It's Christmas week but Microsoft will not give the gift or R.E.A.L. sales numbers and instead reported that its hardware partners have sold 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 devices to mobile operators and retailers, within six weeks.

According to Achim Berg, corporate vice president, Mobile Communications Business and Marketing Group, Windows Phone 7 sales have met Microsoft's expectations.

"We started fresh with Windows Phone 7, and itís a different kind of phone," said Berg. "Measuring for success is more long term than short term. We launched with many of the top mobile operators in the world, and even more in the coming year in 2011. We have 18,000 developers who are developing for our marketplace. Itís just getting better and better."

Berg goes on to state that Windows Phone 7 is performing similar to other 'first generation mobile platforms' and that it 'takes time to educate partners and consumers on what you're delivering'. Overall, it seems Microsoft wants us to wait some more before deciding on whether Windows Phone 7 was a success or not.

Source: Here