John Paczkowski writing for AllThingsD in September of last year:

“One year from now, between Windows phones, Windows tablets and Windows PCs, we’ll see close to … 400 million new devices running those new operating systems,” Ballmer said during the unveiling of Nokia’s new Lumia smartphones this morning. “Those devices running Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 represent the single largest opportunity for software developers today. Four hundred million per year? That is unrivaled. I’ll bet you right now, the next app developer to hit it really big will do so on Windows.”

As Horace Dediu quipped on Twitter yesterday, “Only 320 million to go.”

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    Steve Ballmer and his outrageously funny predictions. I wonder what this man is doing in the tech industry. As somebody...
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