Windows Phone grabs 8% of the smartphone market in Norway, taking share from iOS and Android
So if left to make a decision, which are the smartphones that a Norwegian would (pun intended) buy? The Apple iPhone 4S led the way for February followed by the Samsung Galaxy S II. So far, you can't argue on the choice of either one. The Apple iPhone 4, Nokia Lumia 800 and the Sony Ericsson arc S round out the top five. The Samsung Galaxy 5 is number six followed by the Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover, ZTE Blade and the Sony Ericsson Active. With the fourth place finish by the Nokia Lumia 800, it was the first time that a Windows Phone model ever cracked the top ten.
Netcom sales director Kristian Rena said that the Nokia Lumia 800 is taking market share away from both Android and iOS. The duo had market shares of 49% and 43% respectively, in the country. While both of those figures dwarf the 8% share that Windows Phone captured, it is an impressive showing, especially considering that Norwegians don't have the loyalty to Nokia that those living in nearby Finland do. It should be interesting to see how this plays out in the months ahead and if Microsoft and or Nokia learn anything from what is going on in Norway.
source: Digi.no (translated) via WMPoweruser
1. andro. (Posts: 1986; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Being a Scandinavian manufacturer nokia has always had a strong presence in the nordic countries for all its phones so this is no surprise really for this area, its like saying the French like to buy Renaults and Citroens!
5. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
Yes, we (I'm Swedish) have a stronger emotional feeling for Finland than ... let's say Korea and Taiwan ;-) Brothers in arms. Northern Europe - quality over quantity!
3. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)
I had that phone, then I bought the lumia 800...
6. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 208; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Good news! Go windows phone. May it will start happening in the US as well once Appollo launches.