Windows® Phone 7 Revenue Reported at $613 million
According to an independent report published by Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Windows Phone 7 has given Microsoft $613 million for the fiscal year 2010-11. This amount also includes revenues from markets like Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7, Zune, hardware, Surface and Mediaroom.
If you remove the revenue delivered by these product services, you will find that Windows Phone 7 actually delivered a net revenue margin below $613 million. Initially, the net forecast for the revenue to be generated by Windows Phone 7 was considered to be a major chunk of Microsoft’s revenue.
Since the release of Windows 7 in October 2010, Microsoft has not released any figures detailing its sales of Windows Phone 7. In January, Microsoft had released information that it had sold more than 2 million Windows Phone 7 units. Most of this sale included delivery of handsets to carriers and not the actual customers.
As compared to Windows Phone 7, iPhone has reported sales revenue of $13.3 billion in the third quarter results. Similarly, Google’s Android has also not been making a lot of revenue. Android’s revenue still lags behind as most of the revenue for Android comes from advertising since the platform development for Android handsets is free.
For the time being, it seems that both Microsoft and Android are looking forward to just expand their market, and not an intensive sales result every quarter. In the coming months, most probably with the release of Windows Phone Mango, Microsoft may see a greater revenue share from its handsets.