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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The full story
by fabrica64 on Sat 5th Oct 2013 01:31 UTC
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If you see the full story iOS is 2% up YoY at 16.1%, Samsung 1.9% down at 47.1% and Nokia 0.9% up YoY at 7.8%, with Kantar strategic insight director Dominic Sunnebo pointed out that "Windows Phone's growth isn't coming from stealing Apple or Android consumers". I mean, they got far less BBRY users than Apple... As BBRY is a dead platform I guess Windows Phone is not really getting "new" users or "new" market share...

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/01/microsoft-nokia-s...

Edited 2013-10-05 01:38 UTC

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RE: The full story
by glarepate on Sat 5th Oct 2013 20:49 in reply to "The full story"
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+1

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