Top Selling Windows Mobile Devices of All Time

During the Windows Mobile talk at CntrStg @ CES, Greg Sullivan mentioned that there are 11 phones that have sold in excess of 1 million units. That’s a pretty impressive achievement. I was curious to know more about these 11 devices. Like, how many are touch screen vs non-touch screen? And what manufacturers have made the best selling devices.  I’m sure you can guess some of the devices and companies that made it to the list.  But I wanted to know them all.  Thankfully, Greg provided me with a list of all the devices that have reached the 1 Million+ milestone.

The following list is in no particular order.  Other than some minor formatting changes, it’s exactly how I received it.

  • Samsung Omnia (SGH-i900/908/SCH-i910/M490)
  • Samsung Blackjack II (SGH-i617)
  • Samsung Blackjack (SGH-i607/600)
  • Motorola Q
  • HTC Touch Diamond (Diamond/Diamond-C)
  • Audiovox SMT 5600 (HTC)
  • HTC Dash (Excalibur)
  • HTC xv6800  (Titan)
  • HTC TyTN II (Tilt/Kaiser)
  • HTC Touch (Elf/Vogue)
  • HTC P800W (Artemis)

There’s a total of 4 different manufacturers on the list, 3 if you consider that the Audiovox device was made by HTC.  Of the top 11 best selling Windows Mobile devices, 7 are from HTC including the Audiovox device, 3 from Samsung and 1 from Motorola. Further, there are 6 Windows Mobile Pro devices (touch screen) and 5 Windows Mobile Standard (non-touch) devices. And of those non-touch screen devices, 4 out of 5 are messenger style devices – that’s devices with a front facing QWERTY. Another interesting fact is that 7 out of 11, or just over 63% of these devices have a QWERTY on them. 

I really have to wonder if the current trend by carriers and manufacturers to focus on iPhone like devices is such a smart move. With QWERTY being so predominate on the top selling devices, and over 45% of the top selling devices are non-touch screen, there is a definite trend of successful non-iphone like devices. I hope the manufacturers and carriers can see past the iPhone and work towards being original and different once again.

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.

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  • Nicholas Rayner

    Top selling windows mobile devices of all time –

  • tw

    Are these numbers for the whole planet or US only?

  • Mike Temporale

    @tw – these devices have reached worldwide sales greater than 1 million.

    Also, to be clear on the Moto Q, this makes up all of the different versions of the Q.

  • saschasegan

    Interesting list of most popular Windows Mobile devices ever: OEMs take note: 5/11 are non-touch-screen.

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  • Peter Temporale

    I only spent a little time with the iPhone while at the Fido booth, but i can see why it’s so popular. They did a good job of making something pretty slick looking. Sure, it has it’s flaws (like the lack of a “back” button when you’re done doing something, and the keyboard was difficult to use because i kept hitting other letters), but it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular. I’d like to try out a Touch Diamond one day as a comparison.

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  • Mike Temporale

    The Diamond and the Omnia are the newest devices on the list. Both of which were released around the end of summer / start of fall last year.

    If you ask me, getting a million units sold in that time frame is pretty impressive. Both of those devices are worth checking out, IMHO.


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