Windows Phone’s market share is admittedly small, but the OS is beginning to pick up momentum. Microsoft elected to pull out of the International CES this year, but that didn’t stop CEO Steve Ballmer from rushing out onto the stage during the Qualcomm keynote to talk about the two companies’ partnership, particularly when it comes to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.
According to Ballmer, Windows Phone sales quintupled during the last few weeks of 2012.
“In November we reported that sales of Windows Phones were four times greater than during the same time last year. And during the week of Christmas, we were running at five times the number of phones from the Christmas week last year.”
This is huge, despite the fact that the OS is coming from a relatively small starting point. A 500% increase in sales is fantastic. If Microsoft can keep up this pace, we should start to see Windows Phone’s market share grow at a much more rapid pace.