Forbes reports Steve Ballmer revealed that the Windows Phone platform is approaching a milestone of selling one million smartphones per week:
Making a couple of assumptions, I make the range of Windows Phone handsets sold in Q4 2012 as being between 9,500,000 and 13,250,000 smartphones. My gut feeling is that the sales are at the lower end of this range, but I’d expect Q1 2013 to build on Q4 2012, mostly because the Windows Phone 8 devices were only available for half the quarter. So there’s lots of room to improve those numbers over the next three months.
There is also a notable number on the horizon. Now the Windows Phone app store has passed 150,000 apps, it makes sense to stop talking up that number and go for another one. 13 million sales in a quarter translates to the rather nice phrase of ‘one million handsets sold every week’.