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Apple doesn't disclose sales numbers for its popular iPhone. But Morgan Stanley analysts have estimated that 30 million of the devices had been sold through the end of 2009 and that number could reach 100 million by the end of 2011.
Apple began selling the most recent version of the product, the iPhone 4, on June 24 and Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner estimated that first-day sales of that device were between 1.0 million and 1.5 million. In contrast, one report said 40,000 Windows Phone 7 devices were sold on the first day they were available in North America.
Berg also said Microsoft has 4,000 applications for Windows Phone 7 in its online marketplace. There are more than 300,000 applications for the iOS that runs both the Apple iPhone and iPad devices.
Berg also said new releases of Windows Phone 7 are under development, confirming rumors that an upgrade could be coming in early 2011. Those could offer cut and paste capabilities and some form of multi-tasking.
"We are working on updates that will take us to the next level," the executive said in the interview. "We are on a path to begin releasing the first of several updates in the next couple of months, and several more mobile operators around the world will introduce Widows Phone 7 on their network in 2011 and we will have a broader portfolio of devices from phone manufacturers at different price points delivering on our commitment of providing customers choice."