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Monday, 04 July 2011 10:13

Windows Phone starts to regain momentum

Written by Fudzilla staff


25,000 apps, 17 percent of market in 2012
Microsoft’s fledgling Windows Phone operating system seems to be regaining momentum after an underwhelming launch.

Developers appear to be embracing the new OS and the number of apps is steadily growing. The Windows Phone Marketplace currently lists more than 25,000 applications, a major improvement over 18,000 listed in May and a meagre 4,000 in December. Despite the positive trend, WP7 is still a long way behind Android and Apple in terms of app availability.

This is a very positive development for Redmond and potential consumers. In fact, some Windows Phone 7 handsets are nothing short of bargains and you can get a very nice device such as the HTC 7 Trophy for under €200.

Analysts now project that Windows Phone will manage to seize about 17 percent of the smartphone market next year. Android and iOS share also expected to increase by 2 and 1 percent respectively, at the expense of Symbian and Blackberry.

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-4 #1 muppet show 2011-07-04 10:44
In other news, top selling WP7 phone in Amazon.co.uk's smartphone sales chart sits in 63rd place.

Apps are totally pointless if no-one's there to buy them. A lot of the WP7 handsets are actually being sold for a loss or at break-even point now ... still they don't sell.
 
 
+4 #2 Exodite 2011-07-04 10:58
17% of the US or worldwide market?

Either is a bit difficult to believe, the latter especially, but then again Android did explode pretty much over one year's time so who knows.
 
 
+15 #3 Nerdfighter 2011-07-04 12:43
For Nokia's sake, I hope this is true.
 
 
+3 #4 slideby 2011-07-04 13:31
Quoting muppet show:
In other news, top selling WP7 phone in Amazon.co.uk's smartphone sales chart sits in 63rd place.

Apps are totally pointless if no-one's there to buy them. A lot of the WP7 handsets are actually being sold for a loss or at break-even point now ... still they don't sell.


There must be enough some where
http://wmpoweruser.com/impossible-shoota-developer-made-30000-in-6-months-in-wp7-marketplace/
 
 
+3 #5 muppet show 2011-07-04 18:10
Quoting slideby:
Quoting muppet show:
In other news, top selling WP7 phone in Amazon.co.uk's smartphone sales chart sits in 63rd place.

Apps are totally pointless if no-one's there to buy them. A lot of the WP7 handsets are actually being sold for a loss or at break-even point now ... still they don't sell.


There must be enough some where
http://wmpoweruser.com/impossible-shoota-developer-made-30000-in-6-months-in-wp7-marketplace/


Wow. $164 a day. About the same as a middle management job at a retailer ... and this is one of the most successful and prolific WP7 developers.
 
 
+2 #6 redunion1940 2011-07-04 18:27
Yeah because working your own schedule not having a boss is such a bad thing. He is making $164 a day doing what he likes mostly on his terms. Not to mention Windows phone is a growing market, and with the mango update coming I expect sales to increase in bounds and leaps.
The Mobile OS wars will most likely come down between MS and Google. While Apple goes into its niche corner and make billions, because Apple realized years ago, you don't have to be the #1 seller you just have to have a really good profit margin.
 

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