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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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IDC analyst and Research Director Francisco Jeronimo has been tweeting some details of their latest report on the Western European smartphone market in Q3 2014. He revealed that 36.8 million smartphones shipped in Western Europe in Q3 2014, representing 84% of the phones shipped to the region over the period. The Top 5 Smartphone Vendors in 3Q14 included Samsung with…

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It is well know than Windows Phone sells best on the low-end and now Francisco Jeronimo, IDC Research Director, has tweeted that the average selling price for handsets running the OS has continued to drop rapidly. Last year the average selling price of Nokia’s smart devices were 143 Euro ($182) and with many devices starting out t less than that…

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The IDC has released some numbers for the Middle East and African market in Q2 2014. Their data shows Nokia smartphones held 6.6% of the smartphone market in the region, down slightly from 7.2% last year, representing around 1.7 million handsets. The biggest winner in the region was Hauwei, which went from 2.6 to 9.5% of the smartphone market.  Samsung…

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Statista has compiled some information released by the IDC on the structure of the smartphone market in Q2 2014. The data confirms that both Windows Phone and Android dominate in the low end of the market, with Windows Phone slightly more so, at 58.6% vs 61.4% of sales being less than $200 per handset. 24.9% of Windows Phone sales are…

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Q2 2014 was a difficult quarter for Windows Phone, with few product launches of note and a difficult transition from Nokia to Microsoft Mobile. The results can be seen in the table above, with Windows Phone shipments as estimated by IDC dropping from 8.2 million in Q2 2013 to 7.4 million in Q2 2014, and Windows Phone dropping its market…

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The IDC reports that Q1 2014 was a quiet period in Australia, with a general reduction in the sales of all mobile phones, including a 20% drop in smartphone sales from the holiday quarter. "The smartphone market in Q1 was subdued when the initial hype over Apple’s new iPhone 5s and 5c tapered off from last quarter. Consumers were also…

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The IDC has posted some regional smartphone tracker data for India in Q1 2014, and it holds some mixed news for Windows Phone fans in the region. On the side of the good news, the Indian market continues to be the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific in Q1 2014, growing 186% YoY to 17.59 million vs only 31%…

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