When it comes to smartphones, we constantly see the rise of both iOS and Android platforms that have gained over 90% of the smartphone ecosystem and forget about the other mobile platform. However, with Nokia scoring record breaking sales with its Lumia device in Q1 2013, the Windows Phone platform has finally taken over BlackBerry as the third most dominant mobile platform in the smartphone ecosystem.
According to market research firm IDC, during Q1 2013 Windows Phone (WP) devices accounted for 3.2 percent of all smartphones shipped around the world, while BlackBerry (BB) devices made up 2.9 percent of the market. Even though the percentages are very low, it’s quite a bump for WP devices compared to its last year’s share of 2.0%. On the other side, BB has faced a decline from the previous 6.4%. See how others did in the first quarter of this year below.
As you can see from the chart that even though WP has secured the third spot, it’s nowhere near Android or iOS, which accounts for 92.3% shipments combined. With Nokia’s dedicated and exclusive commitment to WP platform, it’s clear that the Finnish smartphone manufacturer would be able to garner more users towards WP platform platform as unlike Samsung – who has its hand on both Android and WP Platform – Nokia has consistent focus on only one platform. Have you ever tried out a WP smartphone? How was your experience with it?