Throwback Friday: IDC once predicted that Windows Phone will dominate iOS by 2016
1. baskar1086 (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Sep 2015)
I doubt that they may published that article on April-01-2012
13. sgodsell (Posts: 3070; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Just last quarter alone should tells a lot. 399 million smartphones sold from October to the end of December. 74.8 million were Apple for (18.7%). 4.5 million were Windows Phone/10 mobile (1.1%). 319 million were Android (80.1%)
The real story is Android and its continued growth. Way to go Android.
2. cripton805 (Posts: 1416; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
The Lumia 520 wasn't going dominate anything. It was just really affordable and it did what it did really well.
They were going to dominate with their design, specs, or store. I predicted this and I was right. lol
11. tarek1980 (Posts: 278; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
The Lumia 520 success is because people wanted to try a new thing at the time, one of them is me I got a Lumia 520 to try Windows Phone,I found out that Windows Phone can't be my daily driver.
after that only ppl who wanted WP joined in.
WP will be successful when Microsoft will be serious about that OS, they are working slowly & until now they couldn't offer one smartphone without serious bags as they should take care also about design & building materials .
15. sgodsell (Posts: 3070; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
3. cripton805 (Posts: 1416; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
I meant to say they "WEREN'T going to dominate". lol
Too bad we can't edit anymore.
4. Tizo101 (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)
the title should have mentioned that Android was predicted to fall but it only grew... you guys are on fire today lol
8. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I remember many folks just laughing at Android.... Look whose laughing now.
R.I.P. Palm and WP.
BB and Win Mo is on its last legs....
Many of us back then were like ??? at this.
6. magnanimus (Posts: 516; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
What's up with all these Pro-Apple propaganda articles
20. nighthawk_al (Posts: 51; Member since: 23 May 2014)
You maybe do not frequent this site too much, or you wouldn't be surprised.
7. legiloca (Posts: 1097; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)
Not that I'm an Apple fan, but really kudos to them not letting the naysayers get the best of them, in other words, IN YOUR FACE WINDOWS!
9. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
And I wonder if these same analyst predicted consoles to be dead because the Wii U was flopping all over the place in 2012, 2013.
The PS4, Xbox One launched and put that madness to rest. Consoles arent dead...just Nintendo home consoles are.
For now. Good luck Nintendo with the NX.
14. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2086; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
When all of your mobile lines (Surface + Phones) are making less than the Apple Watch, your lineup isn't a joke, it's the punchline.
18. JasonDragon (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)
Do people really think that having only iOS and Android as the only phone choices is a good future? The first charges an arm and a leg, while the 2nd mines every bit of your data that they can. Things will not be better if Microsoft and Blackberry leave this market and others such as Firefox and Amazon find it next to impossible to enter it. We need to encourage more competition, not root for less.
19. Chris.P (Posts: 520; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
I agree completely. I'd like nothing more than a serious third—even fourth—player to be able to compete.
Unfortunately, at this point it's looking like it can't be done. People like poking fun at Microsoft, but if a company that size can't get it done, there's little hope for other players. Perhaps when we're looking at the next big paradigm shift, we'll see new faces enter the arena. Until then, duopoly it is.