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[7]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 19th Dec 2013 20:06 UTC 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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RE[9]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 19th Dec 2013 20:39 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

So they're all wrong, and somehow you're right via numbers you pull out of your ass (because there are few choices for market share statistics excluding these big guys)?

Pretty sure these are the same big names cited for Android market share statistics, but surprisingly I don't remember you questioning that.

And I'm not talking about PTs iPhone remarks because I don't care much for them (and partly because I don't buy it, and in fact I've called reports of Apples demise an exaggeration while others here including Thom ring its death knell. In fact, Thom came to the EXACT SAME iPhone conclusion PT did.).

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