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Oh certainly, sales are increasing. I just object to people trotting out the same tired and twisted stats like it matters. WebOS had two amazing quarters of growth, but that particular statistic is meaningless. It's total devices that matters, and Windows Phone 8 doesn't matter.

Sequential growth is also important. QoQ growth for Windows Phone has been steady.

I was replying to the statement that Microsoft has sold no phones. If you're in agreement with me that they have sold phones, then your comment is meaningless besides to toss a few zingers out.

But they're not. WP8 market share is lower than WP7 market share was. It remains to be seen if they'll ever regain the heady heights of the 3-4% market share the had back then.

That's ridiculous. WP7 and WP8 marketshare is to be viewed as just Windows Phone. Or do you count iOS5 marketshare as just iOS5?

Windows Phone 7 devices are still being announced, sold, and marketed all over the world.

They all did. No one was selling Windows Phone 8 apps until Windows Phone 8 launched. Again, a "dramatic increase" is a meaningless statistic. Actual, hard figures.

The increase I'm talking about is for Windows Phone 7 applications in general, since Windows Phone 8 has been released (and if you didn't know, can run WP7 apps)

Where is it then? Windows Phone 8 hasn't even been out long enough to show up on any market research; what's there is dumped under "Other" along with Meego and WebOS. You have no evidence of anything related to WP8 because the data simply doesn't exist yet

My statement isn't exclusive to the WP8 launch, I merely included the app statistics as an indicator of WP8's impact, since like you said, it's too early to do it otherwise.

However, you can look at Windows Phone 7 sales and see a clear acceleration.

There's also a ramp up in Marketplace submissions (up 40%) and the pace at which the Market has grown has increased (and it was already the fastest growing Ecosystem before Windows 8 launched).

Marketshare is somewhat of a lagging indicator in my opinion, but the handset is undoubtedly in many, many more hands than it was even a year ago. That's my entire point, so I'm a little puzzled at the reasoning behind your comment.

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