The year 2011 has become a distant memory to many of us as we enter the middle of February 2012. However, the 2011 worldwide smart phone numbers are still important because the numbers can indicate a lot about platform performance and market perception. Of course, as we all know, 2011 was ruled by Apple’s iOS platform and Google Android. But in a sea of several different smartphones vying for number 1, how did Windows Phone do in its sophomore year with Nokia backing?
Communities Dominate owner Tomi Ahonen, former 3G Business Consultant and head of Nokia’s Global 3G provides some very interesting statistics regarding how Windows Phone performed worldwide. From what it appears, Windows Phone has moved considerably beyond the now defunct Windows Mobile with a 5 million operating system market share increasing its OS market share from 2 million in 2010. Similarly, the Windows Phone OS base has also increased from 2 million in 2010 to 7 million in 2011.
While the averages note growth in the Windows Phone brand, not only in beating Windows Mobile, but creating market presence, Windows Phone is still at 1% market share with other brands (such as Android and Apple) dominating the global smart phone market. Placing this further in perspective, with all of the issues Blackberry has and the phasing out of Symbian by Nokia, their market share engulfs the Windows Phone market share and global reach astronomically. Overall, while the news shows growth in Windows Phone, Microsoft has a long way to go to truly be considered a dominant force in the smartphone wars.
In light of the news, tell us what you think about the estimated global numbers of Windows Phone. If you want to see how it truly stacks against other smartphone OSes, hit up the source link below. In fact, I highly recommend viewing the source link.
source: communities dominate