Saturday, March 24, 2012
Mobile phones with Microsoft Washington, United States
Survey for SmartPhone : Sales of smart mobile phones with Microsoft Washington, United States - Windows software have surpassed those using Nokia's old Symbian system in Britain, research Survey showed on this month, a sign of progress in Nokia's switch to Microsoft software. Data for the three months to mid-February, after the launch of Nokia's Windows-based Operating System Lumia 800 model, showed Microsoft's market share rose 5-fold to 2.5 percent in the British market, which is market considered an indicator of Europe-wide trends. Market share for Symbian decreased to 2.4 percent from 12.4 percent a last year, according to Kantar. While data showed the market is increasingly dominated by Google's Android Operating System with a 48.5 percent share and Apple with 28.7 percent, Kantar said it represented a milestone for Nokia's adoption of Windows Phone 7 (WP7). "There are strong signs that W.P-7 Nokia handsets are starting to make an impact on the European smart mobile phones market though US sales, where the Nokia brand is weaker, remain underwhelming," Kantar analyst Dominic Sunnebo said in a statement. "The fact that WP7 sales have overtaken Symbian based on one handset is encouraging; however, Nokia will need to expand the range quickly in order to keep up with the slew of next generation competitor products being launched in quarter two." Lumia 800 took 87 percent of Windows Phone sales in Britain, according to the research group. The Windows Phone share of the US market shrank to 1.6 percent in the One year, from 3.5 percent a year earlier.
Source: The Economic Times