Windows Phone gains marketshare in largest European markets

Windows Phone gains marketshare in largest European markets
With time passing by, the smartphone marketplace is becoming a two-horse race more and more, but Microsoft is committed to running for the third place, and in the third quarter of the year it managed to make some advances in Europe’s biggest markets - Germany, the United Kingdom, and France.

The share of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform nearly doubled in all three. In the UK, Windows Phone share almost tripled and stood at 12%, up from 4.5% in the preceding quarter. In France, WP accounted for 10.8% of the market, up from 5.6% and in Germany the growth was from 3.8% to 8.8%. These are all some impressive figures, so we should probably get ready to hear about Nokia’s best quarter thus far. The Finnish company is dominating Windows Phone sales.

In two European markets, Italy and Spain, Windows Phone could not gain much at all. Spain saw WP share grow from the marginal 2.1% to 2.2%, and in Italy there was actually a slide down from 10.3% to 9.5%.

Still, the momentum seems to be slowly picking up for Microsoft’s platform. We wonder whether this will still hold true in the Holiday quarter when the new iPhone and a ton of new Android devices become available...

Windows Phone gains marketshare in largest European markets

source: Kantar

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47 Comments

2. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

Soon the King ( Nokia ) will rise again and Demolish the Dictators ( Samsung ) , ( Apple )

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Seems there wont be any "Nokia" to rise.

8. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

Anything could happen , the sale of Nokia didn't go through yet because they are waiting for shareholders to approve it could go either ways

25. GoogleSafariFox

Posts: 100; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Nokia Fan boy ah? Lol. Millions of People nowadays doesn't care about Nokia since the Brand "Nokia" had Poor, Lame image for How many years. Even though they will copy some features from Samsung, or Apple nothing will happens regarding to their Sale Figures. Nokia, Enough. You did great before and that's it.

40. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Nobody innovates quite like Nokia. They'll be back. Mark my words...

44. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

What??? hahaha.... Nokia copy from Samsung and Apple? Nokia is always a step head of the other and always bring new tech that most of its competitor try to compete and copy.

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Correction in article, Not Windows Phone, Nokia gain market share in europe.

18. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Microkia

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nop, just Nokia and only Nokia.

36. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Well, moving forward it's Microsoft, and Nokias current team, who will be making WP into what it will be,, and that is the reality.. This is the reality.. And, it will be just fine.. Our favorite WP devices are going to have just a PARTIAL name change, and everything else will be business as usual.. I wouldn't doubt it if right now MS is developing a version of WP8 for the Asha line of phones.. If they are doing this can you imagine what this is going to do for WP Market Share in the next two years❔.. These guys that are saying WP is a failure are going to look even more stupid than they do now... I wouldn't be surprised to see Nokia unveil new Asha phones running a slimmed down version of WP8 later this month in Dubai....

15. Yes-Sir

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

First it has no apps and games! 2nd Nokia is dead! 3rd Wp was a totally a fail, which led Nokia to bankruptcy! That was so funny though, Nokia coming back? Never will

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

First, what service can you do on your phone that I can't on my 920❔ Second, Nokia is not going anywhere, just the devices division will be only renamed with everything else staying in place,, literally❕ And third, if WP was a total fail we wouldn't see storylines like this pretty much every day now.. Worldwide WP is only behind iOS by only 10%, and is catching up to the iPhone at a steady pace... Before long WP will surpass the iPhones worldwide market share... Nokia has made at least 15 devices worldwide for the 2013 model year... Apple simply will not be able to compete with this.. You really don't have a clue of what you're talking about..

21. Yes-Sir

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Lmao! Look see and and knowledge! windows mobile= failed, Rip. Wp7= failed, fragmentation, wp8 no apps and games, using 2 years old specs, behind tech, 4th Wp9 same! They have a long way to catch up! Even though 3rd it's still classed as fail!

26. GoogleSafariFox

Posts: 100; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Agreed to @Yes-Sir. Windows Mobile Phone= Failed and using 2 year old specs. Please Bored Nokia Fanboys. Accept the Truth.

33. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What device are you using❔

32. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You say it has no apps, so my question is that if this is such a big deal then what services do you use that I can't on my 920❔ Give me some examples❕ Give some examples of how WP is failing.. Using past projects that were not successful, and unrelated, holds no water, and is a terrible argument.. If you rate how good a product is by how popular it is then that's your problem... You can choose to buy a phone just because everyone else does, and that's fine, but others choose a platform based on their needs, and how much they like it, and WP has fulfilled that for a lot of us... Windows Mobile was definitely not a failed product. It served its time well for the time period it was in, and was one of the most widely spread smartphone platforms of its time.. Its time was simply done, and now it's time for something new... So, I guess you think Android gingerbread was a fail❔ Was iOS6 a fail because it has been replaced❔ Your perception of what is a failure, and what is not, is obviously misguided by your immaturity, and closed minded approach to make yourself feel better about your own platform... So, tell me what device you have, and how it's better in multiple areas than my my Lumia 920.. Back up your argument with facts❕... If you have never spent considerable time using WP then you have no clue what it has to offer.. Please, tell me what device you use everyday, and what apps that you use everyday that are missing from my 920... I'm ready❕

19. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

You talk like TROLL

23. Dastrix unregistered

Credo!! Lol, I was just going to say the same! Still, I love how haters just do nothing but hate with no constructive criticism or words of advice/suggestions whatsoever. And Yes-Sir, aside from being a hater, you're being a complete retard and in denial. You say WP is 3rd and it's still a fail. Get a life! Oops, nevermind, you fail at life! Don't you hate yourself for that? HATERS GONNA HATE!

24. GoogleSafariFox

Posts: 100; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

@LetsBeHonest, Agreed! 2009 until 2013 Nokia was DOWN. And now they are officially Buried. Looking at the Latest Windows Flagship Phones No innovation, worst their U.I is Uglier than any other platforms. And worst for Gaming and Downloading Apps. I wonder what would happen to Micro-Nokia next year. I think, Samsung, SONY, HTC, LG (Android OS) and Apple (iOS) will still battling for the BEST. While Nokia,oooow. Sadly. Ooops I don't want to continue. You know what I mean.

30. Dastrix unregistered

LOL!!! People like you make me laugh. You, sir just made my day by making an a** out of yourself. Thank you!

34. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

No innovation❔ Please explain how your current device is more innovative than my Lumia 920/925/928, or the 1020.. And, please explain how the upcoming 1520 is using two year old specs... You obviously haven't seen any of the innovation, or hardware specs, of any three of these devices.. Nobody cares about your subjective opinion about aesthetics, and if it were true WP wouldn't be having such an influence on others when it comes to design.. Remember, the Nokia Lumia 920 beat the iPhone5, and the GS3, for Engadgets 2012 SPOTY.. That says enough.. This is nowhere near fail.. http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/20/winners-2012-engadget-awards-readers-choice/

3. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

Its not really two horse race. Its dominated by android with iOS, WP are in distant second and third positions.

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Typical retarded PA comment....

35. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Actually, not really. 80% Android 20% everyone else. Amazing when you put opinions aside and just look at stats. Until Android starts slipping, market share is what it is.

4. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I would rather use Windows Phone than vomit induced iOS

16. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

WP is here to stay❕ Such a great user experience, and devices, these are... Anyone who disagrees with this obviously has spent considerably less time with a WP8 device than I have... Let's face it people.. WP is here to stay..

22. Yes-Sir

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

I'm waiting for Wp9! Should be blue days!

37. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I use WP, so I'm not waiting for Android 5.0, or iOS8.. I don't care for those platforms.. So, my question to you is that if you hate WP so much then why would you be waiting for WP9❔... Sounds like you're bored with your current platform...

27. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

It would be really nice to see WP rise and be a worldwide competitor in a big way. It certainly would make Apple(who needs to anyways)and Android manufacturers step their game up.

39. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

why? aren't you tired of microsoft dominance in pc world? why would you want locked down windoze on your phone i think there is already tight competition on android world no need for windoze

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