Kantar WorldPanel has released its smartphone sales share report for the three month ending February 2016. Windows Phone, as expected has lost sales share nearly everywhere.
In Five major European markets, sales share has dipped to 5.9% registering a staggering 4.2% decline Year-on-Year. In traditionally strong markets like France and Italy,
Windows Phone sales share seems making a slow and steady comeback in EU5 to the earlier 10% levels. From month of March to April 2014, it has seen its share growing from 8.1% to 8.4% as per the latest Kantar Worldpanel report. Check the March month report here. Some highlights
In a bit surprising but not unexpected turn of events, Nokia has released a press statement saying that the Nokia-Microsoft deal which involves the Nokia's Deceives and Services division will now be closed in April.
It seems Nokia has not yet been able to secure the approval from China, as the
Sometime back a Windows 8.1 Escrow RTM Build had leaked giving rise to the hopes of the RTM sign-off happening soon. And, it has already happened it seems. WZor has posted screenshots and the Build number which is the final RTM version to be released to manufacturers.
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A recent tweet from "Paul Thurrott" puts Windows 8.1 update 1 release to general public on 8th April. Developers will however be able to get their hands on the update one week before launch, as the update is hitting MSDN on April 2nd.
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Now coming to most controversial part of our report based on Adduplex data. Yes, predicting the sales of WP devices. So, first the necessary basic data.
30% skew in Adduplex data towards WP8 devices.
Now, assuming 3.5 million sold WP devices are not in active use now, total no. of active WP devices till
Adduplex's latest data for the Month of April is out and we can see following devices posting % points increase in market share over Q4 (March),
Lumia 520- 4.4
Lumia 720- 1.7
Lumia 620- 1.1
Lumia 505- 3
Which is about 11.2 % increase over March data (Shown below) for these devices. Including the skew
O2, UK has listed Lumia 720 as coming soon with April as launch time, and impressively bagged Red Lumia 720 as exclusive. If Lumia 920 is any indication then Red Lumia 720 may be one of the biggest seller color model !! Anyways O2 will get both Red and Black
Seems that Nokia is going for kill here and has decided to price Lumia 520 as low as Rs 10500. This is pretty much below normally expected price of around 11499 to 11999 INR for the device. Lumia 720 price has not been revealed yet.
Nokia India has finally announced Lumia
This is a typical Flip-flop situation !! The same Nokia rep which earlier confirmed Lumia 720's arrival to India in March has now informed that it is rather April, when one can expect the device hitting the stores. Frankly speaking March 1st week always seemed bit inconceivable for lumia 720, given delayed
Chris Weber, Nokia’s executive vice president of sales and marketing had confirmed in an interview that all three USA carriers AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile will get High-end, Mid-Range and Low-end devices in 2013. Now, a leaked T-Mobile roadmap shows low-end earlier rumored "Nokia Flame" device to be launched on 24th