Gartner today released their report on Worldwide smartphone sales. As expected, Microsoft’s Windows Phone took over BlackBerry as the No. 3 OS with 3.3 percent market share in the Q2 of 2013. Nokia Lumia sales grew 112.7% in Q2 2013, thanks to widely available products at various price points.
Gartner’s comment on Nokia,
Nokia: Slowing demand of feature phone sales across many markets worldwide, and fierce competition in the smartphone segment, affected Nokia’s mobile phone sales in the second quarter of 2013. Nokia’s mobile phone sales totaled 61 million units, down from 83 million units a year ago. Nokia’s Lumia sales grew 112.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013 thanks to its expanded Lumia portfolio, which now include Lumia 520 and Lumia 720. “With the recent announcement of the Lumia 1020, Nokia has built a wide portfolio of devices at multiple price points, which should boost Lumia sales in the second half of 2013,” said Mr. Gupta. “However, Nokia is facing tough competition from Android devices, especially from regional and Chinese manufacturers which are more aggressive in terms of price points.”
Gartner analyst Gupta commented the following on Windows Phone’s market share,
“While Microsoft has managed to increase share and volume in the quarter, Microsoft should continue to focus on growing interest from app developers to help grow its appeal among users,”