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Microsoft sold 5 times more phones this Christmas season

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Microsoft sold 5 times more phones this Christmas season - read the full textWith Microsoft being a major Qualcomm partner, last night Steve Ballmer dropped by Qualcomm's press conference and shared on stage that Windows Phones are enjoying increasing popularity. Of course, he didn't mention any specific numbers, but what he did say is in November 2012 they've sold 4...


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Top OS still iOS.

Followed by Symbian and WP8

Bottom of the barrel = android

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  • 2013-01-09 05:04
  • PGXj

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-09 03:40 from v0qu - click to readpeople also said Android is iOS killer but iOS sales have exceed Android in Nov 2012

iPhone not only ATT best sellers, whole USA as well


Apple iPhones is taking market share back from Android, accounting for 53.3% of U.S. smartphone sales for the 12-week period ending November 25, according to the market research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

This is the first time Apple’s share of the U.S. market has topped 50%, Kantar said.

During the same period, Android’s share of the market fell to 41.9% of the market, while Microsoft Windows Phone held 2.7% share. Research In Motion had just 1.4% of the market in the period.

The research firm notes that AT&T accounted for 35.4% of smartphones sold in the U.S. in the period, ahead of Verizon Wireless at 31.9% and Sprint at 14.5%.

“The iPhone 5 has been successful this period however we also see that Apple’s older models – the iPhone 4S and 4 have also contributed to the growing share of iOS,” Kantar Worldpanel ComTech analyst Mary-Ann Parlato said in a statement. “This is particularly the case for first-time smartphone iPhone buyers where we see the older models still selling well amongst this group.”

Among iPhone buyers in November, 27% upgraded from another smartphone OS, 34% upgraded from a previous iPhone and 40% upgraded to their first smartphone.

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  • 2013-01-09 04:13
  • IaHY

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-09 03:40 from v0qu - click to readSo you're saying that the issue with Google killing some of it services on Wp is also a dream? Well that is a good news. :)

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  • 2013-01-09 04:08
  • P@1G

> In reply to ObserverPh @ 2013-01-09 03:04 from P@1G - click to readHahaha, it is free to dream. Ppl once said it with wp7, they say it was the ultimate android killer, ios killer blah blah stupid predictions. Wp7 fails, then comes wp8 and the cycle continues. If wp8 fails again, you can expect it to be abandoned once more and here come wp9

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  • 2013-01-09 03:40
  • v0qu

MS bosses never can make a good OS phone. They never make a call. If they do, they ask their secretary to make a call for them.

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  • 2013-01-09 03:09
  • 613s

Haters are intense this time. .lol. . Even Google is threatend by Wp, so haters please just pass by Wp threads if you say that it is a DEAD OS. Coz' there are No dead thing that can gather this much attention from consumer and haters. :)

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  • 2013-01-09 03:04
  • P@1G

yep still 2% marketshare.


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  • 2013-01-09 02:39
  • PvYx

> In reply to Killer Droid @ 2013-01-08 23:53 from QGtq - click to readYup, they're going MICRO ...and going SOFT. :)

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  • 2013-01-09 02:25
  • wMHH

> In reply to Bunyip22 @ 2013-01-09 01:43 from vuCa - click to readI agree. Keep things simple and compact. Tiles clutter. Makes you need to scroll down more.

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  • 2013-01-09 02:23
  • wMHH

If Microsoft didn't sell a single phone the previous year, they could easily say, "We sold INFINITELY more phones this year!" :)

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  • 2013-01-09 02:21
  • wMHH

> In reply to Fridaybird @ 2013-01-09 00:15 from q{Nf - click to readI agree, the new WP8 OS is really ugly with different sized live tiles tiles constantly flashing all the time..

I doubt anyone actually looks at their home screen and waits for a live tile to change???

You either want info like weather or calendar from a widget etc or you open the app full screen.

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  • 2013-01-09 01:43
  • vuCa

> In reply to Yuuup @ 2013-01-08 23:10 from 3ag0 - click to readlies...if you had problems with Lumia 800... then I bet, you wouldnt have gone for another lumia...which is a higher up version in HW and a notch higher OS ! Otherwise you should be a die hard fan of Nokia to do that. Rather it shows you are die hard Android fan, just speaking hatred and non true sentences. Tell us what went wrong with your Lumia 800 and 820 with little more details. Now please dont google to find out others' problems in Internet from your android mobile and copy-paste here !!!

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  • 2013-01-09 01:01
  • nsiR

So they sold 5 phones?

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  • 2013-01-09 00:48
  • 4A$f

> In reply to Fridaybird @ 2013-01-09 00:15 from q{Nf - click to readCan tell its all BS when they dont even give figures, its always just 2x more or 4x more which still wouldn't be so impressive.

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  • 2013-01-09 00:48
  • HCb3

That tells me Steve Balmer has successfully sold 500 devices. That is exactly 5X of his previous sale record of 100 Phones . . LOL :)
I am still waiting to see a single person in my surroundings owning or having interest to buy a Windows Phone. Even my friends who works at Microsoft Mississauga, ON office are tired of this block of plastic called WP8.

The problem with Windows Phones is they are so boring like dead fish. The phone rejects and repell user interest. How long you can watch those dull colors blocks . . so called Live tiles? who cares if tose are dead or alive (live). The half cut fonts on titles look ugly and irritating.
Microsoft needs another Bill Gates to redo their Phone Business. Steve Balmer better go back to his good old days Car Salesmanship business. I am sure he must be good at it . . Atleast.

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  • 2013-01-09 00:15
  • q{Nf

> In reply to moki @ 2013-01-08 22:56 from XuRE - click to readGOOGLE it or Bing it if your wp fanboy!!!! ;)

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  • 2013-01-08 23:57
  • QGtq

Dude In the mobile world wild microsoft has only 2%

In this link it show that the PC market is getting overtake by the mobile where Microsoft represent 2%

In europe Many corporation use Linux by the way and it growing very fast because it's more secure than Microsoft wimdow. Window has to much malware. Those Malware wil be transfer in WP8 also because same kenrel has W8. Virus everywhere with microsoft. Linux FTW!!!!

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  • 2013-01-08 23:53
  • QGtq

> In reply to Yuuup @ 2013-01-08 23:10 from 3ag0 - click to readI say you both are, cause 820 has never experienced that

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  • 2013-01-08 23:44
  • X3t0

> In reply to haha @ 2013-01-08 21:42 from Mfxa - click to readYour such a liar.Ive owned a lumia 800 and an 820.The 800 went faulty after a week and wouldnt charge and the 820 started locking up and developed a yellow tinge on the scree.All winflop devices ive used and my friends have tried have all had faults.Tried a gs3 and note 2 and ive never seen any lag.Your obviously a winflop fanboy whos telling lies

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  • 2013-01-08 23:10
  • 3ag0

I see people here comparing android with freedom and wp with jail. Some people even typed heavy language like liberty , life made easy blabla bla . Can any one explain me how android= freedom. And wp and wp = limited , restricted, jail. Plzzzzzzzzz.

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  • 2013-01-08 22:56
  • XuRE

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