There's some encouraging news from the UK in terms of sales of Windows Phone devices. The research firm Canalys reports Windows Phone's sales went up 32% in that country during Q1 2015, with 570,000 devices purchased. Windows Phones claimed 7.6% of all smartphone sales during that quarter, up from 5.8% from Q1 2014, according to Canalys.
ChannalRegister.co.uk quotes Tim Coulling, senior analyst at Canalys, as saying many new Windows Phone owners are buying them to replace old BlackBerry devices. He added:
"Microsoft is slowly building share without a flagship or high-spec handset – they are after the volume end of the [professional] market. This strategy will probably change when Windows 10 comes out."
Microsoft is rumored to have at least two high-end Windows 10 Mobile devices in the works.
Thanks to eusty for the tip!