Netcom: Windows Phone takes 8% market share in Norway in February, taking share from iOS and Android

Netcom sales ranking in Norway February 2012

  1. (1) Apple iPhone 4S
  2. (2) Samsung Galaxy S II
  3. (3) Apple iPhone 4
  4. (-) Nokia Lumia 800
  5. (9) Sony Ericsson ARC S
  6. (8) Samsung Galaxy 5
  7. (-) Sony Ericsson Experia Mini Pro
  8. (-) Galaxy Xcover
  9. (6) ZTE Blade
  10. (7) Sony Ericsson Active

Netcom, Norway’s second biggest carrier, has released some sales figures for February 2012. The Nokia Lumia 800 launched in the country on the 1st February, and the sales ranking shows that the Norwegian market has responded pretty well to Nokia’s marketing.

According to Netcom, the Nokia Lumia 800 helped Windows Phone take 8% market share in their sales channel, taking share from the very dominant Android and iOS, which had 49% and 43% share respectively. Note that unlike neighbouring Finland Norway did not have much loyalty to Nokia, and Symbian has a very small presence in the region.

The Nokia Lumia 800 achieved the 4th spot on Netcom’s top 10, behind the iPhone 4S, Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4 and Digi.no notes that this was the first time Windows Phone has had a presence in the top 10.

Netcom sales director Kristian Rena, said in a statement:

The newly launched Nokia Lumia 800 with Windows phone is taking market share from both iOS and Android. We see a growing demand for handsets with Windows Phone, in both private and corporate market, and expects further growth for these phones throughout the year.

It appears that the threshold to try new smartphones with new operating systems are lower now than before. Android will have a lot of credit for this, along with an increased supply of apps on the operating systems that compete with iOS, and a wider smartphone offers in both lower and higher price ranges, says Rena.

Digi.no wonders if sales will flag once Nokia’s massive marketing campaign ends – we suggest instead Nokia keep it up instead.

Via Digi.no.

Thanks Tord for the tip.

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