Report: Windows Phone sales outpace BlackBerry in a number of key markets
The market share owned by Windows Phone in those 8 key markets rose year-over-year despite the knowledge that Windows Phone 8 phones will be released sometime in Q4. Normally, that would lead to a drop in sales as buyers hold off for the release of the newer build. The fact that the software showed any growth at all during this ramp up period to Windows Phone 8 could be considered a sign of strength. Speaking of strength, in Brazil during that 12 week period, Windows Phone commanded a 14.9% share compared to the 7.5% for the Apple iPhone.
This is all positive for Microsoft even though it trails Android's 61.2% global share for the quarter. That was up significantly from the 52.2% share scored by Google's open source OS in last year's second quarter. iOS was second with a 23.7% reading, up from 23.3% in 2012.
It's interesting to see how certain countries become so enamored with a mobile OS. In Spain, Android's market share in the second quarter was a whopping 86%/ And in the U.S., BlackBerry's market share as measured by one metrics firm, is down to 1%.
source Kantar via MobileBurn
1. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
eat that blackberry!
R.I.M = R.I.P
7. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
indeed...my avatar suits my personality :)
4. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
Your DP is enough to show how much you hate BB
3. MeoCao (unregistered)
What an encouraging story for WP, LOL.
5. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
I've tried just about all of the Smartphone OS's. Windows Phone is my new favorite. Blackberry is too slow and takes forever to boot up when it crashes (frequently). Android is buggy and you need a pilot's license to run it. iOS is fine but it's pretty much a boring sea of chicklets and navigating the music player is a pain. The only thing I don't like about WP is the lack of SD card expansion but WP8 is about to fix that.
9. shammont (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
I have tried to think of just one good thing to say about RIM. Couldn't even think of one. So long RIM
12. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
When windows phone out sells you your in trouble who buys those 2 Gen specs with weak apps