Verizon’s Nokia Lumia 822 outselling AT&T’s Lumia 920?

Verizon’s Nokia Lumia 822 outselling AT&T’s Lumia 920?
AdDuplex released a report based on data gathered from Windows Phone applications that use the AdDuplex SDK.

AdDuplex is an advertising platform that some developers build into their apps so they can offer them for free, but get some revenue support through advertisements. Many developers also choose this path because it can enable a steady stream of financial support whereas a purchased app will commonly be a single financial hit.

To that end however, AdDuplex gathered data from about 389 Windows Phone applications and it drew a very interesting picture of not just devices involved, but in the growth of Windows Phone 8 around the world. One of the most surprising pieces of information in the report was the by-device market share in the US.

The Nokia Lumia 822 has a bigger slice of the pie than the flagship Lumia 920, despite Verizon having a smaller overall share of the Windows Phone marketshare (not surprising). The Windows Phone 8X by HTC has a solid showing in third place overall. Windows Phone 7 devices still have a strong hold in the UK, where the Lumia 800 hold a commanding portion of the market. By country, the US is only slightly ahead in overall share, as the distribution across the major markets is fairly even across the top five markets overall, US, India, China, Mexico and Italy.

This proves that most people do no typically leave their carrier solely to acquire a device, and if that continues, imagine what Verizon’s share of Windows Phone will look like if the rumored Nokia flagship makes an appearance.

source: WPCentral



1. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

My wife has the Lumia 822 :-D

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

"Free" is appealing to more people than paying $100 or better, so this is not a huge suprise to me.


Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

More like scared, what's WP..... Ask the public.


Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Who cares.....

5. Sterijoana

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

Everyone who reads the article and bothers to post?

6. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I'll don't get why the Android zealots come and b*tch about WP. If it doesn't matter, then why are they even here? FEAR ;o)


Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

What fear... You know the truth, to Troll, hate, bash.

8. stewie

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I think it's because a lot of regular users don't care about the better camera and built-in wireless charging that come with the price of being bigger and heavier, let alone the extra cost. The size of the 820/822 is probably more appealing to most people, especially with more choices of changeable covers. Personally, I got and prefer the 920 because I wanted the better camera of the two. The wireless charging isn't that useful for me though, since I live and work in few different places, it just doesn't make sense to get a wireless charger for every place. IMO wireless charging is still in its early forms. Until we can actually charge from a further distance, I don't find it too meaningful.

9. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Charge from a further distance? Okay, go stand in front of a microwave radio tower, and see if it helps power the phone ;o) Seriously though, I like QI wireless charging. My wife and I both have 920's, and the phone is great. The photos are good, and the device itself is both solid and robust. However, the 820 looks fine too, and it also has an sd-slot for adding additional memory cards. Regardless of what other people think about WP8, Nokia makes great mobile devices. The quality of their hardware is second to none, and it's always good value for the money...

11. stewie

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Well, that was just my wishful thinking. xD I guess when there are more QI hotspots in my area, then it would be a good feature to have. I agree about WP8, even WP7.5 I had no problem with it.

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it kind of makes sense. the WP crowd on AT&T that favors Nokia is split in between having the Lumia 800 & 900 whereas on Verizon the 822 is the first and only Nokia WP device, in fact it's the first Nokia device in a long time period. o:

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

*900 & 920

12. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

That's because every other phone on vzw is s**t.. Att you have several decent phones to chose from.

13. SkurtMcGurt

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Probably the dumbest comment I've ever seen on PA

21. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

What's so dumb about it all they got are the note 2, s3, a butchered htc with no sd card slot or would of been great. and a outdated before it was released motorola and no high end device in sight! I got the s3 and absolutely can't stand it and they have yet to release e a phone worth getting

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this always happens. around the holidays when Verizon chooses to make most of their major releases everybody is like "why does Verizon always get all the best stuff?" and then CES and MWC pass on by everybody changes tune because AT&T and the other carriers finally catch up and make a few big announcements of their own and start dissing Verizon's line-up. just what does AT&T have over Verizon anyway? yeah, they have the Lumia 920 but Verizon has had a 1080p, S4 Pro powered phone for nearly as long as AT&T has had the 920 and Verizon also has the impressively designed Razr M and the Razr MAXX HD with it's insane battery life. i think Verizon customers have had fine choices.

14. KingShango

Posts: 89; Member since: May 16, 2012

What might be overlooked in all this is that those Verizon 822 users probably left another platform (iOS, Android or BB) to get WP8. Verizon had virtually no WP7 phones (I can only think of the Trophy) and now the 822 has 21% of US marketshare!? Either all those users are new Verizon customers or they left other platfoms. Personally I left android for the 8X on Verizon and couldn't be happier.

28. morghul

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Can you say....Micro ds Card slot? (Notice the trend in high level phones not having this) Im thinking thats the direction they are headed in, and its a shame.... (Good example is the Droid DNA and Butterfly (same phone but Japanese model Butterfly has sd slot and sells much better) ) Despite what some engineers think, not everyone has 4g or cloud, or can afford it or them, especially with networds getting rid of unlimited data. Also, you wont always have access to wifi.... anyway, just my two cents.

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