Analysts Argue Over Windows Phone 7 Marketshare

This is my problem with taking anything that analysts say for granted — they can be completely contradictory, but still right. Two major reports recently came out, one from comScore, the other from StatCounter [via WMPU], both of which paint very different pictures of how Microsoft is doing with WP7. According to StatCounter, from January to March, Windows Phone has gained … [Read more...]

Analyst Eightball: WP7 To Overtake iOS By 2015

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Research firm IDC is stirring some controversy today thanks to an analysis they posted which says that Windows Phone will overtake iOS by 2015. Say what? They're basing this number on the assumption that Microsoft will pick up all of Nokia's current market share with the Nokia shift to Windows Phone: Nokia's recent announcement to shift from Symbian to Windows Phone will … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Doing Better Than Expected In Australia

All things considered, the general opinion is that WP7 hasn't been doing as well as it should. It doesn't matter if you blame it on lackluster advertising, slow updates, or a saturated market, without Microsoft putting out official numbers people are guessing low sales. However, this might not be the case in Australia. According to ChannelNews Microsoft's platform is doing … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Usage, By The Numbers


Analytics group mtiks has put together a new report based on what WP7 phones are being used, and in what countries. If you look at the device breakdown, there seem to be two versions of the HTC HD7, which is the most popular device at 35% of the market, followed by 24% who use the Samsung Focus. Based purely on manufacturer, the numbers are: HTC: 56% Samsung: 32% LG: … [Read more...]

Analyst Eightball: WP7 “Credible Alternative” To iOS, Android

It's nice to see WP7 get a bit of love from the analyst industry, even if they are a bunch of quacks. Canalys' Pete Cunningham said: "I think that together Nokia and Microsoft position themselves very well for when the growth in mobile advertising comes. From a technology and a product point of view, Windows Phone 7 is a credible alternative to Android and the iPhone,where … [Read more...]