Friday, 18 May 2012

WP reportedly overtakes iPhone in China with 7% of market

By on 22:33

While 7% of the Chinese smartphone market may seem like nothing to get excited about (especially considering Android had a staggering 68.4% last time we checked), it is an impressive statistic if you take into account that two months ago, not a single WP-powered device was for sale in China.

Growth of this speed has only been seen in one other market so far: Nokia's backyard of Finland. Reports also indicate that WP is gaining tracktion in Russia too.

Furthermore, Michel van der Bel, COO of Greater China Region for Microsoft, claims that the campaign in China is only just getting started, with Microsoft having deployed a 2,500 person R&D team to focus exclusively on the Asian market.
We do take the explosive growth figure with a grain of salt, however, since there are hints that the original source may have misinterpreted the statistics to mean the entire market, as opposed to just one operator. For now, though, it seems that WP is getting some major love in China.


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