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  1. Senrir's Avatar
    Read it here - > IDC: WP share to double by 2018, Android and iOS to fall - GSMArena.com news

    What a breath of fresh air :).

    What do you guys think?
    12-02-2014 11:31 AM
  2. matt john2's Avatar
    Read it here - > IDC: WP share to double by 2018, Android and iOS to fall - GSMArena.com news

    What a breath of fresh air :).

    What do you guys think?
    That's a great news for us. But who knows this might or might not gonna happen.
    12-02-2014 11:33 AM
  3. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    Pure speculation, but not really a bold prediction to think that Windows phones could comprise 5.6% of the market share in four years. Similar growth predictions made in 2010-2012 have not panned out, however, so these market trend observations are only worth the paper they are written on. Windows 10 will most likely be the catalyst for growth or demise. Ok, gotta go pop some popcorn.
    12-02-2014 11:41 AM
  4. HelloLudger's Avatar
    This forecast is no good news at all.



    If they really need another three years to reach ~5%, I think Microsoft will cancel any further consumer efforts by the end of 2018.

    They need at least 10% to become relevant and the fight for double digit market share is a declared target for years for them. So news that they maybe get to 5% in the years is really really bad.

    Source: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/04/nok...rys-customers/
    Last edited by HelloLudger; 12-02-2014 at 12:54 PM.
    12-02-2014 12:41 PM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    This prediction for WP is actually lower than an IDC report in February 2014.

    IDC: Smartphone annual growth to hit single digits by 2017; Windows Phone well equipped for the future

    Edit: I came across a few more predictions from further back:

    From 2012: Windows Phone To Top iOS Market Share By 2016, IDC Says
    Another one from 2012: The Windows Phone Predictions that IDC, Gartner and Pyramid Research Probably Hope Youve Forgotten
    From 2010: Global Smartphone Market Projections Raised 10% for the Year, reports IDC

    In short, the IDC predictions aren't something to stake your life on.
    Last edited by tgp; 12-03-2014 at 07:12 AM.
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    12-02-2014 01:29 PM
  6. sinime's Avatar
    If they can hit Windows 10 out of the ballpark, they can hit those numbers and more... Just depends on 10 and how well it works on phones... I still feel WP8.1 was a step in the wrong direction. Sure, Cortana is great, for those that have her, but certain basic features seem to be off.

    Drinking my coffee and playing the waiting game... Just wish it had achievements 😁
    12-03-2014 08:26 AM
  7. theefman's Avatar
    This prediction for WP is actually lower than an IDC report in February 2014.



    IDC: Smartphone annual growth to hit single digits by 2017; Windows Phone well equipped for the future



    Edit: I came across a few more predictions from further back:



    From 2012: Windows Phone To Top iOS Market Share By 2016, IDC Says

    Another one from 2012: The Windows Phone Predictions that IDC, Gartner and Pyramid Research Probably Hope Youve Forgotten

    From 2010: Global Smartphone Market Projections Raised 10% for the Year, reports IDC



    In short, the IDC predictions aren't something to stake your life on.

    In other words, this prediction is basically just a wild guess and just as worthless as the ones before it.
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    12-03-2014 08:47 AM
  8. tgp's Avatar
    In other words, this prediction is basically just a wild guess and just as worthless as the ones before it.
    Exactly!
    12-03-2014 09:47 AM
  9. prasath1234's Avatar
    Still 5% market share hopefully it will reach double digits or dye.that is it.If wp 10 fails wp doomed.
    12-03-2014 10:05 AM
  10. tgp's Avatar
    Still 5% market share hopefully it will reach double digits or dye.that is it.If wp 10 fails wp doomed.
    If it takes 8 years to reach 5% market share, how long would it take to get to 10%?
    12-03-2014 10:20 AM
  11. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    If they can hit Windows 10 out of the ballpark, they can hit those numbers and more... Just depends on 10 and how well it works on phones... I still feel WP8.1 was a step in the wrong direction. Sure, Cortana is great, for those that have her, but certain basic features seem to be off.

    Drinking my coffee and playing the waiting game... Just wish it had achievements
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    12-03-2014 11:35 AM
  12. prasath1234's Avatar
    I believe ios going to rise their market share.
    From Windows phone
    12-04-2014 10:45 AM
  13. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    To be fair, I could name two platforms that suddenly became popular within a year or two, Apple & Blackberry. Blackberry was successful because it captured the corporate market and BBM became popular with the teens. As for Apple, you know the story...

    MS need to focus more on the corporate side, get that right, and people with their personal phones will come onboard as they will be used to the platform. I'm hoping Win10 will be a winner for all.

    G.
    12-04-2014 03:32 PM

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