BlackBerry continues to take it on the chin in the U.K.

BlackBerry continues to take it on the chin in the U.K.
The latest numbers from Kantar Worldpanel are due out any day, but we have a little teaser from the company as it released market share figures for the U.K. and they reveal that BlackBerry continues to have problems in the region. In June of 2012, the Canadian OEM had a 10.6% market share, well ahead of the 3.7% earned by Windows Phone at that time. Move ahead a year and Windows Phone now holds an 8.1% market share in the U.K. which is more than double the 4% share of the market held by BlackBerry. This comes despite the new BlackBerry 10 OS and three new models that have been released. A 5 inch model, the BlackBerry A10, is expected to launch in time for the 2013 holiday season, although it might be too late to help reverse BlackBerry's fortunes by then.

Topping the list in June was Android with its 56.2% of the U.K.smartphone market. That is down a full percentage point from the 57.2% that Google's open source OS had earned last year, and down from the 56.6% that Android achieved in May 2013. Meanwhile, iOS has seen its momentum pick up in the U.K. In June 2012, iOS had 25.6% of the region's market, rising to 29.9% in May and 30.5% in June 2013.

Kantar's analysis says that the device responsible for Apple's success in the region is the three-year old Apple iPhone 4, which has been picking up sales as an entry-level iPhone model as we mentioned on Sunday. This model could be replaced by a low-cost Apple handset that could be called the iPhone 5C if an earlier leak of retail packaging was legitimate.

source: Telegraph via WMPoweruser



1. mi55u unregistered

iPhone winPhone grows? Bull$hit!!

4. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012


8. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

and your avatar too

2. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I feel they deserve it. I like the OS but I'm really annoyed with their pricing. Has someone done a teardown and found out how much the Z10 and the Q10 cost? Also, impressive how Nokia performed.

3. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

The numbers for all the major markets are out already. UK share for WP is actually 8.6% not 8.1%. France - 9%, Germany - 5.9%, Italy - 7.8%

6. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

This is phone arena. They'll use whatever number makes android look good and WP/Blackberry look terrible. Sadly I think the MotoX will have a huge impact over the next quarter as more costly handsets like the 1020, iphone 5 and S4 struggle.

9. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Don't forget.. one reason Apple is increasing AND so is WP over Android is low end phones the 52x series from Nokia and the iPhone4 are increasing share over android, simply due to cost. The thing is I think Nokia can keep up the low end going, while Apple kills the 4 and starts to sell the 5C at a higher price. Which will kill the momentum they have.

10. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Butthurt apple fanboy

5. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

First, BlackBerry's pricing for their phones are horribly wrong. Second, the phones they are making cannot even compete with other flagships making their flagships a mid range phone. Lastly, advertisements are terribly seldom. Nokia with Microsoft's backing is in the middle of a very drastic transition. They are already seeing the fruits of their labor.

7. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

Trolls eloped with android.

11. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Piss off

12. tyson3

Posts: 63; Member since: May 15, 2012

Ive had every smart phone worth having and to be honest I really like the new blackberry z10! It just made its comeback at the wrong time. I love the way the os works but the app market is awful. Wp (1020) was down right horrible and I took it back the next day bc it had so many issues! The s4 and htc one are great phones and do everything! I didnt like the iphone 5 but with the new ios 7 I may go back. For now im z10 and it is a really good phone just needs better marketing!

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