Report claims UK Windows Phone user base will be above BlackBerry by end of 2014

A new report from the research firm eMarketer is predicting that the total user base for Microsoft's Windows Phone devices in the UK will go above that of BlackBerry's by the end of 2014.

The report says that at the end of 2013, BlackBerry had 3.6 million UK device owners users, while there was a combined total of 1.9 million UK users for Windows Phone and the now discontinued Windows Mobile devices. However, eMarketer sees the end of 2014 with a different result, with 2.7 million UK smartphone owners using Microsoft's OS versus just 2.4 million on BlackBerry's.

The same report says that Windows Phone will claim a 7.5 percent share of the total UK installed base of smartphones by the end of 2014, and eMarketer sees that number going up to 9 percent, and a total of 3.5 million users, by the end of 2015.

What do you think of these predictions and will they be proven to be accurate or will they be above or below expectations?

Source: The Guardian

John Callaham