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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Comment by TBPrince
by TBPrince on Thu 19th Dec 2013 00:02 UTC
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I'm amazed by the fact that lots of people will simply not acknowledge bare facts. And, BTW, it is beyond me why Thom hates Nokia (more than Windows Phone and Windows 8, of course).

We're not discussing which phone is better but numbers show a steady growth for WP, to the point that in many areas WP (which is basically Nokia) surpassed iOS.

Here in Italy, for example, reports show that WP share is over 16%. There are a few carriers advertising Samsung and Apple this Xmas. Many of them are promoting Nokias and those Lumias are everywhere. iOS is gone, struck at about 12% and dropping.

Let me add that it's not WP alone. You guys are underestimating the Nokia brand. We always loved Nokia here and people was stating things like "Yeah, I bought this nice Samsung phone. It's nice and cool. Sigh... I wish it was a Nokia...". Now that Nokia is back, people are flooding stores to buy them. Good? Wrong? Don't know... they're numbers and they state 16%.

There's no doubt that part of those results came from Apple drop and that definitely teaches a lesson : when you have no technology, don't play the big boy role with the ones who are providing technology to you. Apple just confirmed they're great sellers and a good marketing machine. Others provided Apple all technologies they had and Apple was great at making packages.

When the big guys started to wonder why they should provide all that technology to a company which was developing nothing at all except for shiny packages, only to be rewarded by floods of legal actions and decided to keep their great technology for their own devices, Apple fell like a stone in the water.

Now, I hope that they will come up with something new and great, just to light up competition, but during past 2 years they weren't able to keep up the pace and proved that selling others' technologies is not a good way to go for the long term.

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RE: Comment by TBPrince
by joekiser on Thu 19th Dec 2013 04:43 in reply to "Comment by TBPrince"
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Now that Nokia is back, people are flooding stores to buy them.

What happens in six months when Nokia is gone?

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