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Update: Microsoft used wrong info on slide; IDC exonerated

Well looks like Microsoft made a bit of mistake when citing IDC in that recent ReMix event.

If you recall, IDC reportedly suggested that Microsoft could sell 30 million Windows Phone 7 devices, worldwide, by the end of 2011.  That number quickly burned around the web with lots of "yeah right!" tweets and the like.

Well, here's the real story: it was actually 32 million.

But that's all Windows Mobile devices (WM6.5.x) and not Windows Phone 7, which it has made no analysis nor predictions about. In fact, IDC said it won't be able to do any forecasting on Windows Phone 7 till it actually ships and they can do their own research by talking to vendors and operators.  Makes sense.

So now your task is clear: undo this damage and spread the word--Tweet and reTweet!

And IDC--yeah, sorry that you had to go through all of that.

[via PC World and IDC, p.c.]

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4 Comments
  • If it's WM6.x only or WM6.x and WP7 together, it still doesn't matter. A license sale is a license sale to MS.
  • Is it even possible for Microsoft to sell 30 millions licenses of Windows Phone 6.x in 2011?
  • If it's WM6.x only or WM6.x and WP7 together, it still doesn't matter. A license sale is a license sale to MS.
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