Windows Phone topples BlackBerry and jumps to 3rd place in the smartphone market



Windows Phone from Microsoft grabbed a market share of 3.2 percent during the first quarter of 2013 and shipped 7 million Windows smartphones.  The figures signify a 2 percent jump from the figures of 2012 1st quarter during which 3 million shipments were made.

While it’s been a happy ride for Windows phone, the other smartphone brand Blackberry took a big toll during the same period. During the 1st quarter of 2013, market share of BlackBerry dropped from 6.4 percent to 2.9 percent. Shipments also dropped from 9.7 million to 6.3 million.

According to the IDC report, the gain by Windows phones as reflected from the figures is predominantly contributed by phones from Nokia. During the 1st quarter of 2013, 70 percent of all Windows phone shipment was accounted for Nokia.  As a matter of fact, since teaming up with Microsoft, Nokia has shipped 20.3 million Windows phones. The other vendors are also offering Windows phones but mainly as an alternative to Android smartphones.




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