Windows Phone 8, WP8 Marketplace, Smartphones

Windows Phone fans finally have something to celebrate about as Kantar WorldPanel has revealed that Nokia phones like the Lumia 800 have shown wide demand in some countries in the three months leading up to mid-April. Windows Phone was up to between three and four percent in France, Italy, the U.K., and the U.S. In Germany, the Windows Phone market share nearly doubled to six percent in that short space of time.

Kantar pointed out that Android and iOS still successfully dominate the market of course. As we reported earlier this month, Google took extra ground in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and the US.

RIM continues to lose market share, as the BlackBerry maker’s share of the US was cut to a third of its year-ago glory at three percent, while it’s market share worldwide stands at six percent, down nearly 30 percent from last year.

Reuters, AppleInsider

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at