New report shows Windows Phone increasing its share of the smartphone market
Gartner has published an interesting report, which details numerous points. The first is Nokia falling to position 10 in the first quarter of 2013. This is out of all mobile phone manufacturers (Samsung remains first). While Windows Phone is increasing its share and sales, Nokia has still yet to experience a surge that will replace the sheer volume of units the company used to ship.
It's not all doom and gloom, however.
As one can see in the above, Microsoft is climbing rather steadily from 2012. The company holds 2.9 percent of the market, while it only held 1.9 percent the same time last year - not a bad increase. With Blackberry continuing to dwindle, it's now time for Nokia and Microsoft to really push the platform. The Lumia 925 is a sign of things to come, and boy are those things going to be good.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
In Europe WP is gaining great market share. In Italy (60mill people) and Poland (80+) WP has about 15%. In Asia the cheaper models are also started selling. US have always been a difficult market for Nokia (=WP) so nothing new here, but there are still many countries where there's no WP units at all.
My guess is that when 520 and 620 have been on the Asian market for at least one quater, the WP marketshare will grow even more.
Nokia has a lot of hardware experience but all their firmware will have to be rewritten, they won't be able to use their exclusive (camera) apps, they would't be able to use their navigation suite as leverage, ...
The outsider app shows a lot of people in my area with wp but I never seem to run into them :/
I know you guys exist BC you guys post here lol
At my work we have a wide varieity of phones, all of which have had issues connecting to email on the server. When it came to setting mine up the network admin wanted to do it as a comparison to the others he has had to fiddle with and he had not played with a WP yet. Entered in the email and password and that was it. All email, callendars, and contacts started working flawlessly. While my phone is primarially for personal use, it makes for an awesome work phone, and I am constantly amazed that MS does not push that at all.
As for sightings;
I have seen 5 WPs in the wild here in Cincy. 2 Lumia 920s, 1 Lumia 820 (tmobile model?), 1 HTC 8S, and one Lumia 900. Other than the 900, all of the others were spotted in the last month, so I think it is catching on.
Bing search is not just bad, but almost useless here in Sweden compared to Google.
WP8 as it is today is half baked when compared to the likes of Andriod, Apple and BB10. Basic facets that complete the Mobile os experience are mising - notification center, vpn, data management, file manager, etc.
Microsoft has not fully utilized its Xbox, skype and office prowness to the advantage of WP8. Let's leave the apps chapter; atleast it's improving albiet slowly.
The potential for WP8 is HUGE; even bigger than anything we currently have. When the holes are finally plugged in the OS and MS starts thinking and acting right in terms of using its strenghts (Xbox, Office, Skype, wait a sec...have you given thought of what an exclusive WP8 version of a full Halo chronicle will do for the platform?) then WP8 and Nokia will leap frog the Andriod army.
Act now MS...the time is now. (or at least let Nokia do it)
Fanboys here continually yell about how MS should cut off Samsung, but myself and a seemingly small number here continue to push and say that MS needs Samsung WAY more than it needs Nokia. If they would redirect some of those checks they have going to Nokia over to Sammy to have them push the ATIV line as hard as the Galaxy line, they'd be at 10% in no time. Nokia alone is NEVER going to get them there here in the US especially with HTC fading.
Not sure if Samsung is really interested in WP...
Strange how WP/MS/Nokia-like stuff pops up on their Androids.
And they produce parts for Nokia...
No, have bought my last Samsung, either it's a phone, tv or space shuttle...
(excluding my lumia and the ones from friends and family members)
I have no regret for WP, I like it, just too bad that not many carriers here have it. Telus still sells the old Lumia 800/900 series for 0$ with a 2-3 years contract. Rogers is also selling the red L920 with new contracts.
But as seen in older news, Koodoo, Rogers and Telus are gonna carry the Lumia 520 soon, so that would increase a little bit the sales here in Canada even if this phone is not the flagship/fastest one, it is still a good phone for some new users.
But agreement with local carrier would help much more
Problem in Canada is that most people (I would say at least 40%) have iPhones, 40% an Android phone, 10-15% BB and until now, 2 have WP here.
But we haven't really gotten anywhere.
Three co-workers uses WP, all use the 920 except an for an early adopter on a 700. People are wow'ed when they what the 920 can do, but I doubt they would switch. Its a long road,,,,,,
WP has 3%
So for every 5 iPhones there's 1 windows phone? Hopefully we can hit 10% in the next year or 2.
In developing country like mine, Iphone/galaxy is every where but Lumias. just a few of them has win phones. Me myself has Sammy focus and Omnia W 7.8 :)
Nokia should go big on Africa, it's a huge market with lots of people still using feature phones. BBerry is holding like 50% of the market thanks to its free messenger. Winphone jumps from 3% to 10% in Africa thanks to Huawei W1 device.