when will it reach 5%?
"Windows Mobile was from Microsoft. It was closed source and proprietary.
The Windows CE operating system and Windows Mobile middleware are widely spread in Asia. The two improved variants of this operating system, Windows Mobile 6 Professional (for touch screen devices) and Windows Mobile 6 Standard, were unveiled in February 2007. It was criticized for having a user interface which is not optimized for touch input by fingers; instead, it is more usable with a stylus. However, unlike iOS, it supports both touch screen and physical keyboard configurations.
Windows Mobile's market share sharply declined to just 5% in Q2 of 2010. Microsoft phased out the Windows Mobile OS to focus on Windows Phone."
how high was wm/ce it before it dropped sharply to 5%? X-D
negative growth is still growth, right?
how much is msft losing on sales of the phone o.s.? rick sherlund of nomura doesn't say specifically, but apparently they aren't losing much. on just phones, that is:
"For the past few years, Microsoft reported the revenue and operating losses of Entertainment and Devices, which was the group that housed Xbox, Windows Phone, and those Android royalty payments.
That group always seemed to be profitable, but Sherlund says it's largely because of the Android money.
Sherlund says that if you back out the Android profits, Microsoft is probably losing $2.5 billion on Skype, Xbox, and Windows Phone."
wrong information from one analyst that is now not only stale but also debunked?
why would that make the stock take a huge jump like this?
did you read the, more recent, info from canalys? X-D or are you still totally spun in on the stuff, and nonsense, from saturday analgesics, the pain reliever for weakend speculators
any readers, please dig into the thread!
hey, don't stop now!
but come up with something that actually makes sense this time.
even if you continue to ignore all the articles i mentioned that refute the single one you kept harping on that was obviously wrong at least keep this thread visible. ;-)
gboxwood30, the shorters have to fill up the forum with political posts to try to drown out all the good news about Microsoft which shows not only how stupid they are, but also how pathetic and desperate they are. Keep posting!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
big claims have no substance. numbers are obviously wrong.
he harps on one article but cannot refute any of the ones posted in response.
wore his fingers to the bone to keep this on top and has now abandoned it. just gave up or got smart. read the whole thread and decide for yourself.
be sure to read all posts so you can see how wrong this claim is!
still under 4% after 3 years. that's not growth, that's methane generation from decomposition. blurp! there is something dead at the bottom of the pond! p.u.! ;-)
they were at 21% a few years back.
oh, i get it, fastest negative growth! try to get your details straight.
"We have been waiting rather long for it, and now Strategy Analytics has been the first major market research company to suggest more than 10 million Windows Phones have been shipped in one quarter.
Windows Phone outgrew the market, which only increased 45%, and doubled its market share to 4.1%. Windows Phone and Android were the only operating systems to grow share, at the expense of the iPhone and Blackberry.
Of Microsoft they wrote:
Microsoft shipped more than 10 million smartphones worldwide in a single quarter for the first time ever in its history during Q3 2013. Microsoft has doubled its global smartphone market share from 2 percent to 4 percent in the past year.
Microsoft grew its smartphone shipments by 178 percent annually in Q3 2013 and it is currently the world’s fastest growing major smartphone platform. Microsoft’s growth is almost entirely due to Nokia and its steadily improving Lumia portfolio across Europe, Asia and the United States.
However, Microsoft is clearly still at a low level of share worldwide and it is struggling to gain serious traction in several major markets like Japan, South Korea and Africa.
Given that Windows Phone has been able to maintain its growth for at least the last 5 quarters do our readers think it will soon close the 9% gap between it and iOS? Let us know below."
I think its very misleading about how many Windows phones could actually be sold. Nokia BOD plan was to get Nokia's handset devices sold to MIcrosoft, Stephen Elop as the CEO did not get behind a huge market push for the Windows phones, neither did Microsoft. The agenda was to get that handset division sold. One only has to ask why, in this day, with the competition in the smart technology fierce, exactly why does it make sense to throttle back Nokia's sales to exclusives like to AT&T first? Do you think Samsung will release a new model and only target AT&T? Why would you do an exclusive to AT&T when Verizon has more wireless customers? You do an exclusive to throttle back market penetration. Samsung doesnt do exclusives with Android products, and Apple has learned that it should release to all carriers at once as well. Do you think Microsoft will throttle back the phones when the deal is done? I dont think so, Microsoft will pursue all carriers equally. So dont believe that Windows phones couldnt have done better, because they could have. Nokia did the heavy lifting that Microsoft them to do in the way that Microsoft wanted it done. I find the logic troubling.
trying to cover up the 3.7 mio. figure with a big blob of p.r.-speak?
didn't work. X-D you just opened a new can of worms while not backing up your original claims. but don't stop. ;-)
if nokia sold 6.3 mio. a year ago as only one of 5 vendors then why did it take this long to get to 10 mio. in sales by all vendors, not just one? 0^8=
sounds to me like strategy analytics uses bing to get their numbers since 10 mio. is nowhere near 178% of 3.7 mio (which would be 275%) and is only about 160% of what nokia sold in q3 '12 and so even a smaller percentage of what all vendors sold in that qtr.
don't buy any whitepapers from those guys. :-D
that kool aid has cat pee in it. have another bucket of it tho if you like it. X-D