Not surprising: Nokia dominates the Windows Phone market

Not surprising: Nokia dominates the Windows Phone market
Windows Phone doesn't hold a big section of the smartphone market worldwide, but it is growing, and a lot of that is thanks to the success of Nokia's Lumia handsets. Microsoft has given Nokia a lot of preferential treatment, and it has paid off according to the new numbers from Localytics. Although, the other Windows Phone manufacturers may not be too excited. 

Localytics released its Windows Phone market share numbers for July, and they show some pretty impressive growth by Nokia. As of this past January, Nokia wasn't even in the US market with Windows Phone, and had just 22% of the worldwide Windows Phone market. Now, Nokia holds 32% of the US market, and a whopping 59% of the worldwide market. 

Nokia's success comes at the price of Samsung and HTC though. Samsung's US WP market share dropped from 36% to 26% in the first 7 months of 2012, and its worldwide share dropped from 23% to 13%. HTC has been hit the hardest though. HTC still holds the majority of the US WP market at 36%, but that is down from 54% in January, and worldwide HTC's share has dropped from 44% to just 21%. 



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33 Comments

1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 554; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Nokia Lumia pureview with WP8 will be a blast................

3. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

im not sure y u got those thunbs down.. :O

5. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Looks like your new in Phonearena?

24. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol...your ryt? just read your comment on the Pureview article

6. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

6 haters. Dislikes. Trolls.

11. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Because of some jealous fools who did that

14. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

me nither some drunk guys thumbing down every thing

26. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Lmfao.....

27. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Lol, don't mind the haters, i'm sure once windows phones reach their full potential, they're gonna present a serious competition to andi and ios. And tough competition would bring even higher-specd devices from all sides!

2. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

More like thumbs down will be a blast Lmao..... hahaha

4. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

HTC losing on all sides. tsk tsk.

7. abraham

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

Nokia is fighting back

8. abraham

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

Nokia will fight back..going to outshine sammytoy..( hope..more n more dislikes..errr)

9. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Yea in your dreams it will....! Here's 1 red from me!

12. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Are u the Troll police????? Lol

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol they already showned samsung cant stand againt nokia on common platform NOTE COMMON PLATFORM dont talk about android now nokia is not in android

10. dromon

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Nokia will never again be the dominant force they was, but they are not done for, not by a loooong shot. C'mon Nokia!

17. nghtwng68

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

I agree. The mobile market has gotten so competitive that every tech company out there is hopping aboard. Being a huge fan of Nokia (proud owner of a N8), they are a major power player in the mobile industry and going nowhere anytime time soon.

29. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

nghtwng68, my friend, i have some bad news for u...

32. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

said a guy with a lg phone...

18. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Oh I dunno... if apple has taught us anything, it's that companies that looked totally doomed can pull a phoenix and be really popular... ...and, oddly enough, both were helped by Microsoft to accomplish that goal.

13. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

and yet some guys think nokia cant beat samsung HTC on common platform

16. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

But Nokia can't. There classic days are gone! Its all about power. Specs. Features. Samsung. HTC. Sony. Apple. LG. And other's,. BBC and Nokia are gliding tumbling down! it's a fact.

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Go back to your village people dance. You're not contributing anything constructive

20. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Ur smart aswell as I am to no what you no that what I don't but do no. Vice versa. I am sharing my thoughts Village people dance..... looks like you need to come down to earth and face realism.

22. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

unbeleavable u guys dont even read whole comment and jump to reply readk the last word says COMMON PLATFORM know what does that mean it means same OS nokia vs Samsung and Wp7,8 is where both are using common platform i never said anything about android and the fame samsung got because of android i am syaing wrt wp comparision

21. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

First off- glad to see the usual"thumbs down gang" showed up on a WP post. Wouldn't be the same without you. Secondly, I still believe Nokia will be alive, profitable, and independent in the coming years. WP will be owned by them so long as they stay exclusive to it and MS will give them as much support as they need. Love my Focus S from Samsung, but I realize what Nokia brings. Looking ahead to the end of 2013, it will be fun to see where everything is with RIM and Microsoft both needing breakout hits.....

23. yatmiko

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

They are comparing the Windows phone, Android still dominate the play

25. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

Nokia STRIKES BACK!!! Good Goob nokia...but please dont abandon your shining glory symbian....

28. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

honestly people... symbian is an awesome OS... its justthat it was judge by the worlds standards... its not hardware hungry.... it dont require the latest of the latest... im just pointing that nokia should consider symbian again.. at least on low end smartphone... s40 is dead if android will go full force lo end!! the new s40 touch phones namely the asha 311 cost too much for its looks and OS... you can buy galaxy y/y duos or sony ericson xperia mini or motorola fire xt with a cheaper price, same screen (fire xt is 3.5 and its a winner there), and better screen quality!!!

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