Windows Phone market share to double by 2018, says IDC

By Himanshu Arora ยท 9 replies
Dec 2, 2014
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  1. The market share of Windows Phone will double in the next three years, according to the latest report from the market research firm IDC. While shipments of devices running Microsoft's mobile OS will hit the 35 million mark this year, accounting...

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  2. LOL
    going from 2.7% to 5.6%...and it's going to take them 3 years! lololol :D

    I was one of those that actually made the plunge and got a Lumina 525 a bit over a year ago. A few days later I was happy to pay the $35 restocking fee to get rid of it and get a Samsung Galaxy 4 (which I replaced with a Note 4 about 3 weeks ago).

    btw, I'm very happy with the Note 4.

    I think I went on a Samsung advertising spree.... lol
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  3. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,283   +242

    If only microsoft would bring its promo with at&t (lumia 635 at 39$) to the Philippines. ;)
  4. Frank Barnett

    Frank Barnett TS Rookie Posts: 61   +6

  5. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    You're comparing a lumia 525 to a S4 and then a note 3?

    In other news, I replaced my AMD R7 260x with a Nvidia GTX 980 and I must say Nvidia provides by far the better experience. AMD is doooooomed, they just can't keep up.
  6. Chazz, yes I'm comparing the lumina windows phone and samsung android phone (the Note 4 was just a side note - no pun intended LOL).

    I don't think it would be accurate to correlate our comparisons since I'm really talking about usability/features, while the video cards are more of a performance oriented?

    I found that the WP was so closed, that I couldn't do what I wanted to do; and by far the biggest turn-off was the fact that I could not use the outlook on my computer with the phone (that's just 1 example) - this is something I was able to do with my very old windows phone.
    So thanks MS, but no thanks.
  7. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 857   +873

    If they offered a high end windows phone unlocked, like the 1520, id grab one. only the low end ones are avaliable unlocked, as the high end ones are verizon or at&t only....
  8. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    except you went for upgrades with increasingly larger screens and horsepower under the hood. Do you not think that maybe you wanted something different in a phone? You're just not gonna get the same experience when comparing items that are made of items/tech with massively different quality. Your one example here is nice, as it kinda tells something.

    I'm not saying you're wrong, but looking at your comment from face value told nothing other than you comparing flagship phones to cheap phones.
  9. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,306   +1,400

    As someone who has low end and high end windows phones, there are apps that you cannot install on low end phones due to hardware limitations.

    However, all I do is make calls and browse the web on my phone so I have no need for apps. If not having access to the latest facebook games bothers you, windows phone is not for you(speaking in general). However, if you want a stable phone that makes calls with excellent battery life windows phone is an excellent choice. Resource management is so good in windows phone I can often go 3-4 days on a single charge with my 1520. My dads 635 very close. Slower in launching apps but similar battery life.

    I just feel there is too much compromise in android for features that I, and many others, will never use.
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  10. The Big Cheese

    The Big Cheese TS Rookie

    Was this supposed to be satire? Do a Google search and you'll find a few years ago, IDC predicted 19% market share for Windows Phone (then it was called Windows Mobile) and the next year 11% and so on until they are now predicting under 6%. Every year they predict lower and lower shares without explaining how they were so far off with previous predictions.

    What is amazing is that companies pay toms of money for these predictions.

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