A recent research carried from Strategy Analytics (a global, independent research and consulting firm) unveils that the Finnish giants Nokia has now become the top Windows Phone vendor in the world, leaving behind HTC, Samsung and all other big companies using Windows Phone platform.
In Q4 2011, global shipments of smartphones using Windows Phone operating system grew 36% sequentially to reach 2.7 million units. During Q4 Nokia shipped around 0.9 million Windows Phones, which was quite enough to achieve top position as world’s biggest Windows Phone vendor.
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Alex Spektor, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, said in a statement:
Global smartphone shipments using the Microsoft operating system grew 36 percent sequentially to reach 2.7 million units in Q4 2011. Microsoft smartphone shipments remain tiny, but they are showing tentative signs of growth. Nokia overtook HTC and others to become the world’s largest Microsoft smartphone vendor with 33 percent market share. Nokia’s global Microsoft smartphone shipments hit 0.9 million units, as distribution of its Lumia family expanded across numerous countries and operators.
Next week in Barcelona, Spain at Mobile World Congress Nokia is expected to announce two new models running Windows Phone OS, yet the consumers in U.S. are still waiting for their share of better Windows Phone 7 devices (like Nokia Lumia 900) to come.
Source: Strategy Analytics