Over 3,000 Windows Phone 7 devices in the wild; jealous yet?

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.

[iStartedSomething via Crenk.com]

Daniel Rubino

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.