According to published reports, Microsoft has sold 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 devices so far. This is an incredible feat considering that it was outed just about six weeks ago.
It really does not matter if you believe whether Windows Phone 7 will go far because Microsoft is supporting the device one hundred percent.Â This would mean that every web site needs to be compatible with the phone. This would significant for web developers too. Â And for those brands that are really big, they might need to have an application for the Windows Phone 7.
The word in town is that the traffic on the Windows Phone 7 is picking up and that makes a difference. This indicates that hits are converted into sales. Although most of the traffic for a site like thenextweb.com is from devices like laptops and desktops, there is a need to track mobile traffic.
In the period from October to November, hits at the site TNW from WP7 handsets added 761%. And in December, a conservative forecast would suggest hits growing to 150% for WP7 on the TNWsite.Â When it comes to the total users of WP7, it is not a significant number in comparison to monthly figures. Nonetheless, the WP7â€™s market share has to be factored in. Most importantly, if the WP7 continues in this direction, it might make a quite a way among mobile applications.
What this means for thenextweb.com is that it will have to listen to Microsoft offerings â€“ this would be the first the site has had to do this. This was not the case for Windows Mobile 6.x or KIN. Although its predecessors were not a hit, WM7 seems to be making a name for the Redmont, Seattle-based giant Microsoft. It has captured its mobile space.
Should the phone manage to maintain its momentum leading up to January, it could start in a big way on Verizon in the U.S. If this happens, the world will see yet another big competitor in the mobile world. And Microsoft has proved its skeptics wrong by proving that quality is what sells.