Windows Phone on track to overtake iOS in Belgium says Microsoft


 Le Soir reports that, according to Microsoft Belgium, Windows Phone is about to overtake iOS in the Belgian smartphone market.

Speaking to the newspaper, Ervan Pouliquen, head of marketing and operations at Microsoft Belgium said Windows Phone held 12% market share in Belgium, close to the 19% iOS commanded.

Microsoft attributed Belgian success to  the popularity of Nokia devices in Europe and the good brand image of Microsoft and Windows in Belgium.

The 12% of smartphone sales was enough to loft Belgium into the top 10 worldwide destination for sales of Windows Phone, he said, behind Finland, the birthplace of Nokia, the Scandinavian countries, and a handful of emerging countries.

Windows Phone of course also has approximate 10% market share on a handful of key markets, including France, UK and Germany.

Other markets where Windows Phone was also doing well include Russia, India, Brazil and Mexico, with sales set to be helped further by the influx of new low cost smartphones from the 10 recently announced new OEMs.