Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Oct 2013 17:18 UTC, submitted by Hiev
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to August 2013, shows Windows Phone has posted its highest ever sales share of 9.2% across the five major European markets* and is now within one percentage point of iOS in Germany. Android remains the top operating system across Europe with a 70.1% market share, but its dominant position is increasingly threatened as growth trails behind both Windows and iOS.

Good news for Microsoft - bad news for Apple. Of course, we'll have to see how the iPhone 5S and 5C affect these numbers.

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D&S alone wasn't killing them, I'm surprised you say that when its pretty much spells out why there's an IFRS loss. Its mostly due to restructuring costs and charges related to their NAVTEQ acquisition amortized over many quarters.

What did change was their market valuation, which has always been a bit of voodoo, but probably Microsoft's convertible bonds and the looming all cash transaction helped them there.

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