Report: Windows Phone market share grew during July

While Microsoft doesn't talk publicly about how many of its Windows Phone products have been sold, there are some ways of getting at least a ballpark figure of the growth of Windows Phone. WMPoweruser.com has used the StatCounter service and claims that by examining their data, Windows Phone had a big jump during the month of July.

Their report claims that in Europe, the Windows Phone install base went up 24 percent in July, and now has 1.68 percent of the total smartphone market in that part of the world. France experienced the biggest boost, with Windows Phone going up 29 percent in July. Germany saw a 27 percent increase, while the UK saw an 18 percent increase this month compared to last month.

The United States also experienced a 19 percent month-to-month growth increase for Windows Phone devices. This may have been due in part to the decision by Nokia to cut the price of the Lumia 900 to $49.99 earlier in July.

With the launch of Windows Phone 8, along with new devices from Nokia, Samsung and HTC coming sometime later this fall, perhaps in November, it's possible that the growth rate for Windows Phone as a whole could take a breather until the new products arrive.

Source: WMPoweruser.com | Image via WMPoweruser.com

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oliver182 said,
That right there is just RIM slowly dying out /k

Honestly RIM was a bit of a joke. Only north Americans actually thought this company was the real deal because people in that part of the world didn't know Nokia had been making smartphones leaps and bounds ahead of RIM for many years. When Americans were using pagers the rest of us were using Nokia phones that had SMS and MMS. The only reason Blackberry's actually took off in overseas markets was because we always assume America is ahead of us when infact because of its very introverted mindset its not the case at all anymore.

THIS is going to be amazing. We will have three big players in the device/OS world. UIX research and innovation is going to be off the hook.

Accelerated increase, increase in July, who cares?! Growth is growth and for MS and the WP platform this is the first piece of positive news I've seen recently. Everything else has been slating the WP platform and more specifically Nokia.

yeoo_andy_ni said,
Accelerated increase, increase in July, who cares?! Growth is growth and for MS and the WP platform this is the first piece of positive news I've seen recently. Everything else has been slating the WP platform and more specifically Nokia.

Slating the WP platform? Where? All the reviews of the WP platform I've read recently have been positive, and everybody I know who's actually used a WP device is well pleased with it.

Perhaps you are referring to WP8? Well only idiots are crying about WP8 not be installable on current gen devices. WP7.8 is getting many of the improvements in WP8, including the new start screen. It's just not getting the stuff that requires new hardware.

Headline is incorrect. According to the data, WP market share grew EVERY month, not just July like the headline suggests.

"Windows Phone market share growth accelerated in July" would be correct.

andrewbares said,
Headline is incorrect. According to the data, WP market share grew EVERY month, not just July like the headline suggests.

"Windows Phone market share growth accelerated in July" would be correct.


Thats 100% correct, the graph shows an increase every month but merely a rapid increase in JULY

Edited by ingramator, Jul 31 2012, 9:16am :

andrewbares said,
Headline is incorrect. According to the data, WP market share grew EVERY month, not just July like the headline suggests.

"Windows Phone market share growth accelerated in July" would be correct.

Sorry, but "Windows Phone market share grew during July" is entirely accurate and correct. The fact that it doesn't mention the sales history of the platform doesn't make it incorrect. Also it doesn't "suggest" that it only grew in July.