Windows Phone might be a promising platform with great looks and plenty of fluidity, but sadly with no official sales figures it’s hard to know whether it’s catching up or not.
Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft, has cited a report by the IDC stating that Windows Phone has managed to outsell the iPhone in 7 markets and Blackberry in a whopping 26.
“Windows Phone has reached 10 percent market share in a number of countries, and according to IDC’s latest report, has shipped more than Blackberry in 26 markets and more than iPhone in seven.”
Sadly, he didn’t disclose where exactly Microsoft has managed to get in front of Apple and Blackberry, but it does sound very promising for the company’s mobile OS.
Shaw also mentioned that Windows Phone now touts a 10% smartphone share in many markets, an aim that the Redmond top dogs set back at the OS announcement a few years back. However, we are clueless just how successful the WP smartphones are without actual numbers.
Nevertheless, Shaw said there’ll be more information regarding the reach of Windows Phone, as well as the cool new features that Microsoft prepares for the platform at the annual Build developer conference. That will take place on June 26 through 28.