ABI Research reports that nearly 10 million Windows Phones were shipped in Q3 2013, with 165% Year on Year growth. Nokia accounted for 95% of Windows Phone market share.
“The race for the third ecosystem is clearly favoring Windows Phone with 4% market share, over BlackBerry’s 1.5%, but there remains little opportunity for new market entrants to make a significant impact on Android’s dominance,” comments senior analyst, Michael Morgan.
Android took 80.6% share of shipments, with Samsung taking 35% by itself, while iOS remained flat at 14% share.
Apple predicts it will ship 53 million iPhones in Q4, but senior practice director, Nick Spencer notes: “Even with a record Q4 for the iPhone, Apple is only expected to achieve 18.7% market share which is down from the 22.6% Apple achieved in Q4 2012, due to Android’s growing dominance and the importance of emerging markets.”
ABI Research estimates 438 million handsets and 244 million smartphones were shipped during the 3rd quarter of 2013.