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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Please clarify what you mean by mediocre hardware.

Nokia phones have great designs, great durability, great voice quality, great cameras, and great screens.

They don't need high end CPUs because the operating system doesn't present much of a load to the hardware.

While that may be described as being efficient what it really means is that lesser chipsets will work just fine with it and that the battery drain will be low since it isn't doing much.

It's ok to like that. It doesn't mean that the phones are of lesser quality though.

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