Microsoft has cited findings of the IDC reports on its official blog, pointing out that Windows Phone has outsold Apple’s iPhone in seven countries, including India. Frank X. Shaw, corporate vice president for Corporate Communications at Microsoft has also highlighted in the blog that Windows Phone shipments have crossed BlackBerry shipments in 26 markets.
Shaw has iterated the fact that Windows Phone has been growing in terms of market share crossing the 10 percent mark in a number of countries, returning to the point Redmond made while launching the OS few years back. This is a good sign for the company, which has been fighting with Google and Apple to retain and regain its stakes in mobile market.
The blog also sheds light on the software front, stating that Windows Azure has doubled its customer base, witnessing a revenue growth three times than earlier. Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition licenses have also increased by over 80 percent. Shaw has also highlighted that they have tripled the number of Office 365 paid seats year over year.