Windows Phone sells 6 times faster than overall smartphone market

Windows Phone sells 6 times faster than overall smartphone market
Windows Phone devices are selling 6 times faster than the average rate of the overall smartphone market, according to Microsoft.

The company finally had some good news to share about Windows Phone picking up steam. Now, Microsoft’s Windows Phone is firmly the third ecosystem, Windows marketing head Tami Weller said at the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference.

In June, we have already heard the same story about the third ecosystem from Larry Lieberman, a senior Windows Phone product manager.

Now, Weller stressed how important devices like the Nokia Lumia 925 and Lumia 928 are and that developers should not hesitate to code for the platform. We are soon expecting to see Nokia report its quarterly results where that growth in Windows Phone sales should finally start to show.

Let’s not forget that in just two days, Nokia will unveil the hugely important, possibly revolutionary cameraphone, the Nokia Lumia 1020 with a 41-megapixel snapper. We’ll cover it all as it happens, so stay tuned.

source: NeoWin

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92 Comments

85. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Because of Nokia, the WPs are selling this much faster.

79. morecrap

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Why Nokia's Windows phones are better than many Android devices out there: 1. Better build quality: Let's face it. Samsung/ LG/ Sony/ etc. build quality sucks! Only HTC One was with very good build quality. When you hold a Lumia, you feel that you have spent money on the device. It doesn't feel like Tupperware. 2. Great for work: Pre-loaded with a working MS Office app. Supports almost all enterprise email protocols. 3. Low-spec requirement: A modest dual core phone is pretty decent. 4. Text clarity: Much better readability than any Android device. 5. Simple and straightforward: I bought one (Lumia 720) for my 80 year old grandpa and he finds it simpler to use than even iOS. He was using an Android phone before this but he prefers this because of the interface. He tells me than there aren't any accidental taps at all now. 6. Superb touch response: The touch response on these phones is simply fantastic. As good as the iPhone for that matter! 7. Best looker: Insignificant yet true. Most people who are criticising WP8 have probably never used it. Once you do use it, you will realise how it's a pleasure to use, though personally, I'm not using it. My grandpa really loves it though :-)

95. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I can also say most criticizing Android have probably never used it. My kids mother is very non techy and she is firmly in Android land. She used BB, an iPhone. MS Office app is nice. But the wait for it to come to other platforms...many have already used alternatives for many, many years and have adapted, moved on. But that is a plus for WP. But...MS Office is coming to Android and iOS soon. You can re-size the text on Android devices.... Build quality.....you mention one WP device...Nokia. You name alot of Android ones but didnt mention Motorola. :-)

65. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Where's LUMIA 420 ... because all these ASHA and BIPASHA phones would be history soon.

62. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

MSFT strongly believes in one thing: Self consolation is best consolation.

60. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

windows phones sucks each device is identical to others no matter who produces it!!!!!!!!

43. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Microsoft stop make false statement. Popularity is pretty weak to be best seller.

17. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Still never meet anyone who owns a windows phone

19. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lives in the dark age and crys why

21. lovefist unregistered

i got one, a lumia 800 and I already sold it for $150 where I live. people were looking at it like it's a new phone lol. nobody cares for wp in asia and middle east, so sad.

28. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm not surprised though. WP8 was a lot better received than 7.x. I know one person with a Lumia (900) and she wishes it could run 8.

29. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I think MS did deceive the buyers of Nokia 710, 800 en 900's. These phones got less support than the average Android phone..

55. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

cant say about 800 or 710 but owners of 900 yeah they got jacked 800 came a year ago before wp8 but 900 was 3 months before wp8 launch which really was a bummer

33. Dastrix unregistered

That awkward moment when you just realize you're socially awkward... That's the first sign, my friend.. Get out of your cave! xD

46. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Very harsh....your the one who has spent the most time on the computer to post these worthless comments....

82. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

try hanging out with smarter people...

96. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Same here. I work in a govt building, use public transportation alot. I only see Android and iPhones. Where are all these WP users? Do they have them isolated on an island somewhere? j/k but seriously... WP has been out since Nov 2010...its almost Nov 2013...launched on more phones than Android, WP was more further along a better experience than Android 1.x...yet here we are.... Its going on 3 years WP fans....at some point you just have to concede and say...it is what it is.....

15. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The windows 8 OS was the game changer for windows Smart phones. Later this year the Windows smart phones can have huge smart phone screens with 1080p resolution, Quad core CPU's and there are several software updates= Amber, GDR2 and 3 and the huge Windows phone 8 Blue updates that are coming to really make this OS soar. anyone who has bought even a Entry level Nokia lumia 520 or 521will get software updates to help make their smart phones become more useful to them

10. Epicness1o1

Posts: 334; Member since: May 30, 2013

I think then Nokia is selling 6 times faster :D

13. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Goes without saying really. Nokia = WP.

14. Epicness1o1

Posts: 334; Member since: May 30, 2013

No doubt about that,Nokia is the future of WP

8. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

in your face troll/whoyton/machido and alikes

40. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Android is still better 1.Better Notification Bar 2.Wider range of devices 3. More manufacturers 4.Better Multitasking 5.Custom ROMs 6.Better Syncing 7.Set apps as default 8.Browsers with flash support 9.Larger app store, say what you like but WP still lacks chrome and many other brilliant apps I use daily 10. More customization, check out the website My color screen 11. Its Open Source! Need I go on or have I proved my point?

44. ZeroCide

Posts: 819; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Android is still better (MAYBE!!!!! for some people.) 1.Better Notification Bar (for now lets see what the notification center in 8.1 brings) 2.Wider range of devices (only because more maufacturers make android devices than windows phone devices. Most are android devices are JUNK.) 3. More manufacturers (Most of these manufactures make Junk devices. Makes android look bad.) 4.Better Multitasking( This is not the case mutitasking in WP is pretty seamless. and easy to switch apps/games. 5.Custom ROMs (most people bon't use these) 6.Better Syncing (Not really so!! That depends on the device and manufacturer) 7.Set apps as default.(This is one thing that it does better) 8.Browsers with flash support ( This is anouther. I get by without flash just fine.) 9.Larger app store, say what you like but WP still lacks chrome and many other brilliant apps I use daily. (Larger is not necissarily better. alot of apps in the WP market store are really well developed apps. some better than android.) 10. More customization, check out the website My color screen. (my screen has color too.) 11. Its Open Source! (this is not always a good thing either. Open source is a slippery slope) Need I go on or have I proved my point? (Please!!!)

45. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I'm sorry when I see a personal attack I take it personally so I agree android is better for most 1. I'm talking about the present not the future..... 2.yes more manufacturers use it because its free which is another good point and trust me about 70% of all devices are good for every price range 3.Hahaha.....junk devices are rate out of China look at my earlier point 4.On android you can actually close individual apps on multitasking.....basic but a neccesity 5.XDA developers is basically a whole community of millions based on hacking.....nothing like that for WP 6.yes really so it means I can plug my galaxy into the computer and such through its files.... 7./ 8.Not really needed but its all about choice isn't it! 9.hahahaha on my WP most of the apps on the store are terrible the other day I was in a flight tracker app and the only related app to I was a map of India! 10. Was that a joke?WWW.Mycolorscreen. com 11. I love Open Source and so do most people Please feel free to reply I can do this all night....

59. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

who would like to carry on a conversation with you all night long????:D you´re narrow-headed blockhead who can´t look further than beyond android and anything else non-android is rubbish.

90. solomonsteve

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

pls forgive him, WHoyton1 has never used a WP before...

91. solomonsteve

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

And who told you XDA developers doesnt support Windows Phone???

92. solomonsteve

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

thousands of apps on The Play Store is just garbage ,pls dont argue about that fact...just dont

47. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Let's reverse this give me 11 reasons why WP is better and non of that laggy stuff as its overused and pretty much BS!

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