Nielsen: Windows Phone finally grows in US, overtakes Blackberry

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Windows Phone has been stuck on 2% of the smartphone installed base in US for ages, making it look like the one country where the OS just did not have any impact or even prospects at all.

It seems the latest quarter has finally seen some movement in this, according to Nielsen’s data, with Windows Phone now finally taking 3% of the market, seemingly at the expense of Blackberry, who dropped to 2% of the market.

Much of the growth is due to Nokia of course, which grew from 1.3% of the market in Q3 2013 to 2%. HTC Windows Phones were now 0.4% of the market, down from 0.5% in Q3 2013, while Samsung remained static at 0.3% of the market.

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Nielsen says 70% of Americans now had smartphones, including 51% of over 55s.

The full report can be seen at Nielsen here.