At the AsiaD conference today, Microsoft’s president of Windows Phone, Andy Lees announced that despite the bad impression about the number of Windows Phone devices sold, they sold more than Android devices did during their first year. While there isn’t an official number for Android devices sold from September 2008 to September 2009, it was estimated to be only 6.8 million.
But before WP-fans start bashing Android, the market back in 2008-2009 was very different compared to 2010-2011. Android had a much smaller initial distribution and wasn’t pushed hard by carriers. The smartphone market was also much smaller, with many people opting for feature phones instead of forking out the extra cash on smartphones.
However, Android did much better in its second year with a sales figure of 67 million handsets sold, so we’ll just have to wait to see how Windows Phone performs this time around. How many of you purchased a Windows Phone device before its first birthday, and how many of you are planning to get one in the future?