1. WanderingTraveler's Avatar

    Sensationalist headline is true.
    BTW, that's Engadget's headline.

    EDIT: I don't know if I posted this in the wrong forums, but I didn't mean to post it in the off topic lounge. It's far too easy to make a mistake like that in the app. Assuming you don't pay attention to detail.
    Last edited by WanderingTraveler; 05-16-2013 at 08:00 AM.
    05-16-2013 07:40 AM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    And by "steal" they mean sold more phones, right? Cos I can't see how you can "steal" BB's market position unless you actually sell more devices than they did.....
    05-16-2013 07:54 AM
  3. mlm1950's Avatar
    I wouldn't say it was stealing, but that it was more that Blackberry gave it away, but the other way sounds better, I guess.

    Either way, it is good news.
    05-16-2013 07:57 AM
  4. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I quoted Engadget's headline :)
    Sensationalism indeed.
    05-16-2013 07:58 AM
  5. Muessig's Avatar
    Windows Phone is now in position number three!


    Some reactions by the media: Windows Phone now the third place smartphone ecosystem as BlackBerry sinks further - Neowin
    Windows Phone steals third place from BlackBerry in IDC smartphone ranking

    Here's how the IDC put it: “
    Windows Phone claiming the third spot is a first and helps validate the direction taken by Microsoft and key partner Nokia,” said IDC research analyst Kevin Restivo. “Given the relatively low volume generated, the Windows Phone camp will need to show further gains to solidify its status as an alternative to Android or iOS.”
    The question is, is this a result of Nokia doing well and continuing to grow, or because Blackberry was inactive for most of last year and their new OS sales most likely won't be included in these figures. I don't even think the Z10 was released in the US in Q1?
    Last edited by Muessig; 05-16-2013 at 11:01 AM.
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    05-16-2013 09:09 AM
  6. squire777's Avatar
    Though I'm not a fan of Blackberry I would rather see them do well instead of Android and iOS.

    Nice to see a lot of pro WP in the comments (though the pro WP comments get swarmed by a raging gaggle of fandroids).
    05-16-2013 10:51 AM
  7. Muessig's Avatar
    Yeah I'd much rather see Blackberry do well and NOT die instead of the usual iOS and Android phones. Competition = choice = good for us consumers!
    05-16-2013 10:55 AM
  8. squire777's Avatar
    Next quarter will be interesting since the 520/521 will be counted more and we have heard about how those have been selling like hotcakes. Also, the 928 should make a big splash too considering how many subscribers Verizon has.
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    05-16-2013 11:13 AM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    Nice! Q1 2013 shipments of Windows Phone totaled 4 days' worth for Android! Look out Google!
    05-16-2013 11:19 AM
  10. 9520G's Avatar
    I think we will have a problem keeping third when the more affordable BB comes out, although WP has a lead start I think there are still more BB fans worlwide.
    05-17-2013 09:18 PM
  11. kokola95's Avatar
    And also competing with the bb10 features. It has vpn and great notification center already
    05-17-2013 09:42 PM