comScore – Windows Phone share shrinking. Yes, shrinking.

comScore   Windows Phone share shrinking. Yes, shrinking.

The latest figures from analytics firm comScore are out and the news, based on these figures, is pretty bad.


The figures go all the way up to December 2012, when shiny Windows Phone 8 handsets like the Lumia 920 were sitting on shelves at the height of the festive season. Somehow though their share of “smartphone subscribers” dipped to just 2.9%, down from 3.6% at the end of September.

The Windows Phone 8 OS is being marketed heavily, but this could either be a sign that those early Windows Phone 7.5 adopters have decided not to upgrade to another Microsoft phone or that Windows Phone really isn’t grabbing as many new customers as hoped.

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  • Anonymous

    My heart bleeds. Seriously though, I don’t think we’re going to see any accurate figures as to whether the new MS handsets are successful or not until Q2 this year really. I get the impression they are selling a few more than last year at least. I seriously doubt they’re going to make any major impact, but I’m sure they’ll make a bit at least.

  • PJTOUCHHD

    Hi, I’ve just got a Lumia 920 from a SGSIII. I must say that I am really enjoying the experience, in fact in reminds me a little of when I had my HD2. I am also finding that I am using the phone more – not just continually updating everything as in Android. Not missing Android at all really…

  • Anonymous

    there seem to be so many conflicting reports about this it’s hard to know what to believe…