Nokia Lumia 800 release doubled Windows Phone installed base in the Netherlands

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While Nokia’s transition to Windows Phone 7 may not have had a massive influence yet on Nokia’s fortunes, they have certainly moved the needle for Windows Phone 7.

We have seen numerous reports of the Nokia Lumia 800 selling very well in the Netherlands, and data from Statcounter, which reflects but does not directly measure installed base, shows a massive boost in the number of active Windows Phones in the European country.

Prior to the release of the Nokia Lumia 800 market share in the Netherlands was basically flat, but took off pretty strongly with the release of the handset in week 46 of 2011.

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Similar data from UK shows a similar Lumia 800-related bump, boosting the installed base by around 33%.  It is however less easy to discern as Windows Phone 7 installed base has actually slowly been growing there.

Of course in terms of market share we are still talking about a fraction of percent, but growth in the installed base may actually be pretty dramatic, which means many more users buying apps, which can only help the ecosystem.

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