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Infographic: Windows Phone has stopped losing market share

This Statista infographic by comSCore shows the recent stability of Microsoft Windows Phone market share in the United States.

Statista published an infographic by comScore that shows the past three years of Microsoft Windows Phone market share in the United States. Microsoft hopes its recent market stability is the first sign of a turning tide.

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8 comments
sbjiva
sbjiva

My wife has been using a Nokia Lumia 610 WP 7.8 for some time. After seeing how easy its is to use I ditched my Samsung Galaxy II (Android) for an entry level Lumia 520 with Windows Phone 8. I'm really enjoying not having to scroll thru screen after screen trying to find an App Icon as I did on Android. I also enjoy not having to remove my battery when the OS freezes. It doesn't help having tons of Android Apps when they haven't been through any approval process. Without doubt my next Phone will be a higher specced Windows Phone. I hope Windows Phone lives long and prospers. It's a slick, smooth and easy Phone OS to live with.

khunter
khunter

After reading Tomi Ahonen's blog of July 6th, I'm not sure that any carrier would want to deal with MS 8 anyway. While his article is directed toward Nokia's current CEO he raised some very valid observations concerning MS' role in the mobile phone arena. It gave me enough food for thought that my next purchase may not be Windows based (which I had almost decided on). http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2012/07/the-sun-tzu-of-nokisoftian-microkia-mirror-mirror-on-the-wall-whose-the-baddest-of-them-all-waterloo.html

jim
jim

I've posted allot for this phone and I will do it again. This is the best platform out there. Yes it could use more apps and a few more features but that will come in time as it did for Android and the Iphone. I've had Android, BB and an Iphone and I will never go back after having this OS on a phone. Very stable, easy to use and as I'm beginning to develop for it, I'm liking it even more. It's been a year and a half and it's only getting better.

buck_lane
buck_lane

isnt that kinda like cutting open your own aeorta and then becoming elated when you are finally able to stop it from gushing blood?

Altoid666
Altoid666

What I really want is a : Multicore Windows 8 Phone Removeable micro SD Card A QWERTY Slider KB On Verizon. Will I live long enough?

wizard57m-cnet
wizard57m-cnet

mostly at Bright Side of the News, he is usually anti-Microsoft. Not saying that's bad, but that may not be good either. I purchased a couple of Windows Phones for my wife and stepdaughter last Christmas. I wasn't worried about my stepdaughter, she is accustomed to computers, phones, etc. However, my wife has developed a near phobia of anything technologically related. To my surprise, it took very little on my part to teach her how to use her Windows Phone (the model I chose were the Samsung Focus Flash). She has learned to do things with that little phone that she would never even attempted on my desktop or laptop PCs. I think that a good number of "technical writers" are too quick to write off Windows Phone models just because they don't have the same specs that many Android phones have, such as dual core processors, 32 gigs RAM, etc. The thing I've noticed about these Samsung Focus phones is they run VERY reliably, they don't have to be restarted all the time due to some glitch, no dropped phone calls, easy notifications of activities that those two gals are interested in and I don't have to spend all my spare time explaining what this or that does! These phones perform the tasks that they want to do quickly, even without dual core processors, and the battery life is pretty good as well, usually a couple of days. Now, that battery life may not match my old phone, which generally lasts 5 days or more, but for what they (my gals) are using them for, a couple of days is great! Also, Toni is still VERY bitter about Nokia dropping Symbian, and that seems to cloud his viewpoint of anything Nokia might do now or in the future.

ben@channells
ben@channells

For a moment I thought there was a windwos phone with a keyboard ###### The number of core is unimportant, can it multi task, can it print wireless, can it sync with PC email/contacts. will the battery last for more than 3 days, can you eject and replace the batery

khunter
khunter

that MS may have shot itself in the foot (certainly Nokia has been strangled by Elop) when they announced Phone 8 would not run on any current devices. Glad I didn't buy the Lumia like I almost did. I was seriously considering going to MS Phone so I could quit keeping 3 calendars. I have one on my Symbian based Nokia, my main personal one on Yahoo (which I could never sync with my phone) and of course the Outlook based work calendar. Phone 7.5 just didn't offer enough real business capability. Nice and fluffy, but not for me. Android and IPhone aren't much different. If MS Phone 8 (with business capabilities) plus a decent device don't match up soon, I may go back to one paper calendar and a dumb phone on an inexpensive carrier.