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IDC has delivered their forecast for total smartphone shipments for 2014 and the results aren’t overly pretty for Windows Phone.  By the end of the year a total of 35 million devices will be sold, according to IDC’s quarterly mobile phone tracker. This stands in stark contrast to IOS and Android which have shipments of approximately 180 million and 1 billion respectively. Windows Phone…

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Analyst Colin Sebastian from R.W. Baird reports from a large survey of 1000 smartphone buyers that 5.3% of US buyers plan to buy a Windows Phone. Intent to buy (USA) iOS 43.8% Android 32.6% Blackberry 6.8% Windows Phone 5.3% Amazon Fire Phone 5% This number exceeds Amazon’s Fire Phone’s 5%, with the much ballyhooed device having been met with…

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What type of operating system will your next mobile phone have? Rewards company Jana Mobile, who concentrates on emerging markets, has posted the results from their survey of 1500 panellists in 9 countries on their intent to buy regarding their next smartphone. They found in quite a few countries interest in Windows Phone exceeded that of the iPhone.  This was…

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ABI Research reports that nearly 10 million Windows Phones were shipped in Q3 2013, with 165% Year on Year growth. Nokia accounted for 95% of Windows Phone market share. “The race for the third ecosystem is clearly favoring Windows Phone with 4% market share, over BlackBerry’s 1.5%, but there remains little opportunity for new market entrants to make a significant…

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Analytics company GlobalWebIndex, who gathers data from an international panel drawn from survey companies such as YouGov, Lightspeed Research and GMI, has reported on the results of their Q3 survey. They predict Android will hit 708 million users this year, followed by the iPhone at 233 million and the iPad at 165.72 million users. Of interest to our readers however is…

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We can count (briefly) China as one of the list of countries where Windows Phone has been outselling the iPhone, if we believe analyst Counterpoint Research, who released some figures regarding what is likely the biggest smartphone market in the world. According to the company 30 million smartphones were sold in August alone there, mostly low-end Android devices which took…

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Blackberry’s implosion has been become pretty public recently, but for many businesses the company is still synonymous with getting work done on the move. Analyst firm Gartner is now recommending those businesses, who still use tens of millions of Blackberries, should make plans to move off that platform post-haste. "Gartner recommends that our [BlackBerry enterprise] clients take no more than…

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