(Slightly) More Canadians want Windows Phone 7 than Android?

File this one under surprising, but Candians are evidently a little more gun-ho about owning Windows Phone 7 than Android, though it's not by much.

In a survey conducted by Delvinia Data Collection for ITBusiness.ca, 9% of the respondents say they plan to buy a WP7 device over 8.8% of those who want Android. Well, last we checked 0.2% is within statistical variation here, so in reality it's more a tie. Having said that, WP7 isn't even out yet and apparently it has as much mindshare as the seemingly exponential popular Android--that has to say something, no?

The poll was conducted on 1,094 participants, aged 18+ and evenly split along gender.

Source: IT Business.ca

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • Mall surveys don't really indicate much of anything, in this case little more than wishful thinking. According to CNN, things aren't so peachy: http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/27/technology/microsoft_pdc/index.htm
  • Why would you negate the value of 1,094 people's opinion over 1 person at CNN who makes some poor arguments? That doesn't seem coherent.
  • i'd really like to believe that WP7 has that much buzz outside the tech press and tech enthusiasts, but it's an online poll, and we know how reliable those are.
  • Correction: surveys and polls are not the same. This wasn't some voluntary, self selected group but from a firm who is paid for finding out product effectiveness/marketing. The people used in the survey are pre-selected from a pool of people whose demographics (age, sex, location) are controlled for--this is not like a CNN poll. It has some validity too it.
  • Polls....LMAO!