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 glarepate on Thu 19th Dec 2013 20:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Europeans..."
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I know that the Nokia brand being the only reason the phones sell is a popular narrative around here, but its pretty much impossible to tell until the Nokia brand ceases to be in use.

The fact that Nokia now has 90% of all sales of the OS kind of flies in the face of your assertion that it's impossible to tell whether the OS sells on it's own merits.

Huawei, having displaced HTC in this niche, is now number two in winphones and they are part of that 10% that is not Nokia.

LG quit offering them due to lack of sales.

Samsung can't sell them in any meaningful volume either.

If the OS is that attractive it should have had some halo effect on the other vendors instead of causing Nokia to kill all the others off.

Whistling past the graveyard ...

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