Sales of HTC’s Windows Mobile devices have dropped by nearly a million as compared to last year. HTC shipped 1-1.5 million devices in the Q1 2009 as compared to the 2-2.5 million devices in Q1 2008. Another bad news for Windows Mobile is that the Android sales are picking up at quite a high rate, much higher than what HTC expected. Android sales are going to reach nearly 1 million by the end of Q1 2009.
It is high time for the Microsoft to speed up the development process of Windows Mobile 7, otherwise Microsoft will have a tough time in keeping the Windows Mobile manufactures faithful to Windows Mobile and at the same time, preventing them to jump to other mobile platforms like Android OS.