Microsoft at 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

In an earlier post, Microsoft announced that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip (SoC) architectures including ARM-based systems from partners NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments as well as x86 systems from Intel and AMD.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, giving his annual keynote speech to kick off the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), thanked Microsoft’s 1 billion customers for making 2010 a special year.

According to Steve Ballmer;

It was a very, very exciting year for our customers. We launched Windows Phone 7, Office 2010, and Kinect, and we introduced Internet Explorer 9 and Office 365. We saw great growth in our Bing and Azure services, and with the amazing success of Windows 7, it’s truly been a year like none other.

Microsoft also highlighted the recent launches of Kinect and Windows Phone 7, as well as the continued success of Windows 7, while giving a glimpse into what’s ahead at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show.

The Software giant also today, released some numbers and statistics dubbed The Microsoft Numbers of 2010.
It highlights the performance of Xbox & Kinect for Xbox 360 , Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 thus;

Xbox & Kinect for Xbox 360
– 8 million: Number of Kinects sold in first 60 days
– 50 million: Xbox 360s sold to date
– 30 million: Number of Xbox LIVE members

Windows Phone 7
– 100: Average number of new apps in the marketplace each day
– 5,500: Apps available in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace
– 20,000: Developers registered to develop apps for Windows Phone 7
– 1.5 million: Windows Phone 7s sold by phone manufacturers in the first six weeks after launch
– 60: Number of mobile operators that carry Windows Phone 7
– 30: Number of countries where Windows Phone 7 is available

Windows 7
– 7: number of Windows 7 licenses sold per second
– 20 million: Number of downloads of Internet Explorer 9 beta
– 500 million+: Number of Windows Live users worldwide
– 20: Percentage of PCs connected to the Internet running Windows 7

Full Read at Microsoft News Centre.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Excellent article! May I translate your article into French for my site?


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