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: Comment by Nelson
by segedunum on Thu 19th Dec 2013 21:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

Thurrot is pretty much spot on here and it mirrors my thoughts exactly on Windows Phone. Microsoft has enough money, patience, and stubbornness to brute force itself mobile success.

It will pay developers, pay carriers, pay OEMs, sink massive amounts of money into marketing, and basically spare no expense to ensure the survival of Windows Phone.

So you're admitting Windows Phone is a sinkhole for large amounts of cash. Well, they've been doing that for years on end and it's not worked.

The market share gains in the various regions prove exactly what I've been saying all along, and hilariously flies in the face of the naysayers on this website.

Throwing cheap or free phones at marginal ('regional' - ROTFL) markets is always going to give you nice nice shot in the arm. We've seen it all before. It won't last.

That's all these 'figures' tell us. Nothing has changed.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Fri 20th Dec 2013 11:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I think you're confused. In fact, I don't think, I know you're confused.

Which is sad because I came into this thinking you were intelligent. Perhaps misguided and a smart ass, but intelligent.

There is proof in the KWP, IDC, Canalys, Gartner, and Windows Phone store transaction increases that Windows Phone is gaining traction.

The region by region break downs serve to illustrate that WP is growing. Nothing more, nothing less. I think your outrage comes because you think its being used to imply WP is gaining worldwide traction. Its not, at least not yet.

So for all of the accusations that I'm spinning these numbers into something they're not, it is actually you who wants to read more into this than what is there, probably because it helps your argument.

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