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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Kantar WorldPanel - Windows Phone Market Share Continues Around The World

Windows Phone is continuing is steady growth  despite the  tough competition by Android and iOS. According to the newest Kantar reports, Windows Phone is taking more and more market share and positioning is self in third place, pushing BlackBerry down the ladder.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Windows Phone market share up to 11.6 percent by 2016 according to IDC

The research company IDC today released its forecast for the smartphone market, or rather, the distribution of individual operating systems between now and 2016. Global smartphone volume in the fourth quarter of 2012 (4Q12) is expected to reach 224.5 million units, representing 39.5% year-over-year growth due primarily to strong consumer demand.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Nokia compares the Nokia Lumia 920 with the iPhone 5 in a cute infographic

So far this month has been full of smartphones premieres in the world, where several industry giants such as Nokia and Apple, have presented their new mobile devices that will soon be for sale on the market respectively Nokia Lumia 920 and iPhone 5.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

IDC - Windows Phone now has 3.5% of the smartphones worldwide market share in Q2 2012

Windows Phone according to IDC now has 3.5% worldwide marketshare.IDC also reports that the success of Android and iPhone OS comes at the expense of competitors in decline,who were market leaders in the past such as Symbian and BlackBerry, both fell below the 5% market share, although the senior analyst Kevin Restivo said that the struggle for supremacy is far from over. 

The success of the Android mobile platform would be mostly from Samsung, which produced 44% of all smartphones based on Google's mobile platform sold in the period under review. Also according to IDC  5.4 million Windows Phone smartphones were sold in Q2 2012 which is 3.5% of the total  market and comparing this to Q2 2011, Windows Phone had a 115.3% growth.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Windows Phone 8 vs. Android 4.1 vs. iPhone OS 6 - Characteristics compared (Table)

The 3 main operating systems in the mobile world is evolving more and more, with features and functionality often similar but differently exploitable. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the latest release presented in chronological order and the only available now on the first device. To see iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8 because the work must wait a few months but, due to rumors and anticipations announced officially by Apple and Microsoft, is already possible to outline the general capabilities of the system and support the latest technologies.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Apple and Samsung share the 99% of the profits of the global smartphone market

Horace Dediu of Asymco has made ​​available the data in its possession about the operating profits extracted from the eight major manufacturers of smartphones in the world in the first quarter of 2012 and from that data we can see Apple and Samsung flying high.
It seems, in fact, that Apple and Samsung together possess 99% of total industry revenue , with Apple that makes the lion's share with its significant 73%, although its share has declined slightly, compared to 75% the previous quarter. Samsung, meanwhile, has increased its share from 16% to 26%, totally demolishing all other manufacturers.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kantar WorldPanel:WP7 grows 450% YoY in UK, mostly due to Nokia Lumia

The research firm Kantar Worldpanel regularly calculates smartphone sales carried out worldwide over the past 12 weeks to trends. This time the firm has paid special attention to the release of Nokia Lumia 800 in the UK market and gives some information about this very interesting.

Kantar reports that for the first time smartphone users outnumbered feature phone users, with more than 50% of cellphone users owning some kind of smartphone, and 71% of sales in the holiday season from November 2011 to 22nd January 2012 being for smartphones.

Kantar notes Windows Phone which managed to capture 2.2% of sales in this period, with the Lumia 800 taking the majority of this market share.
“Windows Phone 7 is also creeping up, taking over 2% of the market for the first time with the Nokia Lumia 800 taking the lion’s share. This looks set to continue with the expected launch of at least two new models at the Mobile World Congress conference," said Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
"A really positive thing for the mobile OS from Microsoft is how users seem to use their smartphone. Of 81% owners of a Windows Phone have used social networks on their devices during the previous month, as more users Android and IOS. Moreover, three quarters of the owners of a 800 Lumia used the GPS, indicating that the choice to include free Nokia Nokia Drive was a relevant investment. "
He noted Nokia has been at least somewhat successful in converting its Symbian users to Windows Phone, with a quarter of users of Windows Phone 7 having used Symbian phones in the past.
He predicted Windows Phone could grow its market share to 8% by the end of 2012.
 Source professeurthibault;  Via WMPU 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nokia is still leading in the amount of data traffic from mobile devices

StatCounter is always a useful resource for understanding the evolution of data traffic in the global mobile industry and the latest stats are very interesting.

So with the end of the first month of 2012, the famous analyst firm reported that from January 2011 to January 2012, the web traffic on mobile devices has grown again, seeing more and leader Nokia phones connected globally.
These are the words of Aodhan Cullen, CEO of StatCounter:
"Despite the use of the Internet through mobile phones and Smartphones are still less than 10%, the pace of growth is remarkable."
Apple dominates in the United Kingdom and the United States, but Nokia is behind in many markets. Nevertheless, countries where the overall Web browsing is made of 40% from mobile devices such as India, where Nokia was able to dominate sales, enabling the Finnish giant still be a leader in the field of mobile data traffic.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Microsoft exec admits Windows Phone was response to Apple's iPhone

The head of the software design of Microsoft Windows Phone has admitted that the company has decided to focus hard on redesigning its mobile operating system entirely in response to the success of Apple's iPhone and the "sea change" that has brought to market.

Joe Belfiore, one of the first engineers who joined the team of Microsoft Windows Phone when he created him, has exposed some remarks in an interview to open The New York Times :

"Apple has introduced a sea change in the market and the industry in terms of the kinds of things that are able to offer the customer, which fascinated him. We wanted to respond with something that could be competitive at the same level, but that was not quite the same. "

Joe Belfiore , then continued:

"Once the iPhone has exploded on the market, Microsoft knew that the directors of its software, as it was, could never compete against Apple's new product."
In December 2008, Microsoft gathered his engineers to decide the fate of its Windows Mobile software, now rather dated. After seven hours of meetings, Myerson and his team decided to completely renovate the mobile operating system from scratch, from the roots.  

After years of work and effort (not too many actually saw the debut in September 2010), Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, was still undecided after giving a glance at the very first version of the new Windows Phone, but the team development, according to Myerson, was able to make changes suggested by him to make it up to its main competitors.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) predicts 80 million Windows Phones will be sold in 2012

According to Taiwan’s Institute for Information Industry Windows Phone will grab 13% of the market share, that means around 80 milion handsets of total 416 million.

Android`s share is expected to rise to 50% in 2012, MIC said, compared to iOS` 19% In the pursuit of higher subscriber numbers, MIC said, the market is expected to be dominated by Apple, Google and Microsoft camps, with fierce competitions also between non-telecom companies such as Amazon and Facebook. 

Currently, the penetration of smartphone subscribers globally is about only 14%, but the rate is expected to grow clearly when budget-priced, or under-US$300 smartphones hit the emerging markets. In 2012, the penetration is estimated to reach 17% and jump to 40% in 2016, MIC said.

Also according to MIC market shares of Nokia and RIM will continue to drop to 15.6% and 8.6%, respectively, with that of Apple and HTC to rise to 18.7% and 10.9%, respectively. Samsung is expected to win a market share of 21.7% in 2012.

source Via WMPoweruser