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Nokia (NOK) now has a 59% share of the global Windows Phone (MSFT) user base, per app analytics...

Nokia (NOK) now has a 59% share of the global Windows Phone (MSFT) user base, per app analytics firm Localytics. This compares with 21% for HTC, and 13% for Android giant Samsung. However, IDC recently estimated WP only had a 3.5% share of global smartphone sales in Q2. comScore just pegged WP's share of the Japanese smartphone base at 3%, compared with 64% for Android (GOOG) and (impressively, given top carrier DCM still doesn't sell it) 32% for the iPhone (AAPL).
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  • DeepValueLover
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    NOK had better leverage this opportunity soon before Samsung wakes up as WP becomes the defacto challenger to Android.
    21 Aug 2012, 01:19 PM Reply Like
  • Leont68
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    competition is good. I wish HTC and Samsung could wake up and sell more phones. Windows phone needs way more then 4 percent marketshare.
    21 Aug 2012, 01:52 PM Reply Like
  • qdmj6
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    The increase in market share of Windows operating system looks big in a situation, where Nokia has not been selling as well as it would have: consumers are waiting for the phone with windows 8. Although Windows has 3.5% global market share, it has year to year growth rate of 115.3%. With that growth rate it would take 3 years for Windows to get 35 % market share, and 4 years to get 75 % market share. This is just to illustrate the magnitude of the growth rate.
    21 Aug 2012, 03:27 PM Reply Like
  • grupoii
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    It's already clear for everybody, NOK will not go bankrupt : is back !!
    It may take 4 to 5 years to fully recover and give back to its shareholders its 30 dollar share value.
    22 Aug 2012, 09:48 PM Reply Like
  • Leont68
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    Yes, the bankruptcy fears have faded. Its all about the recovery now.
    23 Aug 2012, 04:51 AM Reply Like
  • grupoii
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    In addition to top of the line partner (MSF), technology on mapping, smarthphones and cameras, a very important factor on NOKIA's great comeback will be Russia's telcomm networks (Siemens Nokia) and cell phones (all kinds) growth markets in Russia, China and India. You will see the next three years. Price in three years: USD20
    18 Jul 2013, 08:40 PM Reply Like
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