IDC has revealed that Microsoft’s Windows Phone has posted its largest share increase during the fourth quarter of 2013. In addition, Nokia continues to dominate the Windows Phone market with a 89.3 per cent market share.
‘Windows Phone posted the largest increase for both the quarter (46.7 per cent) and the year (90.9 per cent), with each nearly doubling the growth of the overall market. Nokia easily led all vendors with 89.3 per cent market share a testament to its expanding portfolio that addressed entry-level all the way up to large-screen smartphones. What remains to be seen in 2014 is how Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s smart devices will propel volumes higher,’ IDC says.