Where in the World Are Windows Phones Outselling iPhones?
According to Kevin Restivo, an analyst at IDC, the countries where Windows Phone shipments exceeded those of iPhone during the fourth quarter were: Argentina, India, Poland, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine. A seventh “country” where Windows Phone shipments beat iPhone is actually a group of smaller countries, including Croatia, that IDC lumps together in a category called “rest of central and eastern Europe.”
Mr. Restivo provided some context, though, that slightly diminishes the scale of Microsoft’s success in those countries. Three of the markets — Ukraine, South Africa and “rest of central and eastern Europe” — are small enough that there were fewer than 100,000 Windows Phone unit shipments in the fourth quarter in each of them.
Just left Ukraine after 4 years there and lots of Lumia billboards also Nokia has great reputation! Now in Middle East and seeing a very nice and striking Lumia commercial on the OSN cable network, best commercial yet for any cellphone. All good!