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Windows Phone beating out iPhone in China

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 May 2012 23:19 User comments (2)

Windows Phone beating out iPhone in China According to Microsoft themselves, Windows Phone has just surpassed the iPhone in the world's largest market.
The software giant says the mobile operating system has taken 7 percent market share in the nation, beating out Apple's popular device at 6 percent.

Adds Michel van der Bel, Microsoft's Chief Operating Officer for the Greater China Region (via Cnet): "We've only just begun," with smartphone and tablet sales. Additionally, the company is looking to increase business sales.

While the figure is certainly a small victory, the company has Android to worry about. The popular OS is on 69 percent of smartphones in the nation leaving all competitors in the dust.

Microsoft's joint venture with Nokia has been a minor success in the U.S. but has fared poorly in other large markets like the UK.

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2 user comments

125.5.2012 9:45

WOW this is the beginning of the big take over of the smart phone market by Microsoft.

229.5.2012 22:53

Why am I not surprised ? M$ was a pretty big name in PDA market some years ago. I have used it for several years at the turn of the century and eas extremely happy with performance.

Add telephony capability + some standard internet features per current technology and you have the makings of a really smart phone. All they have to do is to not restrict software that can be installed AND keep the OS licensing fee at a reasonable level. No arm twisting either!

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