Microsoft believes that with Nokia’s might backing it up, it could sell 100 million units of Windows Phone 7 devices in the feature.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer acknowledged the fact that since its launch, Windows Phone 7 had gone ‘from very small to… very small’, but it has the potential to reach that magical milestone.
Microsoft strongly believes in its partnership with Nokia and sees major growth in the near future, but the company failed to give a timeline on when the milestone will be achieved.
“We have dreams and aspirations that we can get to 100 million units per year with that single [Nokia] deal,” said Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Turner, during Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner conference.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 software combined with Nokia device might prove to be a good offering. But both the companies would have to face the consequences of the delays that they incurred as a result of late realisation of changing smartphone landscape.
Apple’s iOS powered iPhone and Google’s formidable line-up of Android based smartphones continue to dominate the US and the global smartphone scene. Even Research in Motion is struggling to compete with the two major players.