We’re big fans of Nokia’s ultra-affordable Lumia 520 here at Neowin. For the price – as low as $79 off-contract in the U.S. and £99 in the U.K. – very few other devices come close to what it offers.
Evidently, we’re not the only ones to have been won over by the cheap and cheerful Windows Phone. We reported recently that the 520 now represents over 20 percent of all Windows Phones in use around the world, and Microsoft has since shared another little detail that underlines just how popular the device has become.
Softpedia reports that, at Microsoft’s company meeting earlier this week, they were told that the Lumia 520 isn’t just the most popular Windows Phone in the world; it’s actually the best selling of all Windows products currently available, with sales exceeding those of all Windows PCs and tablets, including Microsoft’s own Surface range.
Microsoft will surely be encouraged by the 520's success, as it moves towards absorbing Nokia's device business, which it purchased earlier this month in a deal worth $7.2 billion.