Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Dec 2013 17:24 UTC

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 Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 18th Dec 2013 18:16 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
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Globally this is the growth.

Windows Phone ended 2012 with worldwide market share of 2.8 percent

By the end of this year, things are looking better, and much better in many countries. Worldwide, Windows Phone commanded 3.6 percent worldwide market share

While the individual company market shares are growing, globally its still not very growing much. The real story of the numbers is more about BB10 dying, IOS growth stagnating, and Android KILLING EVERY ONE.

I'll believe Windows phone is a real contender when someone I know (regardless of country they live in) has one.

EDIT: Or the division turns a profit. Although that's less of a concern now that its a part of Microsoft, I imagine they want a profit out of it. Rather than just driving traffic to their web services to show them ads, like Google.

Edited 2013-12-18 18:21 UTC

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