Apple iPhone getting outsold by Windows Phone in 24 markets says Microsoft

Apple iPhone getting outsold by Windows Phone in 24 markets says Microsoft
We all know that Windows Phone picked up some serious momentum in 2013. The platform showed strength at the low-end with the Nokia Lumia 520/521, and at the high end with the Nokia Lumia 1520. Thanks to the GDR3 update, Windows Phone OEMs can now build a device equal specs wise to anything that Android phones can offer. And if the Nokia Icon ever comes out, we are talking about a 5 inch phone with similar specs to the U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. And that model is expected to be a Verizon exclusive.

According to Christopher Flores, director of communications for Microsoft, Windows Phone is gaining traction on both ends of the market. Flores claims that Windows Phone is the second most popular platform in 14 markets around the world. And if that doesn't make Windows Phone fans feel giddy, consider this. According to Flores, in 24 markets, Windows Phone is outselling the Apple iPhone. While overall the improvement is coming from a small base, Flores says that Windows Phone is the fastest growing platform globally.

We should point out, since Flores didn't mention it, that much of this growth is coming in emerging markets where the Apple iPhone's cost is prohibitive. And while the Nokia Lumia 525 has taken the Lumia 520 and doubled the RAM, Microsoft might start feeling some pressure on the low-end with the Motorola Moto G. BlackBerry, too, will be going after this market with the Foxconn designed and built handset currently codenamed BlackBerry Jakarta. Rumored to be heading first to Indonesia, this model will most likely find itself shipped to emerging markets.

source: TechRadar via WPCentral

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