Microsoft has always been kind of stingy when it comes to official numbers regarding how well Windows Phone (and Windows RT, for that matter) performs on the market. They surely have the figures, and so do the OEMs, but it seems like the Redmond-based company is having a different approach towards quantities than others do.
While having a surprise appearance at the Qualcomm keynote at CES 2013 — where the company unveiled its Snapdragon 600 and 800 series SoCs — Steve Ballmer was kind enough to let the audience know that Windows Phone was doing better this Christmas compared to the previous one. “Windows Phone was selling five times more devices than the same period last year” during Christmas, he said; just how much does that really mean is rather easy if you know the figures for 2011. If not, we’re left, once again, speculating, until we see exact figures. Still, it’s good to know that the new mobile platform has been better received and embraced than its previous iteration.
Source: The Verge