It seems that poor HTC can’t seem to catch a break, not only is Samsung killing them in the Android arena; but have even managed to outmatch them in WP sales, surprising I know. It’s always seemed as if Samsung didn’t really care about their WP line-up of phones, with a paltry selection of exclusive apps compared to Nokia, and an even smaller selection of phones. Interestingly however they still managed to sell over a million units last quarter (vs. Nokia’s 7.1 Mil) giving them a market share of 11.5% (I think this is WP8 market share and not 7+8? could be wrong though).
I find it weird that Samsung with almost no effort sold 1 million devices while Nokia struggled to sell 2-3 mil not so long ago, even though they pumped tons of previous marketing dollars into it. Is this the effect of riding Nokia’s coat-tails of WP success? Or has “Samsung” become a reputable brand name (god forbid). With Samsung in 2nd place HTC slipped down to 3rd with 4.6& and Huawei retained fourth with 2.3%.
Either way I think this is good news, seeing that if Samsung’s stake in WP increased they might take it more seriously, increasing OS awareness and bringing in more developers; what do you guys think?