CES 2013 – Microsoft has Sold 60 Million Windows 8 Licenses

Microsoft may not have a booth on the show floor at CES this year, but that hasn’t stopped them from make an announcement. At the 11th Annual J.P. Morgan Tech Forum, Microsoft’s Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller announced that Windows 8 has sold 60 million licenses to date. That number includes both sales to OEMs for new devices as well as upgrades licenses. Terri also indicated that this is the same sales trajectory that Microsoft saw with Windows 7. The good news doesn’t end with just Windows 8 licenses either. Microsoft has certified  more than 1,700 systems for OEM partners to run Windows 8 and Windows RT. And finally; Since opening the Windows Store the number of apps has quadrupled and Microsoft has now passed the 100 million app download mark.


Windows 8 and Windows RT as still very new too – having just been available for a little over 2 months. There’s still a lot more time and computers to sell in 2013.

(Source = Microsoft)

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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.