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[3]: Comment by Nelson
by ddc_ on Wed 18th Dec 2013 20:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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I think its fair to say though, based on the regional data that Windows Phone is doing increasingly well.

This reminds of the "fastest growing" xkcd comics. Sure, Windows Phone has beaten everyone on grows stats, but the actual percentage is arguable within the range of statistic fault - it may simply indicate a growth by eating up BB's market share decrease, in which case it indicates that WP is not doing well.

You are totally right that Microsoft have huge amount of resources that may help WP grow (and FWIW some Android vendors work hard to make WP look better by making their Android devices truly horrible), but it won't be right time to speak of any success until WP has at least 10% - an amount of market presence that would make it noticeable. Right now it is in the same boat with BB and arguably with Sailfish and FirefoxOS (FxOS?).

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