Windows Phone might outgrow Blackberry in the United States around November 2012
Not because of Microsoft’s platform tremendous growth - rather because BlackBerry is sliding very, very fast. Mapping the trends on StatCounter shows that Windows Phone and assuming sales continue moving at a similar pace, we might see WP take over BlackBerry as soon as in this November.
Now, what’s not accounted for in this extrapolation is the fact that Windows Phone is expected to receive a big sales push once Windows Phone 8 and the new devices with it launch around October, as expected. BlackBerry 10 on the other hand has been delayed, and is now set to arrive only in 2013. So chances are that Windows Phone will outgrow BlackBerry soon, the real question is when exactly. Feel free to place your bets and argumentation for them in the comments below.
source: StatCounter via WMPowerUser
1. MeoCao (unregistered)
Haha, what a challenge that is...
18. microsoftexclusive.com (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
:-) we believe it will hopefully overgrow the iPhone even, but time is needed.
19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4705; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
RIM's market share collapse might happen sooner - A & A (Apple & Android) aren't resting on their laurels. Lotsa new phones (including iPhone 5) will be shipping end of September. Could be grim for RIM.
2. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
well actually november is still far... and i think if nokia will release a WP8 with pureview and killer specs before holiday... in january, WP will be worthy to be called as the 3rd contender!!
but still i wish BB10 the best... they need not to copy the android, iOS, and windows phone but they need to exceed expectations.... be awesome as it could be...
i feel pity on symbian though... if you have time reading, please read this
just remove the "dot" to "." coz PA somehow block the website!
im not gonna bash android here...but just pointing out what nokia's biggest mistake..
4. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
honestly people who thumbs down me... just have a little time...its just pointing why apple succeed and why android is dominating...
first apple iPhone succeed coz its looks and catalog of apps and best screen... nokia delay there own capacitive phones...
as on the symbian vs android thing... its really true (not hating, just pointing) it loads apps fast... handles multitasking fluidly... etc just please read..
symbian should be the one dominating now if nokia didnt just ditch symbian UIQ to s60..." Symbian foundation came up with the Symbian UIQ which can be customised to user’s requirement and still it remains as one of the best OS though it lacks applications and those sugar coated UI but UIQ has the apps that even most of the phones do not have today.Nokia was getting ahead and instead of improving on the UIQ they ditched the UIQ for Symbian S60. Many of the talented design engineers of the UIQ migrated to Google since the company did not survive the market. Every awesome designs and innovations in UIQ 4 were implemented in Android. And today Nokia is making a big mistake by ditching the Symbian. Nokia might have a great opportunity with the windows phone 8 (WP8) but it is the Symbian which gave the Nokia its flamboyant outfit."
"The fact is, Symbian is better than Android as an Operating System. I personally tested Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Nokia E7. To my surprise I found that the E7 with only a single core ARM 11 at 680 MHz was prompter while the Sony that packs a much faster 1.4 GHz Snapdragon was taking time to load certain applications. Booting was faster in E7 and multi-tasking on Nokia was mind-blowing." acc to MNB sent email...
3. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
hahaha rim is near to death....go microsoft go! defeat RIM!
5. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
you again... not surprise... please just stop would you?
11. MeoCao (unregistered)
It reminds me Goliath trying to defeat a sick and impaired David.
6. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Android or Symbian?
People will fall about laughing if I say Symbian, the dying mobile Operating System is better than the Android. The fact is, Symbian is better than Android as an Operating System. I personally tested Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Nokia E7. To my surprise I found that the E7 with only a single core ARM 11 at 680 MHz was prompter while the Sony that packs a much faster 1.4 GHz Snapdragon was taking time to load certain applications. Booting was faster in E7 and multi-tasking on Nokia was mind-blowing.
What is so good about the Android?
Answer: Android has more eye-candy applications but it isn’t as fast as Nokia Belle when it comes to functionality and performance.
What is bad about the Nokia Belle?
Answer: Belle has a smaller amount of applications but it doesn’t lack the essential and well-known applications.
When Nokia released the 6600 phone way back on 2003, no other phone could overpower the 6600 until the release of the i-Phone which changed the epoch of the mobile world!
Now the question is
What is so special about the i-phones?
Answer: Touch response, huge collections of applications and its attractive User Interface (UI). Apple is user friendly to a convinced degree but not as easy as the Symbian.
When apple released the i-phone for the first time, people were charmed by its bar model without the keypad and its touch response. It marked the beginning of silky capacitive touch phones and that’s where the Nokia began to grow fainter. Apple was not the only company that was responsible for Nokia’s decline but Nokia itself was the main reason for its weakening. Apple was leading the race and Nokia was following. On 2006, the Symbian foundation came up with the Symbian UIQ which can be customised to user’s requirement and still it remains as one of the best OS though it lacks applications and those sugar coated UI but UIQ has the apps that even most of the phones do not have today.Nokia was getting ahead and instead of improving on the UIQ they ditched the UIQ for Symbian S60. Many of the talented design engineers of the UIQ migrated to Google since the company did not survive the market. Every awesome designs and innovations in UIQ 4 were implemented in Android. And today Nokia is making a big mistake by ditching the Symbian. Nokia might have a great opportunity with the windows phone 8 (WP8) but it is the Symbian which gave the Nokia its flamboyant outfit.
15. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Well apparently you can't face the reality that symbian is dead while android is star of the show, as a matter of fact, nokia has already said they will stop PRODUCING OR SUPPORTING symbian devices anymore
so why nokia would stop producing or supporting symbian devices if it's a good os ? it's like suicide
"android has more eye-candy applications but it isn't as fast as nokia belle when it comes to functionality and performance"
nokia belle is better than android when it comes to functionality and performance ? are you f**king kidding me ? LOL, that's a very DUMB statement, to be honest i laughed until my stomach hurt after reading that sentence
7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
At this instant, my question is
What do people want?
People do not get phones based on their requirement if that wasn’t the case then basic models would have flooded the markets. People look for phones that have set a vogue in the market (Android and Apple). They require a million apps on their phone as if they use all of them and bar model without key pad which is the current trend. There are people who choose their phone based on their requirement and they are the ones who really do not utilise the full capacity of the phone. People who push their phones to or beyond limits are the ones who really know which phone is the finest and I have done this to all my phones including a Micromax phone. All smart phones have apps, the problem is that people are so indoctrinated with android/iOS mass manipulation, they have no clue that Symbian has all the important apps, and works perfect with them. People didn’t know what a smart phone is until the release of Apple and Blackberry. It would have been wonderful if Apple and Blackberry were just fruits.
Everyone must understand a basic difference between Hardware, Operating System (OS) and Performance. It is not that a phone with 1.2 GHZ dual-core or a quad-core will never freeze or a phone that has a 500 MHZ will always get stuck. If a phone executes well (booting speed, loading of apps and UI) even on a processor that has less than 800MHZ, that is called performance. It is the job of the Operating System to make them perform even on a low configured Hardware. Most of the android phones have good performance because of its hardware but none of the Androids will work as effective as Symbian on the outdated ARM processor with less than 800 MHZ.
Windows Phone 8 might be the future for Microsoft but definitely not for Nokia. I am not imparting that Nokia will not succeed with WP8 plan but I don’t think they can be big enough like Apple or Google is today, and if they stick with MeeGo/Symbian plan they can be success like them. Nokia has put itself in an awkward position by negligence of care for their Operating Systems.
I recommend Nokia to develop devices with the latest hardware similar to the Galaxy SIII. Imagine a Nokia with 2 GHZ Quad-Core that runs on the updated Symbian, with new 4 million updated HD apps and has 41MP camera sensor. Sounds groovy right? It is high time that Nokia should stop the monotony and invest time in applications and on Research & Development.
I still didn’t forget the days when Nokia released the 6600, N-gage QD and the N-series. None dare to overthrow these models. It had limitations but people were happy with its technology. I still operate my Panasonic TV with 6600 but unfortunately we cannot do it with the present-day phones. Nokia can probably work on the late technology Infrared (IR), phones with touch plus QWERTY keypad and on N-gage apps. Nokia can invest more on R&D and reward the developers for each of their creations instead of ditching the Symbian.
10. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
hey, reality speaks a thousand words, if SYMBIAN is better than ANDROID, why android has 65% market share while symbian is far behind ?
just stop comparing android with symbian, symbian is outdated os but i don't hate it as much as i do with BB, would you ?
i think you need to go back to 2003 where symbian is the #1 OS
13. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
no, im not really comparing them.. pointing out... what if nokia just listen to symbian foundation of implementing UIQ to symbian but instead they go s60... nokia didnt listen to the one who knows best and that is their big problem, the one who knows best are devs, community, and consumers... but neither of this nokia listen to...
the symbian foundation collapse and the greatest engineer of UIQ was pick up by google and they implement UIQ to android... and android take off... and still up in the sky...
but then again, what if nokia just listen to the SF? the results are they wont look for a new CEO they wont have to use WP and symbian is on sky high...but then again they didnt...
i didnt write that, i copied it from MNB if people might not read the blog...
16. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
what if nokia just use android ? they will succeed....just like samsung, maybe nokia will be the biggest competitor for samsung
but unfortunately they didn't, they decided to use windows phone which is a premature os, what a stupid decision
12. WinC76 (Posts: 48; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Symbian better than Android?
Dude, Symbian was the reason why I switched to Android in the first place... My horrific experience with it made me move away from it. And I'm not the only Symbian user who has done this, I know a lot of them have. Including people I know.
I know a number of people still with Symbian (including one with an E7 with Belle) and all of them says they want (not just want, but need) to switch to a newer phone (either an iPhone, Windows Phone or an Android phone), so that says a lot...
14. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
well its not a fact.. and its just pointing out.. and i didnt write that!!! go to the blog where i got that
17. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
well, your avatar suits your personality. nokia phones.....
8. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Nokia should also work on ground-breaking technology like the Nokia 888 concept. I completely appreciate the heroic and daring attempt of Nokia for not aiming at Android. Nokia should always remain unique and legendary as it is, always.
20. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Finally! A die hard nokia fan just like me. But all that stuff in the blog are 'what if's'. I mean they missed those trains...
Even right now im writing from my nokia C3, but hopefully within a few weeks im moving to android. I mean when windows phone 8 becomes as popular and sucessfull as android then im definetly coming back to Nokia. And i agree aswel, they should have NEVER ditched Symbian ;(
21. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)
Black berry is officially a dead company XD