While iOS and Android are still on top, Windows Phone is climbing the ladder in its growth and numbers. You have to consider how long iOS and Android have been in business; iOS with their solid strategies and Android with their quantities, but Windows Phone, being a newcomer, is literally raising the bar in pretty much every single major market. Blackberry’s numbers are dropping quickly and Symbian is joining the loosing streak over the last year. But only for the month of February 2012, Windows Phone in Italy for example totaled just over 5% of handsets sold, bringing them to over 13% in sales. The chart image directly below shows the smartphone sales for each OS respectively:
Here we have the numbers internationally in two charts, including the US’s numbers of Windows Phone growth:
Something to consider is where Apple/iOS was in Smartphone market shares back in 2008 shortly after its availability as described in this pie chart below:
I personally hold that Windows Phone is going nowhere anytime soon and the more we hear Window Phone and honestly even Lumia as a household name, the more we may be seeing numbers closer the to last previous chart above. Good going MSFT! And I’m sure it’s a known fact by now that Nokia has had a HUGE role in the growth of Windows Phone.