Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Sep 2013 23:33 UTC

Speaking at Microsoft's financial analysts meeting today, CEO Steve Ballmer was refreshingly realistic about the company's struggles in smartphones and tablets. "Mobile devices. We have almost no share."

Right. Now that Ballmer himself admits it, can we please settle the discussion? Windows Phone has been a failure up until now.

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RE[2]: Doesn't matter
by andydread on Sat 21st Sep 2013 12:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Doesn't matter"
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Second largest smartphone OS in India 5.6% marketshare

Second largest smartphone OS in Latin America

8.2% market share in EU5
11.6% market share in Mexico
8.6% market share in UK
~10% market share in Germany
9.4% market share in France

15% market share in New Zealand

Second largest smartphone OS, 11.8% market share in the Middle East

There are others:
Italy 9% market share
Australia ~5.8% market share
Spain ~7.8% market share
Poland 16% market share

Russia 8.2% market share

FWIW, I've never claimed Windows Phone has a large market share, only that their share is growing, and that this growth is accelerating. Something obvious after reading the source links.

Also, Mr. Ballmer's purpose (if you or Thom actually watched the FAM) is to illustrate the upside potential and was spoken specifically in the context of the Nokia acquisition.

Of course this,won't change your mind, or Thom's mind, or the other acolytes on this website, but the inconvenient truth for you all is that there is a clear and established momentum.

Well wish them luck Nelson.. Wish them luck. Because the only manufacturer that is pushing Windows Phone is Nokia. And all that market share you listed there can be attributed to Nokia. No other manufacturer. So those numbers you posted are basically as far as they will go until other manufacturers get on board and they are not because MS pissed them off with their Android extortion scheme. There is no enthusiasm from the device manufacturers to push Windows phone after how MS has threatened their business.

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