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Microsoft has sold 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 devices already

Microsoft has something to be pleased about this holiday season. Over 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 devices were sold in the first six weeks.

Microsoft has something to be pleased about this holiday season. Over 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 devices were sold in the first six weeks.

Achim Berg, vice president of business and marketing for Windows Phones, said that the figure was "in line" with Microsoft's expectations. However, he later mentioned that "measuring for success is more long term than short term," so it's nice to see them being humble about it. Other than expanding to more mobile carriers globally in 2011, he didn't say much about where Microsoft plans to go from here with its smartphones.

Are you surprised by the news? Do you own one of those 1.5 million WP7 smartphones? And if so, are you happy with your purchase?