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

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[6]: Comment by Nelson
by segedunum on Thu 19th Dec 2013 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
segedunum
Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm pretty sure we're looking at the same market share data in the article above, the only difference is that you're probably closing your eyes (and/or burying your head in the sand).

We've seen the same market share data before about Windows Phone, and Surface, and Windows RT for that matter (and the same ridiculous 'selling out' story)........and the inevitable bad news surfaces later. It's Paul fricking Thurrott for crying out loud.

Same difference.

I don't need credibility lent to me by some tangential prediction about another market, because the report speaks for itself.

OK, you don't need credibility, which is fine because you don't have any.

Of course the report speaks for itself, just as the Windows RT and Surface sales figures have and just as countless prior reports on the success of Windows Phone, or subsequent lack of it, have done.

See a pattern?

So, I was bold enough to make a prediction, was wrong...

...and you're making further very similar predictions. See a pattern?

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RE[7]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 19th Dec 2013 20:06 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

The report is from KWP, not PT. Every other media outlet ran with the report the day it dropped, and came to the same conclusion. That's where my head in the sand comment comes from.

You don't attack the sources, you attack the author of an article summarizing various sources. Very telling.

IDC, Canalys, and Gartner all come to the same conclusion.

IDC:
http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24442013

Canalys:
http://www.canalys.com/newsroom/quarter-billion-smart-phones-ship-q...

Gartner:
http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/14/gartner-456m-phones-sold-in-q3-55-...

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RE[8]: Comment by Nelson
by segedunum on Thu 19th Dec 2013 20:32 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Nelson"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

They've all came to the same conclusions umpteen times over. Microsoft have thrown a few cheap devices at marginal markets and the KWP article even states, crystal clear, that Windows Phone is not taking market share from Android or Apple. Beyond that, there's nothing much there.

Paul Thurrott comes along and believes this is a basis for telling everyone that this is a trend for Windows Phone overtaking the iPhone.

Summarising the various sources indeed. Tripe, in other words. Yes, very telling.........

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