In an e-mail, Bloomberg reporter Dina Bass confirmed that Sullivan declined to comment on how many of those OS shipments were in handsets actually being used by mobile subscribers. The story also notes he declined to forecast specific future sales.
"Sales are an important measure, but for a new platform we think customer satisfaction and active developer support are more important indicators of how sales will be over the long term," Sullivan was quoted as saying. He said the online Windows Phone marketplace has 6,500 applications, and 24,000 programmers have registered themselves as Windows Phone developers.
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