We’re sure many are wondering how the Microsoft Windows Phone platform will fare in the future after Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia. After all with Microsoft now having more control over how smartphones are made, we expect that they will be able to dictate better which direction the Windows Phone platform should shift. However in the meantime it looks like Microsoft is doing quite well, or at least better than before, as there are reports that Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has managed to command an impressive 15% market share over in New Zealand.
This is according to Microsoft New Zealand’s General Manager, Paul Muckleston, who revealed the figures at the TechEd 2013 conference. According to Muckleston, “Windows Phone for our previous financial year ending June 2012 was 2 per cent of the market […] For the full 12 months ending June 30 this year, it was 4.5 per cent. In the quarter that ended June 30, it was 8.5 per cent, in July it was 15 per cent, in the last 12 months we have got another 9 per cent share.”