Microsoft has been very coy when it comes to discussing Windows Phone 7 numbers. But the software giant has finally given us something to mull over. According to MocoNews, Microsoft mentioned in an internally produced interview that 1.5 million handsets have been shipped to carriers and other retailers. That's not actual sales to consumers, but just phones that have been sent out for sale.
We're expecting some sort of detailed numbers at CES, but in the meantime, Microsoft isn't doing itself any favors staying silent. Microsoft has only been willing to speak in generalities. They point out that their performance is about on par with other first generation mobile platforms at launch. While phone sales are still shady, the app ecosystem is coming along well. The Windows Phone Marketplace has over 4000 apps so far.
It's only been two months since WP7 dropped, so we're willing to give them time to get their ducks in a row. But will consumers offer them the same courtesy.