According to the report of BusinessInsider, the reporter focusing on Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) news – Mary Jo Foley said that Microsoft has merely sold 3.5 million units Windows phones so far. If the figure is true, this poor sales performance is indeed unacceptable.
This figure is disputed. Another Microsoft observer has claimed that the Windows phones have been sold 11 million units so far. Any way, Jo Foley is a well-known Microsoft news reporter, she insists on her perspective. Microsoft restarted mobile business in December 2010, if the company just sold 3.5 million mobile phones in one year and a quarter period, MSFT is somewhat a pitiful creature.
Even the MSFT has sold 11 million units, that is also a very poor result. In contrast, RIM shipped 11 million units smart phones last quarter. Nokia announced it had sold 2 million units Lumia phones last quarter. Not to be outdone, Apple and Samsung shipped 30 million units mobile phones last quarter. Nokia and Microsoft are lagging far behind in the competition,and it is still unclear how they can catch up the leaders.
Microsoft stock price slipped 0.41 percent, or $0.12, to close at $30.34 per share.