Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Dec 2013 17:24 UTC
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2013 was nothing less than a blockbuster success for Windows Phone, which went from industry also-ran to the undisputed third mobile ecosystem, and is poised to challenge iPhone for the number two spot. You didn't think it could get this good? That's OK, neither did I.

Windows Phone seemingly turns a corner with every new application, small operating system update, and new Nokia Lumia. It's turning so many corners it's running in circles.

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RE: Comment by Nelson
by Carewolf on Wed 18th Dec 2013 17:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
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Well, they continue to grow and is showing there is room for more than 2 brands, though this year most of the growth was in the new market of very cheap low-end smartphones where there is little competition and less profit. So on high-end high profit smartphones the situation is probably not nearly as good.

We know Nokia made a profit this year, the question is how close the mobile division in itself is to breaking even, that is what will determine if this is still a money sink or a stable position in the market.

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