While Gartner and IDCâ€™s results were encouraging, we findÂ Windows Phoneâ€™s performance in some individual countries is where the OS shines the most.
Such is the case in Russia, where Euroset released some numbers for the full year, which once again shows Windows Phone as the fastest growing operating system, growing 313% in terms of shipments, 274% in terms of revenue, and only suffered a 9% drop in average selling price â€“ the lowest of all the operating systems, with even iOS ASP dropping 10% YoY.
In terms of absolute market share, Windows Phone now holds 5%, up from a mere 2% in 2011.
The smartphone market itself grew 69%, which Euroset in part attributes to Windows Phone, writing:
The positive growth of the smartphone market was achieved through devices based on Android and Windows Phone (include sales of smartphones based on Windows Mobile) “- says Euroset. Outpacing the growth of the smartphone market, Windows Phone sales grew by 313% ! In quantitative terms, it still makes up only 5% of the total number of units sold.
A wave of new cheaper Windows Phones will hopefully help sustain growth going into 2013, with the Huawei Ascend W1 hitting the market soon for less than 9000 rubles.
Read more at WinPhoneLive.ru here.