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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, 21:49 7

15. Hemlocke (unregistered)

They are still releasing the Z10 in countries, and now the Q10. Their roadmap is ambitious, and if you liked BB7, you should really try BB10. The apps aren't there yet, but the software is slick and powerful, and it will be especially so when they jump to better hardware later this year.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 07:37 2

38. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

so, the same story as WP but with less appeal and one flailing OEM?

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 11:06 1

43. Dastrix (unregistered)

For the record, ambitious is not synonymous with successful.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 21:19

10. reten (Posts: 43; Member since: 03 Apr 2013)

Finally a winner will take em all

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 21:38 2

13. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

If ios doesn't bring anything new to the table, i think their market share will drop to 20% as the hardcore iphone lover will run out of their patience for something new.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 21:52 7

17. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Congratulations to M$. They're putting up a good fight.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 22:17 16

19. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Wow! That's surprising! So, now is Microsoft's Windows Phone turn to fight back!

(sigh) BlackBerry, keep it up, I don't want to see any "RIP RIM", "RIP BB". Good luck BB!

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 22:22 1

20. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Wait a min....if iOS dropped some too, wouldnt it be at the expense of iOS too? Or are we to assume its impossible to think iOS could lose market share to WP?

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 00:31 2

21. Muzhhur (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

1 year OS vs 6 years OS not bad but not enough, I recently switch from iPhone 4s to Lumia 920, Now I know what can real Smartphone can do

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 02:18 11

27. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)

Windows is only succeding beacuse of Lumia series. Not beacuse of ATIV and HTC 8* series. HAIL NOKIA!

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 02:41 2

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

You got that right - WP8 is basically Lumia, with HTC and Samsung putting little effort into promoting the platform. Samsung has another agenda, which entails promoting their own Tizen OS, and so I don't expect much from them. HTC might release something new for WP8 soon to replace the 8X, but if not then Nokia will simply burn up the runway and keep this growing market segment to themselves only...

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 11:11

44. Dastrix (unregistered)

Agreed! I can clearly see why Nokia stands behind WP. Besides, WP = Lumia! As for HTC, I'm quite confused. I don't really know where it stands. Most people do not walk into a store and ask for an Android other than Samsung. It's also not like HTC is the face of WP, as opposed to Nokia.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 02:26 2

28. longtian (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Apr 2013)

Who do user experience well, who will win the market first.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 03:57 8

32. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

WP is so well designed! I love it! It deserves this!

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 16:24 3

50. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

wait one more year u will see huge difference in WP.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 07:26 3

36. aco96 (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

My mum has Nokia Lumia 900. It's an amazing phone. I can't believe that single core with WP 7.8 is as fast as Quad-core with Jelly Bean. Her previous phone was Optimus 2X. Lumia kicks it's ass :)
And one more thing - Windows Phone HAS many great and useful apps and games :)

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 09:09

39. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

Good to hear. I'll probably get an Android with my upgrade, but I'll always consider WP. I use one almost daily and I'll say the amount of apps (especially popular ones) has risen a good amount in the last months. I'd say by year end, they should have most of the big apps in order to attract more market share.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 09:22 1

40. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

What phone arena fails to point out is that Android actually lost market share last month (March). More importantly, it was at the expense of android:


I've seen a lot of bias reporting, but this definitely takes the cake

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 17:03 1

52. Aeires (unregistered)

This report is about the entire quarter, your link shows each month so it's not bias. If you look at Android for the entire quarter, the average is up so it's how you interpret the data.

The two things clear from the link is iOS is down and WP is up. The rest are about the same.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 10:32

41. jericalvarez (Posts: 7; Member since: 27 Apr 2013)

Microsoft Windows OS has a market share of 80%
Microsoft Windows Phone OS has a market share of 5.6%

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 11:45 1

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

Windows around from 1983 when GUI was build back then
WindowsPhone8 is around from november 2012

While Windowsphone7 was in 2011 but wp8 is totally different stroy although with same UI

how can u judge the Market sahre of 30 years old OS with 6 months old one

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 11:22 1

45. RaniDigital (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Apr 2013)

At the pricing that these companies charge for phones there is more than enough room for 4 successful platforms.

Windows Phone has long since held back by primiarly only being available on AT&T. I think more than anything is we're seeing the result of having Verizon carrying and supporting Windows Phones now. T-Mobile tends to only get the mid-range phones and they do reasonably well selling them. Sprint is due to get a couple WP8 devices in the next month or two. That should result in another 1% increase alone by default.

Nokia should have pushed to get the 510 on all major and minor carriers around the world. It is priced really cheap, offers amazing value too.

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 02:43

54. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 217; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)

The Nokia Lumia 520 is sold out in most stores in India and China. Nokia as of now is not able to meet the unexpected demand this phone has generated. The Lumia 720 doesn't seem to be generating that much enthusiasm.

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