Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile operating system might not have made quite the splash in the US market as much as Microsoft would have liked it to, as it remains far behind Android and iOS as the OS of choice among mobile devices. Well, things are looking rather rosy in different parts of the world, and just down south of the US, the entire are that we know of as Latin America boasts Windows Phone as the second most widely used mobile OS, at least according to the folks at IDC. in all of Latin America.
According to Microsoft’s press release, the second quarter of 2013 saw an overall 12% percent growth in Latin America when it comes to Windows Phone. It is also first runner up in Mexico, Peru, and Colombia. The percentage of Colombian Windows Phone owners happens to be 25.6% among smartphone users there, while other Latin American countries such as Argentina, Chile and Brazil, see Windows Phone sitting comfortably in third place. All of those rather impressive positions could be attributed to the affordable Nokia Lumia 520 as well as the higher end Lumia 920. Do you think that Windows Phone would see a similar explosive growth rate in other developing countries, or do you think it is a Latin America thing only? [Press Release]