On the eve of WP8’s launch, comScore shows how hard the road ahead is
0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2012, 14:50 posted on
The sales numbers for Q2 were just released by comScore, and aside from the usual winners and losers comScore paints a picture of how far WP8 and BB10 have to go once they launch...
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2. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
every one that is an educated buyer knows that existing WP7 devices arent being upgraded so people stopped buying but due to the fact that the OS is stable those who want a solid device still bought one.
I think a resurgance for WP phones might be on its way, as speople are starting to shed bad taste that 6.5 and prior left in their mouth and although no time soon will they taste the number success of IOS or Android eventually they will rebuild their base. i know i will be buying a WP8 phone
9. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Not really a fan of WP right now...but I agree with this. And like the unbiased view.
But...if I ever get tired of Android....WP would be my next choice. So I am rooting for them to hang around.
15. sakib.ahsan (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
Yeah me too. I am using android at the moment. But if I switch it will be for a windows 8 powered phone.
3. khmer (Posts: 92; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
Samsung is the king of WP and Android in 2013.
8. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
me too i want a Nexus but i dont want it to be made by samsung. and if i jump ship to WP like im thinking i may want a nokia... but i dont want samsung to become the monopoly.
20. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Yeah right, the only reason Samsung is there is because Nokia decided not to go with Android. Other wise it would have been a same old story.
However no one beats Nokia in terms of build quality.
4. McLTE (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I cant help but think WP will have a decent future. The fact they are going solid into gaming, which a lot of the younger crowd seems way into, will help very much.
If they are able to tie WP8 with windows 8 so the tablet, phone and PC all work together.. that will be HUGE for the phones in the long run.
6. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)
I don't understand why the Apple share is still increasing
11. lsutigers (Posts: 697; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
I'm thinking part of the reason had to do with the iPhone 4 being $50 @ AT&T, Sprint and Verizon and the 4S being $100 - $150. Apple products are rarely discounted and anyone who wanted an iPhone picked one up in the last quarter for a lower price.
13. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
the 4 is still $99 on sprint if you get it through official channels
19. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I agree with everyone here. The use of the older devices as their bargain options has helped.
It also doesn't hurt that they lead every tech section of major newspapers (Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ECT) every time they sneeze. Is it also fair to say there may have been a sympathy factor involved with the passing of Steve Jobs?
7. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 255; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
I have been a huge fan of Android but I am ready to jump ship and grab myself a WP8 device as soon as they hit. From what I want out of a device I think WP8 looks perfect for me, I'm just really happy we as consumers have options and choices to decide what we each like, and find the best OS/UI/Ecosystem that matches our needs & wants the best. What one person thinks is perfect isn't necessarily perfect for someone else. How lucky are we to have so much freedom of choice :)
10. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Agree 100%. Freedom of choice....is never a bad thing.
Its wild because choice helped propel the iPhone to iconic status. Ppl chose it and they still do to this day. Its mind boggling the Apple fanboys cant see it this way.
Freedom of choice helps any product get sold.
12. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Windows phone 8 is my second choice after Android. It's features really promising, hope after releasing wp8, it will gain a significant rise in market share. Let's hope for the best for wp8.
14. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
blah blah blah.. analyst ar e stupid!!!
16. rudlie (Posts: 182; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
base on some comments here, I feel WP will threat android market :)
17. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
imade the switch and never looked back. windows is freaking awesome. once you get used to the tiles, the widget look is so dated in comparison. and can i say buttery smooth and great on battery?
18. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Depends on what you consider succesful, I guess. Assuming that WP 8 has something to offer and that BB10 doesn't blow chunks straight out of the gate, what would it take for these OS's to stay profitable and competitive?
Unless you believe that the Samsung loss in court will cripple Android somehow (I don't know anyone who has made that case) than it's pure market penetration will keep it #1. Apple is Apple. I can't see the iPhone really growing more than it has. If you accept it has peaked, it just becomes how long it keeps it's amazing marketshare. I see it for at least the next few years holding nearly at it's same level. Than you factor in Feature phone users moving up to smart phones to allow for growth, as well as the growth in developing nations where the standard of living is (hopefully for all) allowing for more sales.
Within 2 years, I am cheering for a 35% Android, 25% iPhone, maybe 18% WP 8 and a 12% BB10 split, leaving 10% for the "other" catagory in the OS wars. With all the "others" that will be options in the near future, I can see that. That keeps everyone in the black, both MS and RIM in the game, innovation strong, and Google and Apple honest. Everyone wins.