages in Germany and Nokia’s native Finland, amongst different areas. Ballmer is fast to level to extra aggressive hardware as triggering the gross sales spike. The information is definitely constructive on the entire, though we might warn that Microsoft is pulling an Amazon — that’s, declining to supply the cargo numbers that may give its grandiose claims some context. It is easy to tout report progress if you’re ranging from a small level, so we’ll chorus from calling Home windows Telephone the Comeback Child till market share estimates present in any other case.