IDC: Western European governments using iPhone and BlackBerry less, Android and Windows Phone more

IDC: Western European governments using iPhone and BlackBerry less, Android and Windows Phone more
While the news for Android should be anything other than a surprise, Microsoft has something to tout as it looks like government employees in Western Europe are putting down the BlackBerry and iPhone.

Use of Android and Windows Phone is gaining ground. The “Government Insights” survey conducted by IDC had over 75% of those responding that they were using something other than BlackBerry or iPhone, and that BlackBerry use in particular was on the decline.

For those that like to develop applications for mobile, the news is looking up as well. 60% of responses to the survey indicated that government sector agencies would be investing in “at least one form of mobile software over the next two years.”

The survey tabulated data that resulted in figures covering adoption of mobile devices, by country, by government level, and investment plans to varying degrees of detail. The 13 page report costs $4,500 though, so we opted to share IDC’s headline rather than pay $350 per-page.

For those whose business is gaining insight to trends in mobile in the government sector however, this data could be a wise investment. For the fan-boys, it will only serve to continue the debate.

sources: IDC via NPU

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115 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This is not surprising. Ever since Snowden, the iPhone has been regarded as insecure, fit only for "iZombies" to use the NSA's term. BlackBerry as a company is failing and the risk of it going out of business is very high. So fleeing these two platforms makes sense.

9. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Huge respect to the great Nokia and only Nokia. Without Nokia, WP is extinct right now

10. Sauce unregistered

With WP, Nokia will become extinct. Adopt Android and rake in the profits. Yada yada yada largest growth blablabla. Who cares. WP is inferior to iOS and Android, and with them in the market, WP will go no where. 2015 history books will be adding a new dinosaur: Nokiasaurus

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well said agree +1 Sauce

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Oh look everyone, who's here! The troll directly hired by Apple. What happened Sauce? Got bored with your little iPhone? Came to troll WP? Be my guest. "Nokiasaurus" will still be more innovative than Apple.

36. Sauce unregistered

*Announcer Voice* AND IN THE RIGHT CORNER! WE HAVE! NokiaFTL Weighing a total of 100 and 15 pounds of fail! Reach: Who needs reach? You have your beloved WP to hug and make love to all day. Height: Who needs height? WP doesn't discriminate against its fanboys. Don't start talking about fanboys lmao. You're the biggest one of all.

54. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And the corporate troll craps again. Woot woot!

103. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

LMAO, I'm with you this time.

14. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Unfortunately, WP ruined Nokia. I don't hate WP, but Nokia was able to adopt Android, reinvent Symbian or MeeGo beside WP. They had the magic power, and billions of people love and trust them.. So sad story at the end. But how knows, the revival may come by 2016 with Nokia's new chapter

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I'm Waiting for Nokia N10 N-Series. Powered by Android. I hope suri bring Nokia in profitable position first then start new mobile business in 2016.

34. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Then why are you purchasing a L930?

44. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nokia.

104. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

This is the difference between fan and fanboy...

39. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Akki20892, you are the best, and I do enjoy reading your posts. Where are you from?

45. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I'm in USA right now, I'm from India.

59. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I'm an Indian too. So you in the US for studies or work?

71. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Both......I'm with family.

46. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

He's really funny guy that Akki20892

85. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I thought I'm serious. Lol

81. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Thanks buddy. But i do enjoy everyone's comments. So what about u?

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Wisely said +1 JohnNokia

28. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

Regardless, WP is growing around the world. If other manufacturers makes some nice phones with WP it will grow a lot faster i think. WP Need a phone equivalent to Nexus series. You know, very good price/performance.

38. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"Unfortunately, WP ruined Nokia." (????) I would say- "Unfortunately, Nokia ruined WP." , and here is, why. If MS and Nokia was not married, and Noka the loving lover to MS, the other OEM's would make real competition in WP. Now they just don't give a s... about WP. But Nokia didn't make anything , but bricks in the high-end sector.

47. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

"Nokia ruined WP" Are you on medication?

105. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I cant believe myself this is for you +1

55. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

It makes me wonder what you guys smoke when you nake comments like that considering that WP is the biggest trend setter in mobile at the moment, look at your smartphone, its insoired by WP. Nokia suffered in the past because of their lateness to get off the Symbian train with WP they were growing again when they became part of MS . You guys are not interested in the truth, just in spreading lies and ignorance.

49. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Not only is WP not extinct, its more alive than ever before. You are the product of misinformation.

98. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

BlackBerry is nowhere NEAR failing in the enterprise / government sector, 0xFFF. With 61% of the market in their pocket, and 16 out of 20 G20 governments as customers, I would hardly call that failing.

2. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

WP haters comments in 3...2...1...

4. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Arte 8800 will join you soon looooool

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