Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Dec 2013 17:24 UTC

2013 was nothing less than a blockbuster success for Windows Phone, which went from industry also-ran to the undisputed third mobile ecosystem, and is poised to challenge iPhone for the number two spot. You didn't think it could get this good? That's OK, neither did I.

Windows Phone seemingly turns a corner with every new application, small operating system update, and new Nokia Lumia. It's turning so many corners it's running in circles.

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Wed 18th Dec 2013 19:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
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I believe I've very seldom spoken specifically on Surface sales, afaik there was one specific report that cited around a 7.5% market share for Windows Tablets, and I haven't kept up with it since because the reports aren't as frequent, but that's to my knowledge my only comments regarding specific Surface sales.

During the write down post on OSNews I believe I commented on the mismanagement of the supply, and it may have been here on on Twitter that I shared my thoughts on the fumbled messaging surrounding the Surface.

This is all an aside but I do remain optimistic for Windows tablets in general because of how nascent the tablet market is, but I'm not as confident in Microsoft's ability to push Surface like I was a year ago.

A few positive catalysts are Microsoft's rapidly improving retail footprint, Windows 8.1, reseller and volume licensing, enterprise deals, and pricing for the new line of Surface products.

On the negative side Surface needs a stronger value proposition and the app situation needs to improve at a faster pace, but we'll see.

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