Windows Phone sales doubled in Euro markets

Will Microsoft profit from its recent $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s mobile business?

We don’t know. But we know that the Windows Phone is becoming popular, based on new smartphone sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

In the the EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) Windows Phone had a 9.2% market share in the three months ending August.

In the UK Windows Phone improved from4.5% to 12% in a year and in France the growth was 10.8% from 5.6%. This is the first time Windows Phone has hit double digit market share in major markets.

In Germany the improvement was by 5% as Windows Phone had an 8.8% market share. iOS meanwhile had a 1.6% decline in market share and closed at 9.5%. Android, however, is still dominating Europe with 70.1% market share.

Samsung sold the highest but figures dipped y-on-y. Nokia had a growth of 0.9% and Apple grew by 2%.


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