Windows Phone gains marketshare in largest European markets
The share of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform nearly doubled in all three. In the UK, Windows Phone share almost tripled and stood at 12%, up from 4.5% in the preceding quarter. In France, WP accounted for 10.8% of the market, up from 5.6% and in Germany the growth was from 3.8% to 8.8%. These are all some impressive figures, so we should probably get ready to hear about Nokia’s best quarter thus far. The Finnish company is dominating Windows Phone sales.
In two European markets, Italy and Spain, Windows Phone could not gain much at all. Spain saw WP share grow from the marginal 2.1% to 2.2%, and in Italy there was actually a slide down from 10.3% to 9.5%.
Still, the momentum seems to be slowly picking up for Microsoft’s platform. We wonder whether this will still hold true in the Holiday quarter when the new iPhone and a ton of new Android devices become available...
2. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)
Soon the King ( Nokia ) will rise again and Demolish the Dictators ( Samsung ) , ( Apple )
7. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 536; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Seems there wont be any "Nokia" to rise.
8. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)
Anything could happen , the sale of Nokia didn't go through yet because they are waiting for shareholders to approve
it could go either ways
25. GoogleSafariFox (banned) (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Nokia Fan boy ah? Lol. Millions of People nowadays doesn't care about Nokia since the Brand "Nokia" had Poor, Lame image for How many years. Even though they will copy some features from Samsung, or Apple nothing will happens regarding to their Sale Figures. Nokia, Enough. You did great before and that's it.
40. Snoobab (Posts: 162; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Nobody innovates quite like Nokia. They'll be back. Mark my words...
44. Alex123 (Posts: 161; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
What??? hahaha.... Nokia copy from Samsung and Apple? Nokia is always a step head of the other and always bring new tech that most of its competitor try to compete and copy.
14. akki20892 (Posts: 2290; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Correction in article, Not Windows Phone, Nokia gain market share in europe.
36. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2669; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Well, moving forward it's Microsoft, and Nokias current team, who will be making WP into what it will be,, and that is the reality.. This is the reality.. And, it will be just fine.. Our favorite WP devices are going to have just a PARTIAL name change, and everything else will be business as usual.. I wouldn't doubt it if right now MS is developing a version of WP8 for the Asha line of phones.. If they are doing this can you imagine what this is going to do for WP Market Share in the next two years❔.. These guys that are saying WP is a failure are going to look even more stupid than they do now... I wouldn't be surprised to see Nokia unveil new Asha phones running a slimmed down version of WP8 later this month in Dubai....
15. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
First it has no apps and games! 2nd Nokia is dead! 3rd Wp was a totally a fail, which led Nokia to bankruptcy!
That was so funny though, Nokia coming back? Never will
17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2669; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
First, what service can you do on your phone that I can't on my 920❔
Second, Nokia is not going anywhere, just the devices division will be only renamed with everything else staying in place,, literally❕
And third, if WP was a total fail we wouldn't see storylines like this pretty much every day now.. Worldwide WP is only behind iOS by only 10%, and is catching up to the iPhone at a steady pace... Before long WP will surpass the iPhones worldwide market share... Nokia has made at least 15 devices worldwide for the 2013 model year... Apple simply will not be able to compete with this..
You really don't have a clue of what you're talking about..
21. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
Lmao! Look see and and knowledge! windows mobile= failed, Rip. Wp7= failed, fragmentation, wp8 no apps and games, using 2 years old specs, behind tech, 4th Wp9 same!
They have a long way to catch up! Even though 3rd it's still classed as fail!
26. GoogleSafariFox (banned) (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Agreed to @Yes-Sir. Windows Mobile Phone= Failed and using 2 year old specs. Please Bored Nokia Fanboys. Accept the Truth.
32. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2669; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
You say it has no apps, so my question is that if this is such a big deal then what services do you use that I can't on my 920❔ Give me some examples❕ Give some examples of how WP is failing.. Using past projects that were not successful, and unrelated, holds no water, and is a terrible argument.. If you rate how good a product is by how popular it is then that's your problem... You can choose to buy a phone just because everyone else does, and that's fine, but others choose a platform based on their needs, and how much they like it, and WP has fulfilled that for a lot of us... Windows Mobile was definitely not a failed product. It served its time well for the time period it was in, and was one of the most widely spread smartphone platforms of its time.. Its time was simply done, and now it's time for something new... So, I guess you think Android gingerbread was a fail❔ Was iOS6 a fail because it has been replaced❔ Your perception of what is a failure, and what is not, is obviously misguided by your immaturity, and closed minded approach to make yourself feel better about your own platform... So, tell me what device you have, and how it's better in multiple areas than my my Lumia 920.. Back up your argument with facts❕... If you have never spent considerable time using WP then you have no clue what it has to offer..
Please, tell me what device you use everyday, and what apps that you use everyday that are missing from my 920... I'm ready❕
23. Dastrix (Posts: 505; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Credo!! Lol, I was just going to say the same!
Still, I love how haters just do nothing but hate with no constructive criticism or words of advice/suggestions whatsoever.
And Yes-Sir, aside from being a hater, you're being a complete retard and in denial. You say WP is 3rd and it's still a fail. Get a life! Oops, nevermind, you fail at life! Don't you hate yourself for that? HATERS GONNA HATE!
24. GoogleSafariFox (banned) (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
@LetsBeHonest, Agreed! 2009 until 2013 Nokia was DOWN. And now they are officially Buried. Looking at the Latest Windows Flagship Phones No innovation, worst their U.I is Uglier than any other platforms. And worst for Gaming and Downloading Apps. I wonder what would happen to Micro-Nokia next year. I think, Samsung, SONY, HTC, LG (Android OS) and Apple (iOS) will still battling for the BEST. While Nokia,oooow. Sadly. Ooops I don't want to continue. You know what I mean.
30. Dastrix (Posts: 505; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
LOL!!! People like you make me laugh. You, sir just made my day by making an a** out of yourself. Thank you!
34. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2669; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
No innovation❔ Please explain how your current device is more innovative than my Lumia 920/925/928, or the 1020.. And, please explain how the upcoming 1520 is using two year old specs... You obviously haven't seen any of the innovation, or hardware specs, of any three of these devices..
Nobody cares about your subjective opinion about aesthetics, and if it were true WP wouldn't be having such an influence on others when it comes to design.. Remember, the Nokia Lumia 920 beat the iPhone5, and the GS3, for Engadgets 2012 SPOTY.. That says enough.. This is nowhere near fail..
3. sri_tech (Posts: 184; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Its not really two horse race. Its dominated by android with iOS, WP are in distant second and third positions.
35. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Actually, not really.
20% everyone else.
Amazing when you put opinions aside and just look at stats. Until Android starts slipping, market share is what it is.
4. amiaq (Posts: 314; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
I would rather use Windows Phone than vomit induced iOS
16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2669; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
WP is here to stay❕ Such a great user experience, and devices, these are... Anyone who disagrees with this obviously has spent considerably less time with a WP8 device than I have...
Let's face it people.. WP is here to stay..
22. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
I'm waiting for Wp9! Should be blue days!
37. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2669; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I use WP, so I'm not waiting for Android 5.0, or iOS8.. I don't care for those platforms.. So, my question to you is that if you hate WP so much then why would you be waiting for WP9❔... Sounds like you're bored with your current platform...
27. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)
It would be really nice to see WP rise and be a worldwide competitor in a big way. It certainly would make Apple(who needs to anyways)and Android manufacturers step their game up.
39. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
why? aren't you tired of microsoft dominance in pc world? why would you want locked down windoze on your phone i think there is already tight competition on android world no need for windoze
41. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2669; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Because not everyone wants a phone that's running some random version of Android... WP is controlled by MS, and that's why it just works so well... If you like to have to root your device for it to work well then fine,, good for you.. But, some of us have higher expectations when purchasing a device.. Us WP fans expect for our devices to work great right out of the box, and that's what were used to... So, that's why we stand up for our platform,, because we know its good, we use it everyday❕... You haven't used WP so you wouldn't understand.. And, who in their right mind would ask to not have choice❔ What kind of medication are you on❔
28. GoogleSafariFox (banned) (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Keep Dreaming Bored Nokia/ Microsoft Fans. Lol. R.I.P Nokia!
38. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2669; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
You must be really bored of your platform if you have time to be on here commenting about one that you don't even like... I go to WPcentral when I'm bored.. I guess when you run out of the same old Android news you have to find comfort here with us... Welcome, my friend❕❕
45. GoogleSafariFox (banned) (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Hahahahahha Rodneyej1, Mah Friend please explain why the Sale figures/ Numbers of your Crappy Nokia has never been GOOD since 2009? and now they rank 5 along with Blackberry hahaha Poor Poor Nokia. Nokia Please Innovate rather than producing those Useless boring Windows phone. Hahaha ooops I forgot, what ever they make nowadays it would be a FLOP. So many Nokia Stores from Malls in every countries Got Close. Why because only few consumers care to nokia nowadays. Truth Hurts. R.I.P NOKIA!
47. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2669; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
None of that you said matters... Now, I asked you a simple question.. Tell me what kind of device you have, and tell me how it is more innovative than my Nokia Lumia 920❕.
48. flumbolla (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
Android is bad I mean like REALLY bad. iOS is meh though it has a good ecosystem. Windows Phone feels fresh and its a pretty young OS which will rise HARD! More good news is the fact that MSFT bought Nokia. So they are the only ones (except Apple) who now can control software AND hardware to run PERFECTLY together!