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WP reportedly overtakes iPhone in China with 7% of market

WP reportedly overtakes iPhone in China with 7% of market - read the full textWhile 7% of the Chinese smartphone market may seem like nothing to get excited about (especially considering Android had a staggering 68.4% last time we checked), it is an impressive statistic if you take into account that two months ago, not a single WP-powered device was for sale in...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-21 10:24 from mAM0 - click to readI suggest you read this article

And Skype also means Voice and Video Calling.

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  • 2012-05-24 05:37
  • EUTy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-22 01:38 from kg3U - click to readagreed it is underated and the NOKIA apps are great. i'm just unsure that the app's and pricing match that of apple and android.... But as an OS it is fantastic on my HTC HD2 windows worked like a treat and that was before MANGO was launched.

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  • 2012-05-22 16:00
  • mX1L

Nokia has many apps for Windows Phone like Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Nokia Transit, Nokia Music, Nokia City Lens, Nokia Reading, Nokia Camera Extension, and Nokia Creative Studio. Tell me one phone that has better ratings than the Lumia 900. Sorry, I don't see it. Lumia 900 is the best all around phone right now. Windows Phone 7.5 OS is very underated. Lumia 900 wouldn't be that great with Android or Symbian. Windows Phone is stable/reliable and super fast.

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  • 2012-05-22 01:38
  • kg3U

Windows software for Nokia is outstanding, the only thing that lets it down is its poor app store in comparison with ios and Android.... Its the one reason i sent my Windows phone back.

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  • 2012-05-21 20:22
  • mX1L

windows phone and nokia is better than android phones battery is bekar wp7 is best than android

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  • 2012-05-21 19:45
  • XucP

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-21 10:02 from AeAU - click to readDoubly so since MS won't give a straight answer on whether current WP 7.x phones can be upgraded to 8 or not.

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  • 2012-05-21 15:22
  • p%n8

Lets be clear about this. Skype is owned by Microsoft, so why would Skype be anything but just great on WP. Second, I dare anybody to tell me that there is anything better than Nokia Drive, I mean including the Garmin's. Simply outstanding the Nokia Drive and I dare you all who have not tried it to try it. Perfect directions and in Wonderful English loud and clear handsfree. Many languages available also. That's not even the half of WP. Try the rest.

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  • 2012-05-21 14:47
  • RNDr

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-21 10:24 from mAM0 - click to readSkype which doesn't work in background, fail!

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  • 2012-05-21 11:25
  • p77u

> In reply to Lovedude @ 2012-05-21 05:23 from uqx7 - click to readWP has Skype. Good morning to you!
If it is a Lumia you also have the Nokia drive, Nokia maps, Nokia music, Nokia City Lens (beta, very cool)etc. Plus all the stuff from M$. So the speech with the quality apps blah-blah is not cool anymore. Switch to facts please

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  • 2012-05-21 10:24
  • mAM0

I and most others will wait for windows phone 8 rather than the current standard. It looks very promising. Hopefully will get a good variety of phones like in the Android market. Looking forward to one of the manufactures providing a model that includes all the input options ie physical keyboard with stylus.

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  • 2012-05-21 10:02
  • AeAU

I am happy at this news and hopefully it will lure more developers into the WP code-base.

But I'm not actually surprised:
Outside of US and Europe, iOS is not really a huge thing, especially in Asia where people need to pay big money to get the iPhone sim-free.

If one day WP beats Android - now that would be something to get excited about!!

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  • 2012-05-21 09:14
  • tRnj

WP is all about waiting, for apps, updates and support.

So what's wrong with even a Symbian which atleast has SKYPE and most of the utilities that you may need.

Android and iOS is unbeatable.

Don't forget Androis belongs to Google which has sense of our requirements since edges.

Apple is best in Quality and Performance, the price is only concern.

Nokia is best for Small and Mid Range which does not make them best in all class, i like the company for quality and design but because of less improvemnts in Symbian, i was forced to switch to Android and iOS respectively.

Microsoft is an essensial software provider for desktop and laptop computing and they had run their Windows Mobile OS and if they are really smart for smartphone then why that old OS is dead, no updates and no support, checkout iPhone 2G or 3G which are still serving people.

Even I am worried about the future of Skype as its in the wrong hand :) Microsoft is not a successful internet brand after we have started using google services. (i doubt even development guys of microsoft are using google to get free codes and to justify their search query)

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  • 2012-05-21 05:23
  • uqx7

> In reply to bummy @ 2012-05-21 04:04 from 9xEf - click to readyup right! this is a really good start for nokia

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  • 2012-05-21 04:58
  • v0qJ

This article forgot to mention that Apple only covers 5.7% of the Chinese market. Meaning WP > Apple in 2 months time.

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  • 2012-05-21 04:04
  • 9xEf

Good to see that more people are experiencing the superior user experience of Windows Phone. All the best phones are currently running on Windows Phone. Check link below.

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  • 2012-05-21 01:31
  • kg3U

I like to read all post concerning Nokia and his ceo. I've never seen anyone lies as him. In South Africa he said Nokia is better and win money since the burning platform. We see announce Nokia Lumia sells well in the world, but unfortunately it's false. Pathetic, this ceo thinks with all these liars he will manipulate people to buy a phone with microsoft's OS.

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  • 2012-05-20 20:52
  • s0Wb

@ghost u are still using iphone 3gs that like u still livin in the stoneage u just want to reduces the prices of wp7 phones so that u can buy one.

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  • 2012-05-20 20:16
  • fu%U

why has nokia phone over take iphone bcoz iphone ios stinks the ops is bad very poor.

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  • 2012-05-20 20:02
  • fu%U

Can anyone clarify as if we are talking about 7% in terms of "growth" or "total market share"?

If Apple only has 7% market share in China, I doubt that's true, given my own obseration in major cities like Shenzhen, Shanghai, and everyday thousands of mainland Chinese tourists ask for iphones to be brought back to China from HK.

If the "growth" rate is 7% and exceeds that of iphone, then I believe so as if previously only 100,000 units of WP phones were sold, a "growth" rate of 7% means 107,000 units were sold.

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  • 2012-05-20 17:28
  • tdvh

> In reply to [deleted post]Yes this is what U said,,, read your comment

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  • 2012-05-20 14:04
  • nTpT

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