Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Oct 2013 17:18 UTC, submitted by Hiev
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to August 2013, shows Windows Phone has posted its highest ever sales share of 9.2% across the five major European markets* and is now within one percentage point of iOS in Germany. Android remains the top operating system across Europe with a 70.1% market share, but its dominant position is increasingly threatened as growth trails behind both Windows and iOS.

Good news for Microsoft - bad news for Apple. Of course, we'll have to see how the iPhone 5S and 5C affect these numbers.

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RE: Impressive
by gan17 on Tue 1st Oct 2013 19:07 UTC in reply to "Impressive"
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

BlackBerry looks dead, maybe they just needed to double down for the next 2 years with a giant marketing push.

Blackberry's marketing "highpoint" these past few years was when the chavs in England started the riots with the help of BBM. They could've used that to market their brand to more chavs, but alas, RIM thought they were better than that. Beggars really can't afford to be choosers.

Joking aside, while I can't really give a rat's ass about Blackberry/RIM, it's still shame to see QNX die like this.

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RE[2]: Impressive
by jebb on Tue 1st Oct 2013 21:09 in reply to "RE: Impressive"
jebb Member since:
2006-07-06

Not gonna happen. At worst Blackberry will be sold for parts, and somebody else will pick QNX. The automotive infotainment market can only keep growing in the near to medium future, and QNX is pretty much the gold standard there.

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RE[3]: Impressive
by Johann Chua on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 10:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Impressive"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Isn't the automotive infotainment market shifting more towards linking to the driver's smartphone?

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