I'd be interested in how Canalys gets these numbers. I'm fairly certain surveys will simply not be good enough for a worldwide stat, the numbers would have a relatively high margin of error considering the small market share of Windows Phone and all the adjustments they would have to make for market size and such. Of course, remember the key phrase from the first sentence of their report:
That said, 86% WP market share owned by Nokia. Ouch. It sure seems like the 8X was a catastrophic flop.
Canalys has published its final mobile phone shipment estimates
across the 50+ countries that it tracks.