Gartner estimates Windows Phone had 2.9% market share in Q1 2013, 120% YoY growth

Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Operating System in 1Q13 (Thousands of Units)

Operating System

1Q13

Units

1Q13 Market Share (%)

1Q12

Units

1Q12 Market Share (%)

Growth
(YoY)

Android

156,186.0

74.4

83,684.4

56.9

87%

iOS

38,331.8

18.2

33,120.5

22.5

16%

Research In Motion

6,218.6

3.0

9,939.3

6.8

-37%

Microsoft

5,989.2

2.9

2,722.5

1.9

120%

Bada

1,370.8

0.7

3,843.7

2.6

-64%

Symbian

1,349.4

0.6

12,466.9

8.5

-89%

Others

600.3

0.3

1,242.9

0.8

-52%

Total

210,046.1

100.0

147,020.2

100.0

43%

Source: Gartner (May 2013)

Gartner has released their estimates of worldwide smartphone sales in Q1 2013, and of interest to our readers is the performance of Windows phone in the period.

According to Gartner’s estimates 5.989 million Windows Phones were sold to end users in the quarter, up from 2.722 million a year ago, giving Windows Phone a 2.9% market share, up 1% from last year.

The number nearly matches sales in the holiday quarter of 6.1855 million, which is unusual for a consumer product in the post holiday season.

This number should edge up in Q2 2013, with the launch of both high end devices like the Nokia Lumia 928 and 925 and a range of cheaper devices such as the Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 all contributing.

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