9 out of 10 active Windows Phone handsets in the U.S. are branded by Nokia

9 out of 10 active Windows Phone handsets in the U.S. are branded by Nokia
Alan Mendelevich is the founder of AdDuplex, a mobile ad network that focuses on Windows Phone. As such, Mendelevich has insight into what is going on behind the scenes with the platform. According to some tweets he sent out on Saturday, 90% of active Windows Phone handsets in the U.S. were made by Nokia. Surely that figure doesn't shock those of you who follow the mobile phone industry. Once Microsoft completes its acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services division, you have to wonder if Windows Phone will go the way of iOS and BlackBerry OS where the hardware and software is made by the same company.

Other stats revealed by Mendelevich show that Windows Phone 8 has 75% of the Windows Phone market share globally and 19% of that belongs to the entry-level Nokia Lumia 520. And the brand spanking new Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet, extremely hard to find in the states, debuted on the charts at number 19 which is actually ahead of the Huawei Ascend W2 and the Samsung ATIV S Neo after just one day.

source: @ailon via WMPoweruser



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lumia 520 and 1520 in the spotlight!

2. akbarkool

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Alright!!! Only a matter of time before its 95% NOKIA FTW

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

.....not for the win, for the loss. The other partners have long since abandoned MS, and now the diversity in the ecosystem goes to hell. Now watch as MS tries to go Apple, screwing over everyone on the way but not having the same pull as Apple because of the lack of mindless fanboys in their ecosystem.

6. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I think they (MS) should just keep their phone os to themselves and do what apple does - not licensing their phones os (since they purchased the devices dept. of Nokia). >>>"and now the diversity in the ecosystem goes to hell" honestly, this is also happening in android (samsung domination). There's your android diversity going to hell... >>>"the other partners have long since abandoned MS" Not true, we have seen huawei continuously pushing their WP line of devices and pledges from numerous amounts of both chinese OEMS and south korean OEMS that they will be making WP devices in 2014. >>>"lack of mindless fanboys" Firstly, this was a stupid comment that you have used to try and start a fight. Secondly, not all apple fans are mindless - quite a number of them are informed techies. Overpriced doesnt = a bad product. IT just means its overpriced.

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not all are mindless, I'm just saying there are more in the Apple camp, enough to float their worst products until they get better. Still, you would have to be stupid to think that the Chinese are going to push the MS envelop, because you won't see them outside of China. The diversity in Android is still there and Samsung just sells the most, that doesn't mean that Sony can't have a glass phone with 20MP camera, or LG cannot have a flexible phone with self healing plastic. Please take the blinders off, everyone knows MS wants to be Apple but they can't, their products just don't have the Appeal or cohesiveness.

3. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

Hey PhoneArena! Any word on the 928 Lumia for Verizon? Lots of sites said it would be the 21st of November but now everyone is silent. Any new leads?

4. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Lumia 928 is Verizon exclusive if I'm not mistaken. You must be talking about the Lumia 929.

7. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

Woops, yep!

8. GeekMovement unregistered

That 1 out of 10 missing is due to Sprint not carrying any Lumia models.

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