Windows Phone shipments soar in Europe during Q1

Windows Phone shipments soar in Europe during Q1
Over in Europe, at least for the first quarter, Apple iPhone and Windows Phone shipments are going in the opposite direction. The number of Windows Phone handsets received in the continent during Q1 soared 73% to 1.9 million units year-over-year. Meanwhile, iPhone models in transit to Europe during the same time period actually declined by 10% to 6.3 million.

Android remains the leader in Europe and added to its lead with a 35% gain in shipments to 21 million during the first three months of the year. The entire category of smartphones saw a 12% rise from the 2012 first quarter. Overall, the economic situation in the region is not getting better which means that expensive models like the Apple iPhone are finding it harder to generate demand. If Apple is going to go ahead with a low-cost version of the iPhone, this would be the time to do so.


source: WMPoweruser

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27 Comments

1. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

for every 3.3 iphone sold,1 wp is sold.that is pretty impressive given that volume drivers like 520 and 720 was not available in q1

7. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

This news makes me happy, yesterday i was sitting in a bus next to a girl that has a Lumia 900 in Cyan, while it is not available in that color in Belgium.... Greetzz.

22. mi55u unregistered

wp is a joke

23. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Gogoat is also a joke .... Greetzz.

2. papss unregistered

In context that is a good improvement for WP. I hope that growth continues

3. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

I hope not, Microsoft is the real evil company..... Hope it helps the competition but hope Microsoft will never earn money from that.....

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

How is Microsoft that much eviler than Apple or Samsung? They're all in it to maximize profits and corner us all into some sort of monopoly. That's the nature of business.

26. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

You are simply blind or you can not read ;) bit [dot] ly/RYzOPP

19. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Another blind hater.

27. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Yes, for kids the facts are the blindness :)

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hmmmm that's good for Microsoft and Nokia I guess....but boy is WP8 sooooo boring! There is nothing to capture you or excite you....

9. Dastrix unregistered

Speak for yourself. Unfortunately, buttering up your argument with that first sentence doesn't make it any more constructive. Adopt an objective viewpoint. Learn to embrace and enjoy diversity.

13. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Anything can be exciting.....depends what you like.....clearly you and I like technology so that's why we are here that means we going technology exciting and there OSs like android..... On android you can customize everything and have fum uploading home screens, playing games and this is all happening on an OS....that's why its exciting, when Ubuntu come as out I will go to the store to check out out cause I am excited to see what it offers....UrbanPhantom I normally agree with you but contrast your comment was plain dumb....

14. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Meant to be in reply to comment below.....however your comment I think I express it as....in my view WP is soooo boring however people like you who adore Nokia and WP obviously love it!

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Exactly! So what's the point of littering Nokia comments with negativity when the bottom line is that it's good, just not for you?

17. Dastrix unregistered

If you don't like it, just bite the bullet. It's as simple as that. If a girl does not excite you, you wouldn't blame it on her now, would you?

18. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hahaah lol I'm starting to like you ;) but I would never pick a girl that doesn't excite me ;)

11. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Dumb comment! WP8 is just an operating system, not a concert stage. Is Linux exciting, or how about Unix? Only ultra shut-in geeks have a critical need to find an OS "exciting".

20. papss unregistered

Nothing constructive at all in WP news... It's kind of sad to be you it seems

5. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

In my country is full of iPhones and Galaxy'es,in fact I have rarely seen someone with a WP 8 handset. Anyway,Nokia is making a good job with the Lumias and it won't be a surprise if they will surpass the iPhone's sales in near future unless Apple will release iPhone Lite. To be honest I hate Microsoft as a company :) they are taking more money from android than from windows phones. Now,the Apple's sales,here, are having a super boom with the iPhone 5/4S/4 because are cheaper with iPhone 5S close to the release date.

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

While never being a fan of windows handsets myself i've had to use the Lumia 925 for work recently and it is indeed a great phone

8. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Enjoyy it ;-) Greetzz.

15. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

If only it ran android.....one can only dream tut tut tut

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Don't you have anything better to do? We get it, you like Android and wish Nokia made them. Move on, and unless you have something positive to contribute, please stop filling the comments with wasteful garbage.

10. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

@anywherehome... How the flubber do you come up with BS like that?

24. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

My lumia 620 is great. Office suit is best now i even don't need laptop for my work. Everything done on my mobile:-)

25. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

The quoted words, story of my life.

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