To say that Microsoft has its work cut out for it in the mobile space is an understatement of epic proportions. In a world where a majority of mobile users either use iOS or Android (with a smattering of BlackBerry OS in between) the firm from Redmond is swimming in mighty rough seas. That’s the reason why it came to no surprise to us that Steve Ballmer was excited to tell everyone present at company’s shareholder meeting that the new OS managed to sell four times as many Windows Phones compared to last year.
“Windows Phone 8 has been on sale for a few weeks and is off to a great start,” Ballmer said at a shareholders’ meeting today. Handsets made by HTC Corp and Nokia Oyj “are getting rave reviews and have initially sold out in many countries.”
While the CEO of Microsoft is rightfully proud of their current achievements, it’s still not clear just how many phones they’ve managed to sell. Until Microsoft releases that particular information, it’s still up in the air if the company will be able to catch up to the performance of both Android and iOS, two of the most successful OS out in the market today.