While we know a lot of developer units for Windows Phone 7 would be sent out in the last few weeks, we didn't know exactly how many.
Turns out it's just above 3,000. That's a lot of non-production prototypes if you think about it. Then again, it's a drop in the bucket in terms of developers who still want a device and who are needed to beat back the Android craze.
The number comes by looking at the official Windows Phone 7 Facebook app that comes with the device. The logic being that 3,000+ users have installed this app on their phones, hence the correlation.
Then there's probably the ten or twelve people like myself who don't have Facebook, natch. So more like 3,088.
Get the Windows Central Newsletter
All the latest news, reviews, and guides for Windows and Xbox diehards.
Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.