Windows Mobile triumphant over Apple during Q4

Windows Mobile triumphant over Apple during Q4
Steve Ballmer from Microsoft announced in a recent earnings call that 5 million Windows Mobile units were sold in Q4 2008. The larger part of the news is that they beat out Apple which sold 4.4 million iPhones during the same period. Obviously this is a small victory for Microsoft because they came out on top during the key important holiday season. Although the Windows Mobile platform is available on more devices than the Cuppertino device, Microsoft did gain little bit of market share. Some may argue that the iPhone is at its popularity height, but consumers are limited to a few devices to pick from that are powered by the mobile Apple OS. We've seen numerous alterations of the Windows Mobile platform which provides each user a sense of personalization. It's only going to get a little bit more crowded this year with yet another platform soon to be released.

source: wmpoweruser

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3 Comments

1. westbank504

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 23, 2009

i guess that says a lot about the iPhone and it popularity........considering that Windows Mobile has more phones on its OS, the iPhone is the heavy hitter of the phone world now as much as i hate saying that

2. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

seems like its 1vs 1000, with so many phones running on wm... iphone is the standard that many shoot for. how many "iphone" killers are there? dont like apple, period. really like my omnia, but the iphone is really what manufactures try to emulate.

3. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Right on. As much as I like my Omnia, Windows Media Player Mobile is archaic and barely functional. The rest of the Omnia is designed to work largely by finger swipes and touches, and the media player nearly mandates the stylus or mouse. MS needs to get in gear and start producing media playback abilities that come from the 21st century.

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