Microsoft sells 500,000 Windows Mobile Phones

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Microsoft sells 500,000 Windows Mobile Phones

According to the NY Times, Microsoft has won a huge order for their Windows Mobile software - 500,000 handsets to be precise. Is this another nail in the coffin for Blackberry? Certainly seems that way. According to the NY Times article, "Microsoft expects to increase its mobile unit's sales to $1 billion in one to three years, from $337 million last year, and break the dominance of the Research In Motion BlackBerry wireless e-mail device. Sales of handsets with Windows are expected to double to 20 million in 2007 on the strength of corporate sales, Mr. Knook said."

Yeah, I'm thinking Blackberry is a sinking ship. Even, Rich Tehrani (my boss), a devout and supposedly loyal Blackberry user, has betrayed Blackberry by giving up his Blackberry to a coworker in favor of a Verizon XV6700 Windows Mobile 5.0 phone.

Microsoft declined to disclose the value of the Census Bureau contract for Windows Mobile devices, but it's important to note that they will be used to collect census information when the census employees go door-to-door for the 2010 census. I wonder how long it takes before conspiracy theories abound that Microsoft is embedding secret code into the system to taint the census results. Don't laugh, there are conspiracy theories about the Diebold electronic voting machines being rigged or at least hackable. Some of which is true, but a lot of it is conspirists gone wacko.

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