Windows Phone overtook BlackBerry for number three mobile OS in 4th quarter 2012
posted by Maxwell R. / Feb 06, 2013, 1:02 AM
Now with BlackBerry 10 unleashed, the stage is set to see how the market will shake out for the rest of 2013. We will see those reports come from Europe and Canada first, only because BlackBerry’s Z10 will not be available in the United States until the latter part of March (at the earliest apparently). While Canada seems like it would be a slam-dunk for BlackBerry, we would not guess that success is guaranteed.
We are not going to draw on any official data here, but simply point out that Microsoft’s head start in time for the holiday shopping season, and solid hardware offerings from the manufacturers may pose a significant challenge to BlackBerry. That said, the reported strong start for the BlackBerry Z10 is an encouraging sign for the “inventor” of the smartphone.
The report also points out that for the first time, Android lost market share in annualized terms. You know what that means right? 2013 is going to be a great year for wireless. We have the big players all in the game again, plus we will see Sailfish make a debut this year.
Does this mean we will see massive shifts in the market this year? No, but it will indicate how people receive alternatives to the two gorillas in the room, iOS and Android. The “pie” is getting bigger, but also getting saturated, so the challenge to the manufacturers and software platforms is to change how people eat their pie.
sources: Strategy Analytics via WPCentral and BGR
I agree wp surpass bb, but wpcentral post a misleading article... A picture of lumia920 and z10? Lol bb10 just started of course lumia920 will surpass it... what a mess, it should be wp7+wp8 > bb7 ... Not L920 > bbz10...
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 1:22 AM 2
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Not to get to excited and keeping there hopes high, Nokia users will be merging to more open source, due to Symbian was unrestricted! WP8 will tumble, and this will be good news for Android and iOS fans, users.
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 1:24 AM 0
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lol i find ur comment Effing hilarious all because people are crying same crap over last 2 years "win is crap it will fail its closed os it will fail" and more bla bla bla and again more bla bla bla but infact we only saw the raise of wp7 >>> wp8 users its not dropping down so get a life and stop telling whats not happening at the moment
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 4:42 AM 1
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Of course Microsoft took over third place: was there ever any doubt? It will eventually take over first place, in about five to ten years...
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 1:35 AM 14
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Yea more like it will be bankrupt, RIP.
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 1:43 AM 0
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Isn't this obvious?
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 1:57 AM 15
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BB's big server advantages from the past have not completely translated over to the present and have opened the door to competing services and technologies to be adopted by the corporate community in general. Apple and Android being the obvious entrants, but also MSFT with its deeply integrated and capable host of corporate products & services. Coupled with BYOD cost cutting policies, BB needs a consumer hit to remain viable, even in the corporate martket, going forward. Given its CASH arsenal, BB is way outgunned...even with a very nice OS (which "borrows" a lot from Nokia's Meego, by the way)
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 3:01 AM 0
No worries! This is a temporary condition.
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 5:00 PM 1
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According to another article....all this stuff Strategy Analytics posted is wrong: http://www.phonearena.com/news
Someone is wrong. My money is on comScore being right.
posted on Feb 06, 2013, 8:23 PM 0
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Windows Phone needs to get its shinola together regarding XBOX games and videos for WP8. The former is releasing new titles at a snail's pace and the latter is non-existant. Even Blackberry has a video store now.
posted on Feb 07, 2013, 7:34 PM 0
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