1. nano321's Avatar
    What do you think of this prediction for April and May WP sales.

    6.5 million (7.4 million) WP devices may have been sold in April and May.
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    06-12-2013 10:40 PM
  2. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I think it show outstanding progress for the platform and specially for Nokia.
    07-23-2013 12:03 PM
  3. inteller's Avatar
    Well the Kantar numbers are in and they aren't good.
    07-29-2013 06:46 AM
  4. sdc1's Avatar
    Well the Kantar numbers are in and they aren't good.
    How so? They're better than predicted and WP is the fastest growing OS.

    WP now has 4% share of the US market. It is now firmly in third place, BB slipped back to 1.1% share.

    It's going the right way.

    Android Tops US Smartphones Sales with 52% Share
    07-29-2013 07:08 AM
  5. inteller's Avatar
    They were 5.6% in April, Verizon is down quite a bit and ATT showed a slight loss. Comparing YoY numbers instead of quarter to quarter is dubious at best.
    07-29-2013 07:28 AM
  6. sdc1's Avatar
    They were 5.6% in April, Verizon is down quite a bit and ATT showed a slight loss. Comparing YoY numbers instead of quarter to quarter is dubious at best.
    YoY is more accurate as it shows the true figures rather than figures with a seasonal trend. For example, look at Apple's figures. Looking at the quarterly figure is deceptive because the new iPhone is due out. Many people will be waiting on that before buying/upgrading.

    The annual increase in WP market share can only be viewed as a positive.
    07-29-2013 07:37 AM
  7. inteller's Avatar
    based on that logic then you can simply pull forward Apple numbers. You don't have the same luxury with WIndows Phone. These numbers need to be graphed out 2 years to show the real story.
    07-29-2013 07:41 AM
  8. sdc1's Avatar
    based on that logic then you can simply pull forward Apple numbers. You don't have the same luxury with WIndows Phone. These numbers need to be graphed out 2 years to show the real story.
    Exactly, which is why the YoY figures give a better reflection than the quarterly figures.
    07-29-2013 07:54 AM
  9. drbanks's Avatar
    While WP's total numbers aren't that huge, their growth rate is nothing to sneer at, and if sustained would make WP a major player.
    07-29-2013 07:57 AM
  10. inteller's Avatar
    that's the thing, they are not sustained. YoY or not, when you fall back, you have to have that much more to catch up to a sustained gain. WP is faltering in the US plain and simple.
    07-29-2013 08:17 AM
  11. sdc1's Avatar
    that's the thing, they are not sustained. YoY or not, when you fall back, you have to have that much more to catch up to a sustained gain. WP is faltering in the US plain and simple.
    WP charted the highest growth out of all the Operating Systems. It increased it's market share over the 2012 figure.

    I don't understand how you can say that this is faltering.
    07-29-2013 08:24 AM
  12. inteller's Avatar
    ok stop. going from 2.9 to 4% in a year is nothing to brag about....let's stop the spin and stop kidding ourselves. saying you have highest growth when you move up 1.1% is laughable.

    Now when you do something like what is happening in France, that is showing real momentum. None of these numbers mean anything until they cross the crucial 10% marketshare. It has been shown time after time once you hit that number they become self sustaining.
    07-29-2013 08:39 AM
  13. sdc1's Avatar
    Worldwide the figures are undoubtedly better. Any increase in market share is welcome though.
    07-29-2013 08:52 AM
  14. inteller's Avatar
    the weak US figures shows MicroKias inability to capture some of the off cycle. The 521 is the only signifigant release for this numbers cycle. If the 521 was indeed a smash hit, then it has done basically nothing to improve numbers.
    07-29-2013 09:12 AM

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