Windows Phone Outsells iOS in 19 Countries
More Quarter 3 2013 news, this time from researchers/forecasters Canalys which reveal that Windows Phone is now outselling iOS in 19 markets. Their numbers also show that while iOS and Android market share remained static, Windows Phone grew by 185% year over year.
Markets where Windows Phone lead iOS include Finland which has 39% share, Vietnam with 16%, Italy 15% Thailand and Turkey which both have 11% and Russia with 8%. Windows Phone are 2nd only to Android in those nations, with the exception of Finland where it leads.
Canalys also reveal that Windows Phone sold 9.2 million handsets in July, August and September. As we have heard from Nokia themselves, they sold 8.8 million of that number which means the Lumia share of Windows Phone sales accounts for an incredible 95.6%. Also, Samsung, HTC and Lenovo managed to sell just 400,000 Windows Phone devices between them in the last quarter.
Other interesting news from Canalys is that of the 250 million plus smartphones shipped in the last quarter, 56 million of them had screens with a display at least 5 inches, good news for Nokia, who have announced two 6 inch smartphones, the Lumia 1520 and 1320. We have also heard of an as yet unannounced Lumia 929 which should come with a 5 inch display.