Windows Phone 8 shipments could explode by 150 per cent in 2013
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform could beat Android and iOS for growth in 2013, according to reports
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform could be the biggest grower of all mobile platforms in 2013, according to research.
DigiTimes Research claims that Microsoft’s mobile platform could grow as much as 150 per cent during the coming the year.
That figure, which does seem wildly ridiculous in the cold light day, does, however, also include shipments of Windows 7 and Windows 8-powered devices. Take out these factors and you could perhaps wipe at least 90 per cent off that figure.
Should Microsoft do the business, however, and ship the predicted 52.2 million units then it will acquire 6.1 per cent of the smartphone market, claims the report. Android is tipped to ship around 600 million devices and increase its share of the space to 70 per cent.
Apple will take second place in 2013 behind Android will a 20 per cent stake of the market.
RIM’s BlackBerry 10 platform, according to the report, will only account for around 3.7 per cent of the market by the close of 2013. If this turns out to be the case, which is still very much open to debate in our opinion, it’ll mean Microsoft has won the battle for that all-important third spot behind Google and Apple.
What’s most surprising about all of this though is that DigiTimes has now branched out into research. God help us all…