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IDC – Windows Phone sees 91% surge for 2013 shipments, now second most popular OS in Brazil

IDC – Windows Phone sees 91% surge for 2013 shipments, now second most popular OS in Brazil

Daniel Rubino 130

Windows Phone continues its ascent in the global smartphone race, at least according to shipment numbers released by IDC. While the increase in global market share continues for Microsoft’s mobile OS, perhaps the more interesting story is in individual markets. IDC’s new numbers show that Windows Phone “posted the largest increase for both the quarter (46.7%) and the year (90.9%)” when...

Nokia’s market share in India grows to 5% in Q3 2013; positive signs for further growth

Nokia’s market share in India grows to 5% in Q3 2013; positive signs for further growth

Abhishek Baxi 38

As the India smartphone market overall grew by 229% year over year (YoY) in the third quarter of 2013, Nokia's Lumia range of devices continued to show a growth trajectory and garnered close to 5% market share. In the mobile phone market in India, Nokia is on the second spot, close on the heels of market leader – Samsung. This latest data coincides with the continued strong growth in...

Windows Phone maintains second position in India for third consecutive quarter

Windows Phone maintains second position in India for third consecutive quarter

Daniel Rubino 78

According to the IDC, Microsoft is still doing well in one of the largest and most important emerging markets, India. Latest figures have Windows Phone at a 5.4% market share, giving Microsoft’s mobile OS a ranking of second most popular OS in that country, ahead of the iPhone and BlackBerry. This will be the third-consecutive quarter that Windows Phone has held that position in India,...

IDC: Bright future for Windows Phone with 10 percent of the global smartphone market by 2017

IDC: Bright future for Windows Phone with 10 percent of the global smartphone market by 2017

Rich Edmonds 81

The latest predictions from the analysts at IDC see steady growth for Windows Phone, picking up 10% of the global market share by 2017 Windows Phone is on the up, even if not everyone agrees. Microsoft and Nokia have been working hard to build market share in multiple markets, including the all-important US. Recent data collected by Kantar Worldpanel claims increasing sales for Windows...

IDC shows fiery Windows Phone growth in Vietnam, looking to challenge Android with a 119% YoY increase

IDC shows fiery Windows Phone growth in Vietnam, looking to challenge Android with a 119% YoY increase

Rich Edmonds 44

IDC has released data showing an increase in smartphone shipments in Q2 2013 in Vietnam. 32.7 percent of total mobile phone shipments were smartphones, up from just 14.7 percent in Q2 2012. The good news here for Windows Phone is not only are we looking at a larger market for OEMs to take advantage of, but the platform has increased its share of the smartphone market in the region by a...

Shipments of Windows Phone up 77% for the year; solidifies global third-ranking

Shipments of Windows Phone up 77% for the year; solidifies global third-ranking

Daniel Rubino 115

Some good news today for Windows Phone as the latest numbers, based on device shipments from earlier this year, have revealed a steady increase for the third place operating system. According to the IDC’s latest numbers, Windows Phone has seen a surge of 77% year over year for device shipments (8.7M in 2013 versus 4.9M for 2012). With those numbers, Windows Phone has increased from 3.1...