Windows Phone outselling iPhone in seven markets already

Windows Phone outselling iPhone in seven markets already
Windows Phone might be a promising platform with great looks and plenty of fluidity, but sadly with no official sales figures it’s hard to know whether it’s catching up or not. Now, Microsoft’s corporate communications VP Frank Shaw unveiled parts of the mystery but not the whole mystery.

“Windows Phone has reached 10 percent market share in a number of countries, and according to IDC’s latest report, has shipped more than Blackberry in 26 markets and more than iPhone in seven.”

The 10% market share - in case you were wondering - was one of the milestones Microsoft has long been waiting to achieve to signify a breakthrough in its attempts to build the third ecosystem. Sadly, Shaw leaves it up to the imagination to know what exact countries were those 10% in - are they in large developed markets, or in tinier emerging markets. Whatever the case, it’s hard to draw any conclusions out of that. We can only say that Microsoft is slowly but surely raising its market presence.

Of course, Microsoft’s corporate communications VP did not pass on the opportunity to throw a punch at Google for its annual “spring cleaning” that this time killed a high-profile product like Google Reader.

source: TechNet



1. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

From where did you got these news phone arena?! some time i feel that your news just fake.

5. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

im not an iphone fan. i love android. but there is no way that windows phone superpass the iphone because it has no apps

6. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

this is a mistry since iphone is 700$++ where no contract is offered while wp8 can comes cheaper then that so its possible to pass iPhone share in non premium markets apps dont matter when price is more the issue if u get contract phone its easy but a retail isnt eaisy

45. yero789 unregistered

Oh come on,,,I've had a Sony Xperia S as my first Android handset,and I never even used the 1% of what Google Play Store has.I mean,I installed a couple of games,and that's all :D I don't need anything else,I can listen to music and use the camera,that's enough for me,especially when I have a laptop which is always with me :D SO apps aren't problem,their number will grow by the time!

47. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

O_o so what was I saying apps dont always count especially i took the point when price is the factor

55. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Android can be had for 100 bucks without contract :D

56. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

so the article is read as iPhone where is Android coming from the lagy world of low end android is no match for low end wp8 and the big heavy apps dont run on low end android i guess :P

71. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Argentina, India, Poland, Russia, South Africa, and Ukraine — along with a smaller group of countries (including Croatia) that falls under the banner of "rest of central and eastern Europe."

13. rocker_570

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

I am using it i dont have problem with app u all just listen frm any one and take judgement wow....:|


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

No apps like you nee a few million apps....NOOB

18. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

so what i dont need all those apps... im pretty fine with the core apps.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well that's you, millions out their are eagerly awaiting for those Apps and Games!

67. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

yes thats me!. what do i care bout the other millions? i buy the phone for myself? GAMES? some casual games is also enough for me... im not a kid anymore... and if i play games i do it on the PC easy GG WP. why should i spend 300 euros extra on an iphoney? why should i buy a FULL HD quadcore android, when batterylife sux. troll plz put on ur Indian trollface picture on


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And no "GAMES"

48. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

what about 100k ad blocker and 100k torch apps in android do u count them all seperate since i count them all as 1 app

21. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

If u think the sheer number of apps alone determine which platform consumers go for, you are wrong, Many people i know go for iPhone or Android because it is easy to jailbreak it to run cracked apps, and refuse to pay for apps (Malaysian culture); this is near impossible on Windows Phone and BB.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

At the rate Android is going, I think everone is going to play third or fourth fiddler to them, like BB. MS might be out of their league in the cellphone market, give a Highend WP device! Who knows Apple might decline? Missing those big apps and those big games along with missing features consumers are having long thought and reps at shops don't reccomend WP! No one would believe this news WP8 taking over Apple iPhone! But it's picking up very very slowly! Lets wait and see in 2013 Q3.

24. windroid unregistered

I'm waiting solely for Q1 2013, and I think a lot of people will be amazed. Regarding the apps, I'm so satisfied with the 700.000 apps I have installed on my android tablet in my 5 terabytes memory card. Seriously... I have about 5 apps installed in my tablet that I use in a daily basis, and about some 20 I opened once and only once. At this moment, WP has all the important apps missing two or three major apps that will appear in short term.

27. Aeires unregistered

Actually, it is possible. If you look at each country as being a market, and factor in how many countries there are, it's completely possible that MS is selling more phones than Apple in 7 countries. Not everyone can afford iPhones, which is exactly why Apple is rumored to be making a cheaper model.

30. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I have to agree with everyone else. I have used a total of about 280 Android apps since 2010. Thats across 5 different Android phones. Some are Google, some came with the phones. 1,000,000 apps isnt all that big a deal. Every WP user that uses Office alot dont really long as they can get their work done.

34. jeevan28111992

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Who are you man??? Android Fan boy???

8. DKJnr

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Read the article clearly - all your doubts will be eased!!! Don't skim through then comment as a well informed person.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

A lot of dislikers and haters in here,,,,! Where is ChaoticRazor and UrbanPhantom and PAPASS,,,,?

59. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

English lessons recommended

70. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

Here are the countries Windows Phone is beating Apple to the punch. As reported by The New York Times: Argentina • India • Poland • Russia • South Africa • Ukraine • Croatia and other central/eastern European countries (all listed together) More fake news for you.

2. mydi.maus unregistered

poor iphone..

3. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

and this is where it starts to pay off i reckon the countries are probably gonna be based in europe

4. 110410

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

The Dagger! Apple's losing this game

19. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

nokia should release 520&720 as soon as possible and bring us a high end 41mp pureview to every market then see the results.................:)

7. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

nokia = windows phone ! without nokia .. windows phone = nothing !

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