In Germany, Microsoft‘s mobile platform hit 8.8%, which is only 1% below iPhone. Windows Phone reached 10.8% share in France and 12% share in Great Britain, this is the first time it has reached double figures in France and Great Britain.
Dominic Sunnebo, a director at Kantar Worldpanel, believes Windows Phone’s latest wave of growth is being driven by Nokia’s expansion into the low and mid-range market with the Lumia 520 and 620 handsets. These devices are supported by 16- 24 year olds and 35-49 year olds – key groups which look for balance in both price and functionality in their smartphone.
Android is still the market leader with 70.1% market share.
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