According to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Windows 8 has seen much higher demand ever since its release last Friday when compared to Windows 7. If this trend continues, then Windows 8 officially overthrows Windows 7 as being the best-selling version of Windows yet. Ballmer admits that there was quite the overwhelming response from customers worldwide for Windows 8 as well as the Microsoft Surface tablet.
This announcement from Ballmer came during a promotional even showcasing Windows 8 based smartphones, which are set to go on sale starting this weekend. Microsoft’s previous version of Windows Phone has experienced a lukewarm response from its customers, given that it takes up just 3.5% of the smartphone share, as opposed to 68% for Android-based phones and 17% of Apple iPhone.
Microsoft hopes that it can turn things around with the latest Windows Phone 8, especially with its features like the cloud-based SkyDrive that lets users sync and transfer files across multiple devices, as well as over 120,000 apps for the smartphone users. The USP of Windows Phone 8 devices has got to be the ultra slim dimensions and the quirky colors, in addition to the unique tile-based design of the OS. You can expect them out in the US markets with multiple carriers by November.