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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That comment assumes quite a bit. The biggest assumption is that Window Phone 8 actually needs to be replaced by an Android distribution. Have you actually tried Windows Phone 8?

He may be assuming it needs to be replaced. Long term sales figures seem to back that up. Even though Nokia has almost 90% of the niche and a big increase in sales lately their Devices and Services division is still projected to lose about 2% for Q3 '13.

All the sales and no profits ; what does that say? Especially since that includes multi-billon dollar partner payments from MSFT.

He appears to be declaring that he doesn't want even a great phone like one from the Lumia series with WP8 on it and would want one if something else were available on it. That's a preference, not an assumption.

You seem to be implying that he hasn't tried it and that if he had he wouldn't want something else. What evidence can you present to support that?

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