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Is it time for the big players to move aside?

Whether you want to communicate via social media channels or check out spread betting with IG, you can do so with the latest smartphone devices. These days, everyone seems to have a portable gadget glued to their hands, with the iPhone being one of the most popular models …

Windows Phone continues to fade away

I’ve called it the death of Windows Phone. We knew it was losing market share but then things started getting worse. In March it was all over for me. Yes, the OS is good. Yes, the phones are good, but there was a lack of love from Microsoft. …

IDC publishes another load of analyst prediction guff

Here is the smartphone market share according to IDC. Have a look at that purple line. That’s Windows Phone. As you can see, for 3 years, it’s not really moved a great deal. I’m not going to say anything more about that. I wish Windows Phone was more …

The Windows Phone market share roller coaster ride

Got yourself a Windows Phone? Know anyone with a Windows Phone? Yeah. There’s a problem isn’t there? See, low-cost handsets were doing well for Microsoft and Nokia. Those Lumia 520 devices were doing well for a bit, and MicroNokia has since followed up with some Android devices which …

Latest US market share figures released

The latest Operating system figures for the US have been released by Kantar. Unlike the Android figures posted earlier today there are some real surprises for the latest quarter. Operating System 3 months to Feb 12 3 months to Feb 13 Change +/-  iOS  47%  43.5%  -3.5%  Android …

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 …

Lenovo outsells Nokia….the shape of things to come?

Market research firm Canalys today revealed the news that Lenovo has sold more handsets worldwide than Nokia for quarter three of 2012. Whilst the main mitigating factor would have been the impending launch of the new Lumia 820 and 920 handsets this signifies just how big a downfall …

Windows Phone On the Rise?

New figures published by Kantar Worldpanel reveal that Windows phone is finally on the rise.  Helped by Nokia’s new range of Windows Phone handsets they now have a 6% market share in Germany and 4% in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and the US. Android however stretched their …

Windows Phone. It’s time for some home truths

Hmmm… Reviews for the Nokia Lumia 900 over in the USA are certainly mixed. What seems to be coming across isn’t necessarily the hardware either. The specs aren’t as good as other handsets, but Windows Phone doesn’t necessarily need it. Strangely, over here in Europe, the Nokia Lumia …

Numbers are everything… Can Microsoft reverse the trend?

Figures recently released  by comScore reveal a telling story regarding market share for the major smartphone manufacturers in the United States. Perhaps the biggest suprise is the fall of Microsoft’s share of the market from 5.2% in November ’11 to only 3.9% in Februrary ’12. Microsoft can only …

Predicting the future of mobile

Last week some rather interesting figures dropped into our mailbox from iSuppli. The research firm states that, by 2015, Windows Phone will overtake Apple’s iOS. With Android still marching ahead, forecasts state that Microsoft will gain 16.7% market share, with Apple coming in at 16.6%. Now, I’ll be …

Android almost doubles UK market share according to report

Just in case you weren’t aware, Android is continuing to rise in popularity. Research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows the sheer seismic shift in the market share for Android. Android now has a 47.1% share of the smartphone market here in the UK, with BlackBerry some distance behind …

comScore figures hold no good news for Microsoft

Back in March Android leapt to the top of of the comScore chart but we also spotted the start of a very worrying Microsoft slope. The Micorosft share according to the March numbers showed a drop in share from 9.7% (October 2010) to 8% (January 2011). Back then …

Windows Phone – Troubled times for Microsoft

The figures for actual Windows Phone sales to customers have, at the very best, been a little … “sketchy”. In January we were told that two million devices had sold, but that referred to units going out to stores, not the amount of phones ending up in customer …