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Windows Phone makes gains against Android and iOS at BlackBerry’s expense

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Apr 2013, 20:28

Perhaps it is no surprise that just after we learn of a report showing that Windows captured 7.5% of the...

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posted on 26 Apr 2013, 20:30 34

1. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

Awesome, but there's a big gap between Windows and Apple/Android.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 00:55 1

22. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Wait another two years, and you won't be bragging...

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 01:22 20

24. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

That didn't sound like bragging. He was clearly just stating a fact.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 01:27 9

25. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

dont be rude to the honest guy :\ while fact is all OS market share has fluctuated only 2-5% max and this is how is always works

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 02:05 9

26. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

The growth of WP8 market-share is not a mere fluctuation, but you'll find that out later after it digs it's claws into both Android and iOS, and takes them down a notch. Wait and see what's comin' round ;o)

It may take a few years, but Microsoft always plays the long game, and usually wins too...

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 03:16

31. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

i meant exaclty that what u said by fluctuations my bad, wrong word i guess

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 14:26 2

49. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

The old WM never went above 25%, and most of that was due to palm giving up and going WM with the Treo 700w.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 05:33 2

35. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

Sorry? I'm just a bigger fan of WP as you! As G2 said ... i'm stating a clear fact. Hopefully in 2 years we will be bragging about WP ;D

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 12:22

48. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Fair enough - we'll let this matter go - but don't let me see you with that ugly iPhone in your hand again ;o)

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 05:08

56. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

"Quick, i'm getting heaps of dislikes, lets quickly make a bad joke against apple ... ill sure get likes then." - UrbanPhantom, 2013.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 16:54

51. Aeires (unregistered)

Same thing they said when WP was first introduced. And how long ago was that?

WP will increase, but it'll take Herculean efforts to pass either iOS or Android. It certainly won't drive either of them out of business.

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 00:06

53. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

WP8 with the NT kernal was introduced about six months ago, and now commands nearly six percent of the global smartphone market. I could care a less what existed before this version of the OS; WP8 didn't evolve from Windows CE/Mobile code, which makes it different in virtually every respect except the name...

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 04:47 1

55. KennethP4V (Posts: 33; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

but windows phone 8 is after all a successor of the windows phone line. if you say windows phone 8 with NT out 6 months and therefore, WP is only 6 months old then that's the most brain washed argument. Then droidfan can all say Android Jellybean is just different from every other android, and it's only been around 1 yr and it's the most dominant. iOS 6 is out a few months ago as well, and it's the 2nd most dominant. So what's so special about WP 8 being out 6 months ago and having only 7% of the market share?

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 15:38

57. Aeires (unregistered)

First WP7, then WP7.5, now WP8. I'm not talking about WinMobile. Same arguments are being presented now about WP8 that were said about WP7 and we're still waiting for them to come true. While I do believe WP will increase due to better handsets, like I originally said, it's not going to be the dominant mobile OS, at least for a very long time, if at all.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 11:04

42. Dastrix (unregistered)

Microsoft and Nokia are about to rumble!

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 20:31 17

2. papss (unregistered)

Not bad considering.. While not huge it is a good jump up securing 3rd pretty handily

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 21:25 11

11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

The real story here is the extent to which BB is cratering. At this rate of decline, BB will be reduced to rounding error. Probably by end of 2013.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 01:07

23. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Hahaha.. That's a little mean.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 02:35

29. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Cratering, yes, because it was offering 1-2 year old products in a segment where users expected new products launches measured in months.

Will the B10's save BB? Who knows, but I expect the products to deflect the needle.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 20:46 19

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

WP should really overtake iOS. I mean seriously, if Apple is just going to stick with the same basic UI and not bring anything new with iOS 7, they should just get out of the industry. Or they should stick with budget devices that are meant for first time smartphone users and are just the stepping stone to getting a more advanced smartphone; like a WP, Android, or BB10 device.

I'm not trying to troll or anything, really, but at this point iOS is just wasted space in the smartphone market. They have nothing worth offering that other OS's don't already have, except maybe an easy to use UI (but I don't really think WP, Android, or BB10 are complicated either), which is why they should move to budget phones for first time smartphone buyers or just remove themselves altogether.

Good on WP for gaining momentum, let's hope Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Blackberry make this a productive and competitive year for mobile OS; if not, get rid of the weakest link.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 21:11 13

8. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 169; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

I agree, iOS is more of a first-time smartphone OS. WP is simple as well but at least offers something new. Apple should really spice up their software, though recent talks suggest they do have something of the kind in the works.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 21:11 6

9. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

Actually, this is the dumbest post ever. You suggested that Apple should get out of the industry. Smh, do you have any idea what that would do to the mobile industry? What an uneducated post.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 21:25 11

12. willard12 (unregistered)

It would absolutely kill the legal industry.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 21:47 7

14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Well, me saying for them to get out of it was a bit extreme, but really, what are they offering that other operating systems don't? Please, tell me, what would it do to the mobile industry if they transitioned to entry level devices? If Apple moves to entry level territory but kept all their services that support the iPhone, what would change exactly?

People would move away from the iPhone gradually over the course of 2 or 3 years, after the iPhone 5 gets old and people start to get upgrades again. Apple's market share would be distributed among Android, WP, and BB10, but they would still keep a margin of it for the first time smartphone users. Is that a bad thing? No, not at all.

What is there to lose if Apple got out of the high end competition? Nothing, because they haven't offered anything useful to it for a couple years now.

Do you think with less competition the industry would slow down in progress? That's not really a problem, there's still plenty of competition, Android OEMs mainly compete between themselves aside from Samsung who directly targets Apple. WP and BB will obviously still compete, because they still have very little market share and need to compete in order to survive (especially BB).

All Apple is doing is pushing other manufacturers to make more ads, not make better products. BB and WP are going to compete regardless if Apple is there or not, and (most) Android manufacturers already offer much more than Apple does, even with their mid ranged handsets.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 21:50 13

16. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

I have a feeling this is Apple last year of the "same old same old", something new is stirring around in Apple, and it's much needed.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 21:58 3

18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I certainly hope so. I personally don't even care if they keep the same design and screen size as the iPhone 5, as long as there is completely new software and there is hardware to support it, I will be satisfied.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 11:36

46. Red-Pain (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

well said !

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 20:53 2

4. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

Day by day. Step by step. Until they release a phablet, which should open up more of the market for them.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 20:55 8

5. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


posted on 26 Apr 2013, 20:58 3

6. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)

LOL BB10 fail.
I actually like BB7 still considering the prices that aren't bad. xD

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