Windows Phone grabs double digit market share in some European countries
0. phoneArena 30 Sep 2013, 17:45 posted on
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel covers the three months ended August 2013, and shows that Windows Phone now has a 9.2% share in the top five European markets; in Germany, Microsoft's mobile OS is within a percentage point of iOS. Both iOS and Windows Phone, while well behind Android, are showing faster growth than the leading OS in the region...
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1. sprockkets (Posts: 849; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Sorry PA, 9.2% doesn't qualify as "double digits" anymore than 70.1% qualifies as triple digits.
No, I'm well aware that there are some places in Europe that have double digit market share for WP. But nothing in *this* articles shows that.
11. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
9.2 is the average of those 5 countries. And the reason that they chose 5 countries is because they generate the most revenue and more dense areas. Some of those countries may have more than 10.1% and others may have less than 9.99% but when those 5 countries are just shy of 10% your argument would be valid if the article was titled "All European markets have double digit Wp market share"
12. jromy (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)
Or..they could all be 9.x and one of them 8.x so it would average 9.2 . Why does the title of the article mention double digit market share but it isn't mentioned anywhere in the article?
13. akki20892 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Good to see Nokia share there. Keep it up Nokia.
14. brrunopt (Posts: 207; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
"grabs double digit market share IN SOME European countries " , not in the top 5 average
2. papss (Posts: 2879; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Growth is growth and I'm happy to see some for wp8. It's a great platform that deserves some props. People seem to love hating on what I feel is a great platform alternative
3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1177; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
True..... and we need a third platform. The other two, are getting a little boring..imo
7. sprockkets (Posts: 849; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
We could use a third, but it doesn't have to be WP by any means whatsoever.
Why would you want the third to be made by one of, if not the worst software company ever? Haven't you enjoyed enough of MS's dominance on the desktop already?
8. papss (Posts: 2879; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
No actually I quite like wp8 and think they are on to something with the OS. What I am tired of seeing is googles dominance on mobile devices. I'd much rather see a 35%, 25%,20% mobile landscape. The heat would be on all three and would drive more idea innovation and less hardware based improvements.
15. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1177; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Actually no.. i like windows 8.. and im going to give wp8 another try..
4. ZeroCide (Posts: 661; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
Good to see this great platform gaining traction. It may even oneday surpass ios.
5. Jommick (Posts: 91; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
>Write article about Windows Phone
>Make 50% about iOS and Android
I'm wondering where this is going.
6. Bernoulli (Posts: 1335; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
I love how the age range section was copied fromwww.gsmarena.com nice try Alan
9. papss (Posts: 2879; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
I know, I just read that over there too.. For shame
16. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Well.. They are afiliates for a resson
10. xtroid2k (Posts: 314; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
I love wp. It just needs more viable apps. But we already knew this. I'm curious as to how Tizen, firefox OS, and Ubuntu play out. However they are attacking the emerging market. Happy trails to all
17. GoogleSafariFox (banned) (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Growth in SOME European Countries, Not All. Sadly, Still Nokia is Struggling.
18. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 944; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
So are you, when it comes to making relevant arguments...
19. tasior (Posts: 94; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
It looks like Nokia is still loosing marketshare. The bar marked as 'other' is almost entirely Symbian, so if You add those two bars, that means that Nokia is still going down.
20. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2629; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Now its time for Microkia to seriously attack the US, and China, markets.. WP needs to work towards having 10% market share in these regions ASAP❕