Sweet Smell of Success, Windows Phone is Latin America’s 2nd Most Popular Mobile OS!!!

| August 21, 2013 | 59 Replies

DSC02888While some people insist on debating whether or not Windows Phone has achieved the “third OS”  against BlackBerry, Windows Phone has been making some huge leaps in Latin America (namely Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Columbia). Windows Phone has made some giant leaps, seeing as it was still 4th place last quarter, but with over 12% growth this past quarter it is now ahead of iOS but still behind Android. Columbia is one of the countries with the highest Windows Phone adoption rate, taking up 25.6% of the market share!

Microsoft had set their eyes on becoming the number two mobile OS in the region by the end of 2013, but achieved the goal 5 months earlier says the director of WP Latin America, Liliana González:

 “during this year’s Mobile World Congress, we set ourselves the goal of being the second most widely used mobile platform in Latin America by the end of 2013, and we are overjoyed to be able to announce that these reports show that we have achieved this five months before the end of the year.”

This is definitely excellent news for the WP OS as well as Nokia who have a more than commanding lead with 86.9% of the OS to call its own. Now if only North America would follow suite eh?

Microsoft Blog

Thanks for the tip Viipottaja


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