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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Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

No, Sony's growth was anemic for the past few quarters. I believe last time we touched on this subject I pulled Sony's financials for the past few quarters and showed how they're more or less stagnant.

On the other hand, Nokia has had sequential double digit growth for as many quarters. So lets leave the false equivalence right at the door.

I think its fair to say that the volumes are similar, or to put it another way, its getting more difficult to attribute their shipment increases solely to coming from a low base.

Edited 2013-12-21 00:40 UTC

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

What false equivalence? You touted 19% quarter to quarter growth as something remarkable as far as Nokia is concerned. And yet when I point out Sony managed a similar growth rate in the previous quarter (Q1 to Q2), all of the sudden you want to change the conversation.


LG still managed to ship almost 4 million more units than Nokia on a stagnant quarter (for LG) vs. Nokia's best quarter as far as Lumias are cocerned. I guess our definitions of "equivalent" are not so equivalent then.

Edited 2013-12-21 02:58 UTC

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

What were the Sony growth rates for every quarter this past year? Hint: Its not pretty. I know the answer, but since you're playing dumb, maybe some homework might serve as a refresher.

LG had zero, none, probably negative growth this quarter. While they are still ahead of Nokia in absolute volume, they are much closer now (3.2m this quarter vs 4.7m last quarter).

Put your thinking cap on son.

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