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Kantar: WP gains market share in US, BlackBerry falters

03 June, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Kantar: WP gains market share in US, BlackBerry falters - read the full textAccording to Kantar WorldPanel in the three months ending April 2013 Windows Phone powered 5.6% of the smartphones sold in the US market, while Android remained in the lead. The Google platform had a share of over 51.7%, while its closest rival iOS is controlling 41.4% of the market. Compared to...

 

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Don't compare the Ace.

You need a minumim of quadcore and 2GB.
The you'll see what true smoothness is.

That's the trouble.
People don't use their phones correctly and complain androids has lag when they don't use custom rom and kernel.

It doesn't have lag!
lag was something started by jealous WP users because it was fixed back in version 2.2. Just something they keep saying to feel better about been on old slow duo cores.

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  • 2013-06-04 08:38
  • uBSH

> In reply to droopy @ 2013-06-04 04:11 from KjYm - click to readAndroid is trash in low end and mid end with force closes, freezes, random reboots, random lag, and factory reset daily. Lumia 520 is the best low end phone out there with top ratings everywhere. Lumia 520 and 620 are game changers for Windows Phone.

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  • 2013-06-04 08:22
  • kg3T

> In reply to droopy @ 2013-06-04 04:11 from KjYm - click to readI take the Nokia Asha feature phone any day over an Android budget phone, i had the displeasure to own for 2 weeks the Galaxy Ace, what a junk...slow, random restarts, barely useable. I was naive to think that the Galaxy Ace could be a good backup phone. Wrong, I had to return it, so I changed for the Asha 311, only basic features but very stable phone.

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  • 2013-06-04 08:12
  • PvXe

5% is still dead water.


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  • 2013-06-04 08:04
  • PvYx

> In reply to Sandeep 3_16 @ 2013-06-03 22:01 from A7IQ - click to readWait...
Microsoft is going to buy Blackberry Software division
and sell hardware division to Nokia.

then we can enjoy...

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  • 2013-06-04 07:51
  • ijyk

> In reply to droopy @ 2013-06-04 04:11 from KjYm - click to read15 cents transferred to your account! Please confirm :P

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  • 2013-06-04 07:37
  • YQ$G

Not to sure why they didn't mention bb10 was not released in the us during the period of this survey - in fact the Q 10 is being released this week. Why would anyone buy the old phone when the BB10 platform was about to be released. Now if they continue to drop in next year's results I would be concerned - given the runaway success of the Q10 everywhere it has been released a drop would be unlikely.

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  • 2013-06-04 07:19
  • IxcL

If BlackBerry phones stop costing 50 trillion dollars each, I think sales will pick up.

I think a price drop (or two - or three) will help sales quite a bit.

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  • 2013-06-04 05:17
  • Fv4$

WP sales increased as nokia is offering it free, as nobody is buying that obsolete phone. Newest android such as s4 and htc one are not on this list. Moreover, there are many new android high end phones recently released that will appears in next report. Android is the king for next 5 years. Moreover, samsung is launched also low end android phones to remove asha nokia feature phones from the market. iOS iphone is not updated and next phone will be release at september. So, android is by far top1 in the world. Also what about tablets? android is the winner also against ipad.

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  • 2013-06-04 04:11
  • KjYm

> In reply to ramur @ 2013-06-04 02:37 from t7Xk - click to readNokia should make 1 android and see themselves bounce back and dominate the market. Maybe a nokia nexus, I already see the millions

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  • 2013-06-04 03:42
  • jnQQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-06-04 02:42 from w0Pt - click to readWell, to be frank, Windows Phone is not new. WP8 yes, but since it is still the similar kind of looks from WP7 - 7.5, people already know about it. If it is gonna get traction, it will already happened long time ago. But instead, things are still looking gloomy till now.

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  • 2013-06-04 03:19
  • QXNq

So obviously you caught the bottom for Blackberry in mid April when almost no Z10 and absolutely no Q10 were ever sold in dear America.

Tell me your next reports but I can give you a hint now: Blackberry shares of smartphone in US climb to 10% sharply due to storng sales of Q10 and Z10.

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  • 2013-06-04 02:52
  • j20s

So obviously you caught the bottom for Blackberry in mid April when almost no Z10 and absolutely no Q10 were ever sold in dear America.

Tell me your next reports but I can give you a hint now: Blackberry shares of smartphone in US climb to 10% sharply due to storng sales of Q10 and Z10.

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  • 2013-06-04 02:49
  • j20s

> In reply to Oncom @ 2013-06-04 01:12 from thua - click to readi already seen few, its just a matter of time, even iphone when it was first release you cant just see it too on the streets untill iphone 3gs and 4. wp8 is still new.

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  • 2013-06-04 02:42
  • w0Pt

please nokia get this microsoft out in your head, soon your soul ashas platform will be covered by this wp os. please try to make atleast 2 symbian os in a year. we missd the real nokia soul, nokia fans is dying, switching to samsung android.

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  • 2013-06-04 02:37
  • t7Xk

My brother were using android for 2 years, and he is fun of customizing his phone and downlading apps. but when he tried my wp8 which is a 720, he likes it. he said he doesnt get contented with his android phone, like changing the looks every other dday Lol and random lags and force close when opening HD games

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  • 2013-06-04 02:30
  • w0Pt

> In reply to Oncom @ 2013-06-04 01:12 from thua - click to readI have seen quite a few. Once you tried WP8, it's going to hard to go back to another OS. It's lag-free, super stable, reliable, no system crash, organized, consistent, and beautiful apps. Factory reset and freezes? don't have those on my WP8.

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  • 2013-06-04 01:45
  • kg3T

In term of percentage WP seems on the rise. But from people on the street, have you seen somebody using his/her WP..?

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  • 2013-06-04 01:12
  • thua

i dont think anyone will praise elop .

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  • 2013-06-04 00:54
  • kx@s

> In reply to No. 1 @ 2013-06-03 23:34 from Nt9C - click to readSource article mentions this for WP: - "Windows has begun to capture consumers from across the competitor set. Of those who purchased a Windows device in the last year, 42% came from a feature phone device, 25% from another Windows device and 23% from Android."

I don't think "all" is coming from the expense of Symbian and BB.

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  • 2013-06-04 00:37
  • tt1A

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