Latest Windows Phone stats teased by AdDuplex's Mendelevich

Latest Windows Phone stats teased by AdDuplex's Mendelevich
Tweets sent from Alan Mendelevich tease a number of stats that have been culled from AdDuplex, which is where Mendelevich hangs his hat during the work week. AdDuplex is a mobile ad network for Windows Phone which gives Mendelevich the numbers to point out some interesting things. While the tweet didn't specifically mention the model, Mendelevich hints that a new phone is now the most popular Windows Phone model in the U.S. We are certain that this is the Nokia Lumia 521. That might not come as much of a surprise to many considering how fast the device has sold out at Walmart, T-Mobile, and each time it was presented on HSN. Recently, a coupon code took the price of the phone at HSN down to a ridiculous $80, lock, stock and barrel.

Mendelevich also teased the news that a new carrier has become the most popular seller of Windows Phone 8 handsets in the U.S. Considering that AT&T has exclusives in the states for the Nokia Lumia 520 (which is the twin of the Nokia Lumia 521), the Nokia Lumia 925 and the Nokia Lumia 1020, that title probably belongs to the nation's second largest carrier.

According to tweets sent out by Mendelevich, the average Windows Phone app was used by twice as many people last month than a year ago, which should give developers the incentive to write more apps for the platform (here that, Instagram?). Lastly, Windows Phone 8 handsets now have 70% of the Windows Phone market.

source: @ailon via WMPoweruser



1. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

...*hear that, Instagram...

10. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

Lumia 520/521 is a little champion. Lumia 520/521 is the little champion. I am observing the Lumia sales in different sites. Here are all the best selling lists from different countries by Lumia 520/521. USA: Released in Q3. Lumia 521 and 520 are the best selling no-contract phones on Amazon. Both are in that place for more than two months. Lumia 521 is the best selling no-contract phone on bestbuy. Lumia 521 is the best selling no-contract phone on Walmart. Lumia 521 is also best selling phone on HSN. China: Four Lumia 520 variants are in top 20 list on Amazon which includes feature phones. UK: 5th bestselling phone on Amazon. Also, on 20th position as of this. India: 2nd bestselling on flipkart (leading indian retailer). Snapdeal has all colors on best sellers list. Sort by bestsellers. Amazon india. All 5 colors are in best sellers list. As of this, 520 is 1,3,5,6,11 positions.

14. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Instagram are missing that nokia 520 has better camera than many android phones and iphones ... Tssssss.

2. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Don't care, really, my geeky heart was broken the moment i heared M$' aquisition of Nokia.

3. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

Same here. It's part of the reason why I'm going android.

5. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

I have tried android and it has no charactor or emotion, windows on Nokia phones are excellent and will keep on getting better!!

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Same phones and people behind them, just different name (though I think they should have setup a royalty system for the brand name), like when a girl gets married and takes her husband's last name. Same person as before, just different name.

4. papss unregistered

I'm sad for both of you. IF you were real fans then it should be about the hardware and it's the same team. Stop whining and look for the bright future of the folks that made great phones no matter the name... seems silly

7. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The biggest issue lies with the "how" in Nokia's failure and their sale. You need look no further than Microsoft, who held the platform back from making jumps into competitive hardware. Once MSFT has complete control of Nokia, watch the updates fly faster and the platform stay on more competitive hardware. If it does, everyone who cried foul over the way Redmond and Elop handled things will have their corroboration.

8. papss unregistered

If m$ is to succeed they have to make faster updates a priority so I'm not sure that's an indication of some grand scheme. But to say that someone won't buy a Nokia because it won't be the same once the transition is complete is just silly. I have little doubt that m$ and the Nokia team will come up with a great product.

12. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

i won't, because people develop attachment to particular brands. i grew up with nokia phones and its really sad to see it get replaced by microsoft branding

11. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I'm not saying i'm never gonna buy a nokia phone any more. I'm just saying i'll go for the best and the best only (except for samsung, lg and apple devices). Right now i'm using the Xperia z. But maybe sometime in the future there might be a device that brings me back to nokia.

6. Manny602

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

AT&T does not have exclusives on the 925, that has been available with T Mobile a couple months before AT&T

13. hmmm...

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

According to AdDuplex blog, the most popular windows phone carrier is Verizon Wireless. These are the september statistics in the link. A little google search would've brought up the results. blog(dot)adduplex(dot)com/2013/09/adduplex-windows​-phone-statistics.html

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