According to a new research from Kantar, Windows Phone is growing at a slightly faster rate than Android, which is saying something considering the viral-like nature of Android’s growth. But that isn’t all. BlackBerry’s market share dropped from 2.6% to 0.9%, and Windows Phone grew from 3.7% to 5.6% in the first quarter of 2013. All these are U.S. figures only, of course.
A marketshare of 5.6% isn’t much, but a growth of 3.7% to 5.6% is about 66% increase and not inconsequential. I wonder what the global take on this is though. No doubt, we shall get those soon enough. It was also recently reported that Windows has captured 7.5% of the tablet market. While these figures are not earth shaking, they must be good news for Microsoft. And for Nokia too.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.