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: Europeans...
by chithanh on Thu 19th Dec 2013 17:14 UTC in reply to "Europeans..."
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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?

A large part is indeed Nokia brand loyalty. People keep on buying Nokia phones, though fewer than during Symbian times.

The OS itself is not in demand, or as one European mobile carrier executive famously put it, "no one comes into the store and asks for a Windows Phone."

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