Microsoft hopes to sell 100 Million Windows Phones a year thanks to Nokia deal

Microsoft’s COO Kevin Turner just announced during his WPC 2011 keynote that the company’s hopes to sell up to 100 Million Windows Phone devices per year thanks to the collaboration with Nokia:

We have dreams and aspirations that we can get to 100 million units per year with that single deal.

The company is still long ways off like Steve Ballmer said 2 days ago during his keynote: “Marketshare went from very small too…very small”. This fall’s launch of Mango will be key to the platform’s success. We have already seen several of the upcoming phones by Nokia, HTC, Samsung, Acer, Fujistu and, ZTE but Marketing will also have to be top notch. Hit the break for a Google and Oracle bashing slides straight from the keynote:

Oracle:

Microsoft comparing Apple’s strategy vs Microsoft Strategy which kinda shows that Windows Phone 8 may be running the same kernel as Windows 8:

one more slide:


  • Guest

    Damn Oracle

  • vkvraju

    First picture on the last row shows Windows 8 & Mango together. Does it mean, the bigger update that Mango will get is the Windows 8 Kernel?

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/6IM_svY2wJ2Q5hXmC2.cC20jBjlHhZXm91evhR93#cf5a8 x I’m tc

    No way Mango will.  But Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will probably share a kernel.  At that time, we will also likely get binary (or “native”) programming on Windows Phone.  My guess, Windows Phone 8 will require new hardware, so no launch or Mango devices will get it.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Yup. If WP8 shares the same kernel as Win8 then Mango and pre-Mango phones will most probably not be compatible with it.

  • vkvraju

    Wouldn’t think so unless you have got some solid evidences. Same hardware can very well run multiple kernels. It’s what MS chooses to do is what we need to wait & see. I am tending to believe that the current handsets are/will be Windows 8 Kernel compatible… Now, whether MS is willing to push Windows Mobile 8 to these devices is a totally different thing altogether!

  • Guest

    Did anyone else do a double-take at the inclusion of a “reader” device in the fifth pic?

  • Guest

    Did anyone else do a double-take at the inclusion of a “reader” device in the fifth pic?

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Well, the system requirements for the ARM version of Win8 are quite high right now based on the first certified Chipsets announced. But then it remains to be seen if if the ARM (for tablets) will be different from the WP8 version (if WP8 is based on the Win8 kernel)

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Yup quite od to see a e-book reader in there given that MS has never hinted at such thing yet.