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BlackBerry OS to Fall Behind Windows Phone in November

By - Source: WMPowerUser | B 26 comments

Windows Phone stands to gain from BlackBerry OS's steady decline.

It's no secret that BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is in trouble. The company has been struggling for a while and is hoping to turn things around with its BlackBerry 10 OS. Meanwhile, Microsoft is going hell for leather in its attempt to match the likes of iOS and Android. The company is preparing to launch Windows Phone 8 this fall, and partner Nokia is set to reveal the first Windows Phone 8 handsets in a couple of weeks' time. Now it looks like Microsoft's Windows Phone OS might pass BlackBerry OS in marketshare as soon as November.

WMPowerUser points to StatCounter data in reporting that BlackBerry OS's falling marketshare may soon drop below Windows Phone. WMPowerUser says the projection is based on extrapolating StatCounter web usage data from the beginning of the year. If correct, it would make Microsoft's mobile operating system the number three mobile OS in the United States by November.

 

As it stands, StatCounter puts iOS (green) in the lead with 48.98 percent of the market. Android (pink) is in second with 38.76 percent, while BlackBerry OS (dark green) and Windows Phone (black) bring up the rear with 4.64 percent, and 1.23 percent, respectively. Last month, BlackBerry OS had 4.91 percent of the market (0.27 percent more than August), while its marketshare at the beginning of the year was 7.52 percent. If you wind that back a year, to January 2011, BlackBerry OS was sitting pretty in second place with 26.05 percent of the market. Android surpassed BlackBerry OS to become number two in February of 2011. This switch in positions was a result of Android's growth as well as the decline of BlackBerry OS. Windows Phone has grown from 0.72 percent to 1.23 percent since the beginning of 2012.

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    Kami3k , August 20, 2012 7:25 PM
    Getreal = another apple troll.
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    chuckydb , August 20, 2012 7:31 PM
    getrealMakes sense. Android was the closest thing to a competitor to iOS, so naturally it makes sense that people not interested in an Apple phone (not available on carrier / didn't want to pay for a phone) would default to whatever free device the carrier pushed. That and since Samsung released an iPhone with the Samsung logo on it, lots were duped into the same experience. At least Samsuck acknowledged Apple's superiority and took the coward way of copying the winner's formula.

    Seriously dude?
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  • 13 Hide
    Kami3k , August 20, 2012 7:25 PM
    Getreal = another apple troll.
  • 12 Hide
    chuckydb , August 20, 2012 7:31 PM
    getrealMakes sense. Android was the closest thing to a competitor to iOS, so naturally it makes sense that people not interested in an Apple phone (not available on carrier / didn't want to pay for a phone) would default to whatever free device the carrier pushed. That and since Samsung released an iPhone with the Samsung logo on it, lots were duped into the same experience. At least Samsuck acknowledged Apple's superiority and took the coward way of copying the winner's formula.

    Seriously dude?
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    willard , August 20, 2012 7:35 PM
    Quote:
    That and since Samsung released an iPhone with the Samsung logo on it, lots were duped into the same experience.

    Never actually used an Android phone, much less Samsung phone, have you?
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    fayzaan , August 20, 2012 7:43 PM
    you would have to be retarded and blind to not tell the difference between a Samsung Galaxy series and an Apple iPhone. I've tried both and prefer Android!
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    Vorador2 , August 20, 2012 7:51 PM
    WP might gain from BB decline, but the ones who will probably eat the most from their market share is Android since it has terminals with keyboard. iPhone is too pricey for the market BB is currently targeted to.
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    alexmx , August 20, 2012 8:02 PM
    Vorador2WP might gain from BB decline, but the ones who will probably eat the most from their market share is Android since it has terminals with keyboard. iPhone is too pricey for the market BB is currently targeted to.


    You forgot to mention that there are a wide variety of android models, that will most likely fit into every BB consumer taste.
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    getreal , August 20, 2012 8:05 PM
    willardNever actually used an Android phone, much less Samsung phone, have you?


    Had the G1 for a year. It was a lousy POS with terrible battery life, nonexistent OS updates, and poor build quality. Nowhere close to iPhone quality.
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    epdm2be , August 20, 2012 8:15 PM
    getrealAnd Microsoft has been actively pushing innovation and releasing a great new product.


    You dare to describe WP7 in terms of innovation and "brand new product". While in reality it is a Windows CE kernel (ancient 2002-based tech) with a rewritten Windows Mobile UI and severely crippled featurelist. They cut out all the good stuff to make it as closed as possible. Wp7 is a POS. You can´t even send a bloody ringtone from one phone to another. How crappy is that?

    I would like for everybody to stop glorifying Wp7. The reality is that users like me are DUPED. We whom spend 500 euro for a Lumia 800 in februari 20122 are dumbed like garbage in June 2012.



    I wish MS would have been able to snag Palm / web OS. That mixed with the new Microsoft stuff would have been an interesting platform!


    I would have liked that Microsoft STOPPED snagging anything and for once DEVELOP SOMETHING OF THEIR OWN. The maggots!

    Instead, we get the same, tired Apple clones from Samsuck.

    Samsung only sells because they FLOOD the market with stuff. Not just phones. But also laptops, dishwashers, washing machines, TV, bluray-players etc... AND they spend a fortune on advertising.

    The people whom care about Android DON´T buy crapsung. I DON´T!

    At least HTC tries to be different, but that's tough when the OS itself is a copy (a really bad and poor attempt at one), too.


    Android in itself IS NOT a copy of iOS. Samsung abused it to make an iOS-like UI on top of it. But that´s the price for freedom. Android is so open that ANYBODY can modify it with UI-"enhancements". In fact you complain about Samsung, what about Meizo with their Flyme OS! Though i´t doesn´t resemble iOS in looks but it DOES in underlyinmg usability.

    Soon they will relaise their phones and then what. If they´re NOT succesfull Apple will NOT sue them and if they are then Apple will sue their ass off. The fucking hypocrites.

    Hoping for MS success in the new mobile line.


    Frankly, I find that IF Nokia goes down (then that is CLEARLY Microsoft´s fault) then I HOPE Microsoft goes down with it! THEY FUCKED UP, They pay!
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    Zetto , August 20, 2012 9:06 PM
    Such a misleading use of statistics. Statcounter web usage data.... ever consider for a moment many BB user don't ever use it to access the web? We have thousands of BB in our corp, 0 Androids and 0 Iphones. It's used for secure email on a BES server after all, security the other 2 can't come close to, which is why IBM wants it. BB is going nowhere, though it may get new owners...
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    edlivian , August 20, 2012 9:17 PM
    i own galaxy nexus and galaxy s2, and these devices are amazing, i am not sure what samsung devices are being taled about?
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    samkl , August 20, 2012 9:18 PM
    Bases of competition for Smart phones had changed. When that happens, existing players are likely to go down and emerging entrants to succeed, until the next cycle.
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    rooseveltdon , August 20, 2012 9:18 PM
    getrealHad the G1 for a year. It was a lousy POS with terrible battery life, nonexistent OS updates, and poor build quality. Nowhere close to iPhone quality.

    Lol you don't deserve an intelligent response.
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    house70 , August 20, 2012 9:38 PM
    rooseveltdonLol you don't deserve an intelligent response.

    ROFLMAO, best one of the day, dude. He practically pwned himself, you didn't have to lift a finger. LOL.
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    house70 , August 20, 2012 9:46 PM
    ZettoSuch a misleading use of statistics. Statcounter web usage data.... ever consider for a moment many BB user don't ever use it to access the web? We have thousands of BB in our corp, 0 Androids and 0 Iphones. It's used for secure email on a BES server after all, security the other 2 can't come close to, which is why IBM wants it. BB is going nowhere, though it may get new owners...

    True that. Check this link for worldwide figures:
    http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23503312
    Or if you prefer the same source:
    http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-ww-monthly-201107-201207

    Limiting data to just North America is misleading. It's like saying Renault doesn't exist because they have no presence in the US.
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    jdwii , August 20, 2012 10:02 PM
    I had a Iphone and it costs a lot of money but then i got a nice Android and i love it, i can do so many things with it that the apple store blocks, you cant even Download the southpark app on the Iphone but you can on android, i can even play n64 roms for free. Not to mention i don't have to have itunes and this is the main reason Android is better then Apple. Not to mention for 200$ you can get a android phone with WAY more power in it when compared to the Iphone.

    Android is simply less strict on their market, and their phones have the best Price/Performance out their.

    Also my brother owned a Windows Phone and a Blackberry first of all a windows phone can do way more and typically windows phones have better hardware when compared to blackberry. But i still think they have a ways to go before they should be considered a TRUE competitor to Android and yes the Iphone.
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    getreal , August 20, 2012 11:19 PM
    SameSuck makes lousy products that are poor quality. I have two tvs with issues and a blu-ray player that refuses to play certain discs, despite current firmware. I have not owned a single Samsung branded product that didn't turn out to be utter crap.

    So yes, having invested almost $5000 in SameSuck products that have crapped out in
  • 0 Hide
    house70 , August 20, 2012 11:55 PM
    ...and a funny (but true) article about market share:
    http://www.xda-developers.com/android/android-continues-to-dominate-the-market-but-whose-marketshare-are-they-taking/

    Enjoy.
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    getreal , August 21, 2012 12:22 AM
    Hilarious and true article:


    Number one with a bullet, baby! YEAH! Apple is officially the greatest company EVER, and no amount of Android trolls can change that, LOL!

    Rough day for Android kids!
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    getreal , August 21, 2012 12:30 AM
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444443504577601672529621052.html
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