In today’s quarterly financials Microsoft revealed that the company has sold only 4.5 million Lumias, with revenue 49% less than last year. Microsoft sold 10.5 million Windows Phones in Q4 2014, in what now appears will be the high water mark for mobile Windows.
The number takes us all the way back to Q3 2012, which is the last time so few Windows Phones were sold. With IDC saying 399.5 million smartphones were sold in Q4 2015, that gives Windows Phones a 1.1% market share for the quarter and 1.9% market share for the whole year.
The data also suggests that the installed base of Windows Phones will soon dip to less than 50 million, if it has not already.
Q1 2016 may see further declines in Windows phone market share, with no significant launches besides the Lumia 650 in sight, and Q2 and Q3 will likely be much worse with no launches at all, suggesting we may see low fractional market share numbers approaching those of Blackberry.
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