Microsoft: Windows Phone outselling iPhones in 24 markets
Microsoft has told TechRadar that the company is witnessing some serious growth for its Windows Phone platform. Christoper Flores, director of communications for Microsoft, told the publication that attacks on "both ends" of the smartphone market were well under way (high-end and budget mobile devices) and we can expect to see further aggressive marketing should the deal with Nokia go through.
Flores shared statistics, which shows Windows Phone entering into second place in 14 markets around the world. Not only that, but the platform is also claimed to be outselling Apple's iPhone line-up in 24 markets, putting Windows Phone in the position of "fastest selling smartphone globally." While Flores failed to provide which regions were included in the statistics, he did note they were in emerging markets.
We've actually seen growth in previous reports from the likes of Kantar with Windows Phone surpassing 10 percent across Europe. The platform has also leapfrogged iPhones in Italy, according to the last batch of data we covered. Nokia has been aggressively marketing its low-end hardware, including the Lumia 520. This particular handset has proven to be a success within the ecosystem too.
Microsoft has stated they will provide more information on the statistics in the near future, we'll keep you all posted should we see more details emerge.
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