windowsphone_reinvented_14When it comes to smartphone platform market share, iOS and Android are currently dominating. Android has managed to nab first place followed by iOS, with Windows Phone and BlackBerry lagging behind. However this is based on overall market share and obviously there are markets in which one platform does better than the other.

Over in Romania, it seems that Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform is holding its own and has reportedly managed to overtake Apple’s market share in the region. This is based on data collected from GfK and confirmed by Vodafone and Microsoft in the country.

According to Vodafone Romania’s Bogdan Lerescu, he claims that sales of Windows Phone-based handsets have increased and are four times higher than that compared to 2012. What this means is that it puts Windows Phone’s market share in Romania over 10% which reportedly has let them beat out competition from Apple’s iPhone.

Unfortunately despite beating out stiff competition like the iPhone, it still places Windows Phone behind that of Android which is still dominating even in regions like Romania. Then again we guess it can still be considered a victory of sorts.

No reasons were provided as to why Windows Phone is outdoing the iPhone, but chances are with Windows Phone handsets typically being of the affordable variety, it might have played a role in capturing the market with its price.

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