Windows Phone to overtake iOS in 2015
MS swallows smartphone share
Nokia's ever-expanding friendship with Microsoft means that come 2015, the Windows Phone platform will overtake Apple's iOS as the world's second most-favoured operating system after Android.
That's according to research firm IHS iSuppli, which this week forecast a positive outlook for the Finnish phone giant.
According to the market watcher, Android was on 47.4 per cent of the smartphones that shipped during 2011, with iOS at 18 per cent and WinPho on just 1.9 per cent of the super handsets.
But, thanks to Nokia's adoption of Microsoft's platform, WinPho will have gained 16.7 per cent of the market in 2015.
Source: IHS iSuppli
This will leave Apple with a 16.6 per cent piece of the pie. Android will have scoffed up even more of it by then, accounting for 58.1 per cent of the market in 2015.
But the real losers will be RIM's BlackBerry OS, Samsung's Bada, Linux and other smartphone operating systems. Last year, they had a combined share of 32.7 per cent, said iSuppli. Come 2015, their share will have plunged to 8.6 per cent.
iSuppli reckons Nokia's new Lumia 900 smartphone will boost the company's presence in the US. The LTE-equipped handset will be able to tap into Americans' keenness on 4G tech.
By next year, iSuppli believes, Nokia will have a 62 per cent share of the entire WinPho range, which should help the Finnish outfit claw back a reasonable chunk of a trade it once dominated.
The claims draw parallels with those made by market watcher Gartner, which said Microsoft will have a 19.5 per cent share of the smartphone market by 2015 in comparison to Apple's 17.2 per cent. ®
Pack it up RegHardware, you've officially lost your mind and need to put down.
Repeating nonsense numbers from a deranged crystal ball gazer as a news story of any kind utterly damages your credibility as a professional website.
Delusional .... to be continue.
"your a bit thick"
The fucking irony!
rate of change / direction of change
and i think that is the problem here. the WinPho platform is far too new for any meaningful statistics to be drawn
but then, as we all know, analysts never bother themselves with facts or even realistic estimates. they don't earn money by saying "it's quite exciting, but we'll have to wait and see how it turns out". instead i'm sure they get paid to throw bones in the air and then shake a magic 8 ball.
it's no coincidence that the beginning of the word analyst and the end of the word bullshit are so closely related
This bit of creative statistics palm reading sponsored by Micro$oft
Delusional would be a good way to put it...
But its also proof of concept that you can get anything repeated in the hall of mirrors that is modern media, if you have enough cash.
A lot of people don't think about method and means of propaganda anymore. Since WWII, the subject seems to be dead, as if propaganda had gone away with the nazis... but its evolved into a greater monster and the lies haven't become any less blatant.
There's really only one news aggregator left, since AP bought Reuters. Find out for yourself who owns that. And guess how easy it is to manipulate the news from that single bottleneck.
But everybody who even comes close to realizing there's something wrong quickly takes the blue pill, hoping to forget by the morning.