Windows Phone grabs double digit market share in some European countries
Windows Phone's momentum in Europe comes from the company's strength in the low to mid-range sector with the Nokia Lumia 520. We've already addressed the success that Nokia has been having with this particular low-priced model. The company is also hitting on all cylinders with the 16 to 24 year old and the 35 to 49 year old smartphone users. Meanwhile, BlackBerry's problems continue. Across the top 5 European countries (Great Britain, France, German, Italy and Spain), the Canadian OEM has a 2.4% share which drops to an irrelevant 1.8% in the U.S.market.
In the U.S., even before the release of the new Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c, the Cupertino based tech titan was beginning to pick up market share. In the country, Apple now owns a 39.3% slice of the stateside smartphone pie. Speaking of Apple, iOS and Android are neck and neck in Japan, with only 1.2 percentage points separating the 48.6% of the region's smartphone market controlled by iOS and the 47.4% belonging to Android. With NTT DoCoMo carrying the iPhone for the first time, iOS might be able to gain some space between itself and its top rival.
source: Kantar via Engadget