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[8]: Comment by Nelson
by segedunum on Thu 19th Dec 2013 20:32 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Nelson"
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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"
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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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RE[10]: Comment by Nelson
by segedunum on Thu 19th Dec 2013 20:57 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by Nelson"
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I'm afraid none of them tell us that Windows Phone is poised to overtake the iPhone apart from Paul Thurrott's delusional interpretation, nor do they tell us that Windows Phone is taking market share from the iPhone or Android. That means they're grabbing short-term market share from cheap markets by throwing phones at them.

There will be a billion dollars markdown and loss emerging over the next few months.

The only numbers pulled out of a deep dark place are those interpretations from you and Thurrott. The reports themselves do not say what you want them to say once you scrape away the nonsense.

They're all a play on exactly the same numbers we've seen over the past few years. Any headlines with Windows RT, Surface or Windows Phone gaining market share, trending towards this or that from all the same sources have all mounted to nothing.

Sorry sweetheart.

Edited 2013-12-19 20:59 UTC

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