Windows Phone outsells iPhone in Nigeria & 23 other countries

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Microsoft says that Windows Phone is currently the number two mobile OS in the following 14 countries:

  • India
  • Mexico
  • Italy
  • Chile
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Malaysia
  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • Ukraine
  • Hungary
  • Finland
  • Czech Republic
  • Greece

The tech behemoth also says that Windows Phone outsells the iPhone in the following 24 markets:

  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • Ecuador
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam

An excerpt from the official release:

In the third quarter this year, according to IDC, Windows Phone reinforced its position as a top three smartphone operating system and was the fastest-growing platform among the leading operating systems with 156% year-over-year gain. Windows Phone is the #2 smartphone operating system in 14 markets, and shipped more units than iPhone in 24 markets in Q3.

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My Comments

Sebi I told you people long ago that Windows Phone will eventually beat iOS to 3rd place in smartphones? I still dey look. I wonder though where Windows Phone currently stands in the Nigerian smartphone space: 3rd, 4th, or maybe even 5th? Anyone?

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0 thoughts on “Windows Phone outsells iPhone in Nigeria & 23 other countries

  • January 9, 2014 at 12:50 am
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    currently in Nigeria,WP is in the 3rd position. BLACKBERRY and ANDROID ain’t bitten yet.
    Am convinced they’ll soon take their position as the second leading Os in Nigerian smartphones market.
    I mean I can bet it.

  • January 9, 2014 at 7:39 am
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    Windows phone’s success in Nigeria has little to do with people’s love for the OS but plenty plenty to do with people’s unwavering faith in the “NOKIA” brand going back over 10 years deep.

    • January 9, 2014 at 6:20 pm
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      ^Co-sign

    • January 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm
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      Very true,even me am planning to buy lumia 520

  • January 9, 2014 at 8:43 am
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    I agree with Trae Zeeofor on this. The success of Windows Phone in Nigeria has very little to do with Windows Phone itself but rather more with the Nokia brand. again, Apple doesn’t even have a presence in Nigeria with phone dealer pricing their already overpriced iPhones to the roof. I wouldn’t have expected less especially with the introduction of the low-priced 520.

    Good thing that Windows Phone is garnering some momentum finally. They should push more of the low-priced Lumia models to take advantage of the momentum them are building and put some pressure on Android manufacturers. It would have even been better had Nokia been allowed to stand by itself rather than being acquired by Microsoft.

  • January 9, 2014 at 9:16 am
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    This was waiting to happen. Nevertheless, we are thrilled!

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