Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Mar 2013 23:33 UTC
Windows "According to Kevin Restivo, an analyst at IDC, the countries where Windows Phone shipments exceeded those of iPhone during the fourth quarter were: Argentina, India, Poland, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine. A seventh 'country' where Windows Phone shipments beat iPhone is actually a group of smaller countries, including Croatia, that IDC lumps together in a category called 'rest of central and eastern Europe'." Not bad. Unsurprisingly, these are Nokia countries.
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by przemo_li on Thu 28th Mar 2013 07:54 UTC
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Another proof that MS have really BAD understanding how mobile teleco market works.

They targeted SMALL, (almost) BACKWATER North America market...

And killed they product more by targeting High End dominated by iOS+Android.

And killed it even more by picking hw partner ABSENT in that market.

And killed it good by picking poor excuse for CEO for its hw partner.



Now, if MS released low end handsets for emerging/underdeveloped worlds, current marketshare for WinP would look better.

Hey even BadaOS for entry level smartphones outsold in emer./underdev. words outsold WinP7....




And from that list of countries only Indie show good promise. After China its second most promissing market...

For low budget, low end handsets... (so weak iOS sales are to be expected).


Now if only Nokia could EARN on WinP7/8 handsets it sell..........
(Recent + in quaterly results come out of selling buildings and land..)

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