Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 6:17 PM —
Windows Phone has caught a lot of flak for admittedly poor short-term market share growth numbers, which has been full of ups and downs throughout the past year. But there's few who take a look at the long-term performance, which is why we find a new report from analyst firm IDC noteworthy especially following an important Q2 for Nokia and Microsoft.
According to the data, combined worldwide shipments of Windows Phone and Windows Mobile devices was 5.4 million in Q2 2012, which is up from the dismal 2.5 million from a year prior. While the number of phones shipped has doubled, the market share hasn't as it's been expanded by the bigger players. Still, Windows Phone saw positive growth there as well, up from 2.3% to 3.5%.
Of course it pales in comparison to the bonkers numbers of Android, at 68.1% of the market, and of iOS, at nearly 17% (which is from only three phones being sold at one time from a single company). Meanwhile BlackBerry took a big hit, shrinking 40.9% and just barely holding a 0.4% lead over Symbian and a 1.3% gap over Windows Phone.
Via: The Seattle Times