StatCounter: Windows Phone overtakes Blackberry in US web usage for the first time, growing strongly in UK

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Its the first of the month again, when we take a look at the various stats agencies on the web.

For Windows Phone it is generally good news. There seems to be a recent acceleration in Windows Phone web usage and presumably adoption worldwide, likely driven by strong sales of the Nokia Lumia 520/521.image

In US it seems Blackberry’s comeback has once again stalled, and for the first time ever Windows Phone has over taken Blackberry’s web usage on a weekly basis.

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It is in UK however where we see the most dramatic change. After being relatively flat for the last few weeks there has been a more than 70% growth in Windows Phone web usage in the last 3 weeks, seemingly primarily taking share from iOS.

This is on the same scale as during Christmas last year, and may be related to the discounting of older premium stock like the Nokia Lumia 920, and the introduction of extremely low-cost Windows Phones like the Nokia 520.

In terms of quarterly share, Windows Phone has so far added 16% compared to its Q1 2013 market share, which suggesting, very roughly, that around 8.5 million Windows Phones have been sold so far this quarter.

Overall the latest results suggest steady to strong growth which will hopefully see Windows Phone established further as the 3rd mobile ecosystem.

Thanks Arun and JamesSB for the tips.

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