Looks like Nokia’s decision to adopt Windows Phone may be starting to yield its rewards as the latest IDC statistics for the first quarter of 2013 has revealed Windows Phone ousting BlackBerry out of the Top 3 smart phone operating systems, taking the lead behind only Android and iOS.
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The statistics revealed that Windows Phone captured 3.2% of the market over BlackBerry’s 2.9%, giving it the third position in the top 3 ranking mobile operating systems. Windows Phone showed a growth of 133.3% from the same time last year, showing that Nokia may be making Microsoft’s platform a success. Android remain on top with a whopping 75% of the market with iOS trailing behind with 17.3%. Curiously though, Windows Phone overtook BlackBerry OS and not BlackBerry 10, the Canadians’ new offering, which only started shipping towards the end of the quarter, so Redmond may have to hold on popping the corks just yet.
A total of 216.2 million devices were shipped in the first quarter of 2013, up from 152.7 million in the first quarter of 2012, showing that smart phone adoption is fast expanding and may grow much, much more this year.