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 cdude on Fri 29th Mar 2013 11:33 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: SHIPMENTS or SALES?"
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the number of products shipped and the number of products sold are essentially the same over time as sales channels can only be stuffed once and to a limited degree.

Not any product shipped may go to sales channels. Returns, replacements, bundling (like buy one, get two), promotion (eg one Lumia for free to every AT&T sales), etc are all in shipments but not in sales. Also stuffed channels may get cleared in ways a larger number of shipped units are not sold but written off (like dumping extra cheap to selected markets).

If you only have shipments and lose for each sold device, like in the case of Lumia, one possible explanation could lay in the difference between shipped and sold units. We will never know while Elop runs around waving his shipment-numbers like they are actually sold and by customers used devices. I think the difference is huge in the case of Lumia and much smaller for iPhone.

Edited 2013-03-29 11:41 UTC

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