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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Nokia is selling phones, NOT Microsoft...
by jnemesh on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 22:51 UTC
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Once the "Nokia" brand name is retired, expect sales to TANK! There is a REASON that Europe is selling more WP handsets, and it's the brand name, and the trust that past Nokia users have for that brand. Think people will buy a "Surface Phone"? You are dreaming.

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