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[2]: Impressive
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 1st Oct 2013 22:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Impressive"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Bingo. The barrier to entry is pretty dang high for a new mobile os. Higher than Nokia or Microsoft anticipated. The design of Windows phone isn't that bad, nor are the apps or hardware. Its just kind of scary when you think about the implications for Jolla, Ubuntu, or firefox OS phone. It ain't cheap to play, and making it to profitability requires huge scale.

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