Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Mar 2013 23:33 UTC
Windows "According to Kevin Restivo, an analyst at IDC, the countries where Windows Phone shipments exceeded those of iPhone during the fourth quarter were: Argentina, India, Poland, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine. A seventh 'country' where Windows Phone shipments beat iPhone is actually a group of smaller countries, including Croatia, that IDC lumps together in a category called 'rest of central and eastern Europe'." Not bad. Unsurprisingly, these are Nokia countries.
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RE: Argentina...?
by przemo_li on Thu 28th Mar 2013 07:48 UTC in reply to "Argentina...?"
przemo_li
Member since:
2010-06-01

Well, I poland at least iPhone is sold in contracts..

for 3x cheapest Lumnia, (and now WP7.8 Lumnias are for 1zł - 0,25euro in contracts).

No wonder dirty cheap is outselling expensive in (under)developed countries. ;) One can only wonder why it was not THE strategy from beginning...

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RE[2]: Argentina...?
by bnolsen on Thu 28th Mar 2013 13:59 in reply to "RE: Argentina...?"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

because profitability matters and MS's history shows they will first try to sell their wares at huge price premiums. Then if that doesn't work they start more maneuvering, including cost cutting. The real elephant in the room is android. What do those numbers look like in those countries? It's well known that apple's marketshare is overall shrinking, although they still are increasing sales.

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RE[2]: Argentina...?
by judgen on Fri 29th Mar 2013 11:57 in reply to "RE: Argentina...?"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

The Poles i know that want an non-contract iphone just buy them on mail order from germany, hungary or scandinavia.

edit: spelling error.

Edited 2013-03-29 11:58 UTC

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