Windows Phone is the number two OS in Latin America

Windows Phone is the number two OS in Latin America
On Thursday, Microsoft made note of the fact that the latest report from IDC shows that in Latin America, Windows Phone is the second most used mobile OS in the region. For Microsoft and Nokia, this is confirmation that they have been on the right track in some markets by using a combination of low prices and plenty of features on phones like the sizzling hot Nokia Lumia 520.

Last year, Windows Phone was in fourth place in Latin America, but has grown sharply over the last year. On a sequential basis, the platform grew 12% from the first quarter. The Nokia Lumia 520 has become the best selling Windows Phone model and in emerging markets this one device is being lauded for contributing to the strong growth of Microsoft's mobile OS in the area. The Redmond based company mentioned Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru as countries where Windows Phone is showing outstanding growth.

Nokia has been using a two pronged strategy depending on the region. In emerging markets like Latin America, the Finnish based manufacturer has been concentrating on offering low-end models priced accordingly, but with enough features to attract buyers looking for more than just a cheap handset. In the U.S. and other developed markets, Nokia has been using phones like the Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 925, Nokia Lumia 928 and Nokia Lumia 1020 to focus (no pun intended) on the line's ability to take great pictures in low-light conditions. 

source: Microsoft via TechCrunch

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55 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Pay and go phones? More of a win for Nokia then MS.

9. HansGoneInsane unregistered

No doubt that Nokia has a great design philosophy, coming close to Apple's one. But actually I like WP8 a lot. I think that MS really has contributed its share to this success as well. If I didn't have a Mac, I would definitely consider to switch to WP8. But iOS is just too well connected with Mac OS X.

23. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

u can say bigger ipod nano.............. lol

2. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

All thanks to Nokia !!!!!!!!!! Love youuuuuuuuu

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

All hail King.

10. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I love Nokia, to be honest ...

14. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Samsung Android Ftw™®© is the king! Where did, when did Nokia become a king. How funny!

21. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Nokia was King before Samsung. Do some research and you want have to ask Where or When.

34. Twashbush

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 08, 2011

Motorola was king before any of them! and to me they are currently making the best phones on the market.

35. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

MOTOROLA? Nokia is dead to US market (but is trying to make a comeback) Motorola is dead to EU market (havent tried for the last 10 years)

36. Fernandezxc

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

HaHa!! TROLL you just happened find the post concerning nokia to 'troll'

40. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Samsung is king of plastic, Nokia is king of build quality

49. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Right now I think the reality is just that Samsung is king period. They are kicking everyone else up and down the charts, whether that's market share, profits, mind share, the list can go on. And don't think I'm some Samsung troll trying to rile people up. I don' t even own a Samsung phone any more. I have an HTC One, Asus Fonepad and HP Touchpad.

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Then what I'm here for? Dude. I love Nokia too.

32. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

i makes more of a sense that iphone and blackberry are considered really expensive phones there in 2nd and 3rd world...people rarely buy them...then android floooded with low end phones and became no.1...Nokia is using the same strategy and its working(even i Pakistan only 5%ppl buy an iphone because of its price, limtations of itunes and app store)....im so happy for them :)

3. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Nokia still has the most sold phone of all time, they know how to make this happen.

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

By selling budget phones ™

25. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

and troll keeps on trolling and getting cash from Sammy.. All Hail King Troll.

26. zennacko unregistered

Samsung has some(think 5 models or more) cheapo phones with Bada or (old, heavily outdated) Android, but they still fall behind Nokia. Next argument? :P

41. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

They are surviving in Indian market more on Asha and Bipasha phones.

4. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Wp8 Goodnews Goodnews all from nokia ;)

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

It has no where to go but UP. Good job.

6. Jehovah

Posts: 69; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

Ok, now would you guys please bring the 1020 to Brazil??? (And the 925)?

11. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Jehovah? Are you a Jehova's witness? :)

20. Jehovah

Posts: 69; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

No... It is my name. So is the name of my father and grandfather...

22. mattmasi303

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

i think he was joking but it is funny

24. Jehovah

Posts: 69; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

I am not... =) The curious thing is that I have two friends at work named Mary and Jesus... We catholic nations... =)

42. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Neat! I know Brazil is a big country, but did you make it to Rio to see Pope Francis at World Youth Day?

54. Jehovah

Posts: 69; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

No... I wasn´t able, but I have already had the great satisfaction of being present during a visit of the remarkble John Paul II. =)

39. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Oh okay, i was just wondering, not kidding, beautiful name !

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