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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Nokia has 27%, 32% and 19% grown for the first three quarters. Nokia is not Sony, and in fact they have outpaced them every quarter so far.

Re the LG figures, I meant as of Q3.
For Q4, we'll see, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a stronger growth rate due to seasonality.

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tylerdurden Member since:

Indeed, Nokia and Sony are not the same. The former has one extra letter in their name, while the latter managed to sell more smartphones.

So basically, according to your figures, Nokia growth rate is slowing down. Lackluster Android vendors, with flat quarters, still managed to ship millions more units than Nokia did on their best quarter. And as usual you're left with the perennial trying to pass speculation, with no context whatsoever, about "the next quarter" as matter of fact, while telling others to not speculate...


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Nelson Member since:

Why it took two comments for me to walk you through your false equivalency is beyond me. Nokia is trending upwards, and Q3 was a weak quarter for them last year so this quarters dip isn't something that concerns me.

Q3 2012 is when a lot on this website were saying Nokia was doomed, while I called it a blip. Turns out it was a blip.

BTW, using pure shipment numbers is the same argument Symbian people made while the iPhone and Android devices took off. You're only ahead of someone until you're not anymore, and Sony should be very concerned about their growth rates.

I think its illustrated perfectly by the fact that Sony has more or less treaded water from Q3 2012 until now, whereas Nokia has grown strongly and is even in the conversation regarding potentially passing both Sony and LG.

Edited 2013-12-21 20:45 UTC

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