Trying to get real numbers on how many Windows Phone devices actually sold off of Microsoft is like trying to find a person with shoes on at a Dave Matthews Band concert. You know someone has them but you will never be able to find that person. Which makes this report from Strategy Analytics even more impressive because they are one of the few sources out there that have real numbers! According to said report Windows Phone officially edged out Blackberry as the 3rd operating system here in the US.
You want numbers? Ok sadly I don’t have them you have to “become a member” to see them (which cost in the thousands of dollars) so here is the summary of that report:
Microsoft Windows Phone overtook BlackBerry OS to become the third largest smartphone platform in the influential United States market during Q4 2012. It was the first time Microsoft has surpassed Blackberry since 2006. Meanwhile, Android lost share in annual terms for the first time ever. Are we now at “peak Android”? Which hardware vendors dominate the Microsoft and Android smartphone ecosystems today?
Should Nokia fans be happy about this? Sure Nokia is to Windows Phone as Motorola was to Android a few years back. This means as Windows Phone’s fortune improves so does Nokia’s. However we have to remember that the Windows Phone operating system took over a spot from another OS who stopped releasing phones all together for a while and now that BlackBerry is at it again full force we’ll have to keep an eye on the situation.
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