Windows phone accounts for 5% and Nokia 4% of US market share in three months ending March.


Forbes which has got hold of Kantar Worldpanel’s latest report even before it going into publication, reports something which may sound like music to Nokia and WP fans. While we last reported that in US, WP market share reached to 4% in three months ending February, the growth now has become more rapid and the WP market share has grown to 5.6% for three months ending March. What sounds better is the fact that Nokia is benefitting most and held 4% of US market share for the three months ending March.

This is also significant as the WP market share is growing at a slightly faster rate than Android and iOS in the United States. In comparison Android rose from 47.9% share of the market to 49.3%. Apple’s iOS slipped from 44.6% to 43.7% of all smartphones sold in the U.S, while BlackBerry’s share dropped from 2.6% to 0.9%.

KWP report also says that 52% of the people it surveyed who swapped to Windows from a previous OS had previously owned a feature phone. By contrast, 55% of people who’d bought an iPhone had previously had another smartphone. The figure was 51% for new Android customers.

With Lumia 521 launched and Lumia 928 coming to Verizon in May, one can expect this growth taking more rapid paces!!



About Kamal

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  1. Prasenjit Singh Bist

    Best hardware and best software makes a killer product range and that is called Lumia.
    That wat Stephen Elop’s vision for Nokia get rid of the archaic crippled Symbian stop wasting time on meego (nogo) and partnner with the best talent at MS and leverage their deep pockets.

    Every transition takes time Rome was not built in a day but Nokia is on it’s way to glory they may never regain 40 % market share but if they can make 90 % customers happy make a successful transition to smartphones and sell around 200 millions units a year and keep wowing with their innovations…. Nokia the brand will live on for another 150 years.

    Long Live Nokia… long live the king of our hearts…

  2. sarkar

    How is it possible for Windows market share in the US to have gone up this much in the March quarter if Nokia just reported a 400K drop in unit sales sequentially in the same region over the same time period?

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