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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by galvanash on Thu 19th Dec 2013 15:35 UTC
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According to Kantar Worldpanel, Windows Phone in Q3 commanded 8.2 percent market share in the five biggest European markets—UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain—exceeding 10 percent in some of them.

I'm used to people on this forum asking me "what the f*ck is wrong with you Americans" because, well..., we do a lot of weird stuff ;)

But I have to ask after reading this (for my friends on the other side of the pond):

What the f*ck is wrong with you Europeans?

Seriously though, WHY is Windows Phone selling so much better in Europe?

I don't get it. Do you use phones differently there? Is it different pricing? Is it more about Nokia than the OS? What is it? What makes Windows Phone sell at twice the rate it does in the states?

Edited 2013-12-19 15:37 UTC

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