Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Windows Phone sales expected to reach 45 million in 2013

Windows phone sale in 2013Windows Phone smartphones sales are expected to reach 45 million units in 2013 as predicted by ABI research. The year 2013 is predicted to be a boon for both Microsoft and Blackberry as suggested by the ABI Research senior analyst Aapo Markkanen. Blackberry will be able to ship 20 million units in the said year and there will be 5.5 million tablets running Windows worldwide.
The recent advent of Microsoft into the hardware domain with Surface Pro Tablet and its possible acquisition of stakes in Dell have enabled the analysts to make this bold claim. Blackberry has also been in the runt for the last few years and is expected to come of its stagnant state after launching Blackberry OS 10.
ABI Research also proposes that the global installed base of smartphones will be around 1.4 billion by the end of 2013. 57% are expected to run on Android and 21% on iOS as compared to the analytic stats of year 2012 which claim 70% of smartphones running Android OS. The firm seems optimistic about the market capturing ability of Blackberry X10 and Q10 which are aimed at capturing existing smartphone users.
The analysts’ beliefs and calculations may be close to the actual results but it will be quite difficult for Microsoft and RIM to recapture the market where Android and iOS are tied in battle already.

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