Windows Phone outselling iPhone in seven markets already
posted by Victor H. / Mar 27, 2013, 5:10 AM
“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.
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From where did you got these news phone arena?! some time i feel that your news just fake.
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 5:13 AM 3
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im not an iphone fan. i love android. but there is no way that windows phone superpass the iphone because it has no apps
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 5:26 AM 3
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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
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 5:33 AM 17
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!
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 9:11 AM 9
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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."http://www.theverge.com/2013/3
posted on Mar 28, 2013, 1:33 PM 0
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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
posted on Mar 28, 2013, 2:13 AM 1
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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.
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 7:03 AM 4
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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.
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 7:05 AM 0
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.
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 7:16 AM 9
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.
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 7:46 AM 5
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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 care....as long as they can get their work done.
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 7:54 AM 6
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A lot of dislikers and haters in here,,,,! Where is ChaoticRazor and UrbanPhantom and PAPASS,,,,?
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 8:13 AM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 28, 2013, 12:25 PM 1
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The Dagger! Apple's losing this game
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 5:22 AM 22
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