According to, Microsoft Corp. won a deal with the U.S. Census Bureau for mobile device software on over 500,000 devices.

Lets put this into perspective. There are an estimated 3 to 3.5 million BlackBerry devices total in the United States. Microsoft just won a deal, that they are expected to announce today, for half a million Windows Mobile devices at one customer.

I bet a BlackBerry that runs Windows Mobile doesn’t sound half bad to BlackBerry investors about right now.