Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:55

Windows is number three mobile OS in EU

Written by Nick Farrell



RIM better move quick


RIM’s delay of its Blackberry 10 has given Microsoft just enough time to steal its market share in the EU.

The Blackberry 10 was delayed until next week and RIM have not really released anything significant for ages. While Microsoft had always wanted to take RIM’s market share this year, it probably did not expect it to be handed on a plate so easily. According to the latest figures from Kantar WorldPanel ComTech for the 12 weeks leading up to Christmas Day show Microsoft Windows Phone handsets representing 5.4  per cent of sales in the five leading E.U. economies of Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. That is more than double the 2.6 per cent  for the same period in 2011.

RIM's BlackBerry, meanwhile, dropped from 10.3 per cent to 4 per cent over the same period, leaving it 1.4 per cent behind Microsoft’s operating system. Microsoft’s gains appear to have  come at the cost of both BlackBerry and Symbian devices. Symbian sales have understandably taken a nose dive since Nokia transitioned to Windows Phone starting in February, 2011.

However it is possible that everything could change next week when RIM finally releases its new phone and has something to counter attack with.  The question is, will Blackberry 10 be too late?

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments