Windows Phone outshipped iPhone in 24 emerging markets, according to Microsoft

Nokia-Lumia-520-2We’ve been hearing how the Nokia Lumia 520 has been the best selling Windows Phone of all time, but if Microsoft’s recent words are to be believed, Windows Phone, as a platform, is now outshipping iPhone in 24 markets. Before you jump to conclusions, the iPhone is not doomed, because it’s the emerging markets where the 3rd ecosystem is cementing its place, most likely behind Android in the first place. This is a decent achievement for the platform, but tells us more about Nokia rather than Windows Phone, because these markets are clearly influenced by their legacy supply chain, and hence the obvious sales. Microsoft recently floated this fact with TechRadar claiming that it is the fastest growing mobile platform right now.

According to previous IDC reports, it is indeed true. Windows Phone is outpacing the mobile phone market right now, and if it stays that way, it will soon reach a respectable market share, but as of now, it stays at 3.6% of the global market. Here is the list of countries in which Windows Phone is outshipping the iPhone –

Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Ecuador, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.

As you can see, it’s pretty understandable why, and most of it is due to the Lumia 520’s success we presume. Then again, we have to remember that the iPhone is not really the one to beat in these markets, it’s Android. Google’s operating system is currently ubiquitous and commands a massive lead over the other two operating systems, so it’s better that Microsoft iterate fast, steal some marketshare and then tout some more numbers. Until then, it’s a uphill climb for Windows Phone and it’s still going tough. Lets see what they have for us in Mobile World Congress this year, where we expect some radical announcements from the company.

via TheNextWeb

Author: Bharadwaj Chandramouli

Bharadwaj is a content creator who has been obsessed with technology since the early days of smartphones. He loves talking about tech, is a fan of good design and photography. You can follow him on Twitter @gadgetbuff_ to know what he's upto!