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Windows Phone 7 sales are much stronger in Europe

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Windows Phone 7 sales are much stronger in Europe
According to recent ComScore reports from October, 2010 through December, 2010, the Windows Phone 7 OS hasn't done much for Microsoft here in the U.S. They reported that there were more Windows Mobile users switching to another OS than there were customers purchasing new Windows Phone 7 devices. So despite WP7's quality and marketing, Microsoft was actually losing customers.

But there's more encouraging news coming from Western Europe. There, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 has been far more successful. From Q3 to Q4 of 2010, Microsoft's mobile OS market share grew 100%, doubling their presence. Also, Microsoft's presence grew 18% year-over-year. Even when accounting for the 3.2% increase in the Western European mobile phone market, WP7 still showed a strong introduction.

Adding to the significance of their success is the fact that WP7 wasn't released in many languages. If it had been released with more localized languages, they may have grown even further. Of course, Android and iOS still won out in Europe in 2010, as they did in the U.S.

source: IDC via WMPoweruser

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posted on 08 Mar 2011, 22:38 5

1. adkfadjferq (unregistered)


US sales would probably be better if they had CDMA support from the beginning.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 07:02

11. rabbit (unregistered)


i agree

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 23:01 6

2. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


WP7 is a nice OS and has huge potential.

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 23:14 6

3. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Starting to come over to Windows OS but i'll tell you why it hasn't sold well here in the states. People already bashing Windows OS saying its worse than Android or iOS4 without even trying it, like my boss. I had a customer come in asking for a Windows phone and my boss gave them a weird look and asked them why. He then further explain why Android is 20000000000 times better than Windows OS and that he'll discount the android handset so they dont get the windows handset. Seen it too many time. Pure fanboyism SMH.

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 09:04

7. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 863; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


It's all about what the customer needs. If you're like me, and you value multiple homescreens where you can fit lots of things and have a set toolbar at the bottom with shortcuts that appear on every homescreen, if you value customization, or don't like the canvas UI design of WP, and need more memory than it has internally, then WP7 is not the solution for you. But if none of that matters, then by all means give WP7 a look. I personally feel its for someone who wants a little more than iOS and webOS, but doesn't need all that Android or Symbian has to offer.

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 11:05 3

8. Beaker (unregistered)


lol WebOS has far more to offer than Android ever could. Its been refined to be elegent yet still offer what android can and then some. Android is a clunky mess with menus upon menus of settings that arent even catagorized properly.

vvelez5: your boss is an idiot, and is typical of a phone salesman who will do anything to sell a turd.

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 14:53

9. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


I agree its all about what the customer needs. And im sure many people here will agree that many smartphone consumers don't need smartphones.

Beaker: Yeah I know he's an idiot but he's the boss not much I can do

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 02:12 3

5. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 868; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Solution? CDMA enabled devices

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 08:31 2

6. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


And better advertising...

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 11:41

10. mike (unregistered)


My LG optimus 7 was boring after 1st hour:) there is absolutely nothing to change or set in this phone..only polyphonic ringtones!!no mp3 custom ringtones hehe system is so lame!!!me 424 euros is gone for good, nobody wants to buy this crap even half price..and thats why
no usb mass storage mode - no bluetooth sharing mode for videos,pictures and music - no outlook im MS phone:) - camera forgets settings - idiotic tiles fulfilling whole screen - 8 tiles can be seen only at the same time - lame themes - phone first vibrates than rings, you will loose 4 on 5 calls while at home, you cant change it!!!one day on battery tops!! no file manager, you are unable to see or locate files - there is absolutely no customization!! microsoft is doing nothing to improve it!!!NO GPS NAVIGATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!bing maps is piece of crap app - dont buy it!! you will be sorry for your mistake for whole life!! WIN PHONE 7 IS COMPLETE MISTAKE!!!AND IF YOU SAY OTHERWISE BUY IT FROM ME - NO SCRATCH ON IT FOR LESS THAN 50% - YOU WILL BE MY PERSONAL HERO AND MY CHILDREN WILL LEARN ABOUT YOUR HEROISM!!
DON'T DON'T DON'T!!!!!!!!

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 12:17

12. plumber (unregistered)


Sounds very similar to the iPhone and everybody loves it.

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