Windows Phone is India's second largest smartphone platform: IDC

According to a recent IDC report Windows Phone is India's second most popular smartphone operating system.

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19 - Sep - 2013
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19 - Sep - 2013
Windows Phone is India's second largest smartphone platform: IDC

According to research firm IDC's latest mobile phone tracker report, Windows Phone has emerged as the second most popular smartphone operating system in India. The IDC June Q2 report reveals Windows Phone has 5.6 percent market share in India ahead of Blackberry and iOS.

According to the IDC report, Android rules the market with almost 84 percent of the market share. Windows Phone has 5.6 percent of the market share which is mainly driven by Nokia Lumia 520. The Lumia 520 is a budget Windows phone and accounts for nearly 67 percent of all WP smartphones shipped in India. Nokia offers a wide range of Windows Phone and offer exciting features like Office, Xbox Live, SkyDrive, Windows Phone Store and much more.

Manasi Yadav, Senior Market Analyst, Client Devices, IDC India stated, “Windows Phone powered Nokia Lumia devices have achieved a striking growth in their volumes within a very short time since their launch in India. With new Windows Phone devices getting launched at short intervals, we expect them to continue on this growth trajectory,”

Vineet Durani, Director – Windows Phone Business Group, Microsoft Corporation India stated, “Less than ten months back, when we launched Windows Phone 8 in India, we had set ourselves the goal of being the second most widely used smartphone platform in India, and we are excited to have achieved this milestone so quickly.”

Nokia offers seven devices in the Lumia range including the nokia lumia 520Where to buy 499 3499 5800, 620, 625, 720, 820, 920 and 925. According to rumors, Nokia will be adding a new WP to its range of devices with the Lumia 1520. Nokia has announced a new event on 22nd October via their official Twitter account which may be for the launch of the new Nokia Lumia 1520 codenamed Bandit. The theme of the event is “innovation reinvented.” The device is rumored to have a 6-inch display screen with 1080p resolution and a 20 megapixel PureView camera. 

Source: CIOL