Back in 2012, BlackBerry’s then CEO, Thorsten Heins, expressed his belief and confidence that BlackBerry could overtake Windows Phone and become the third most used smartphone operating system, behind both Android and iOS.
Unfortunately the latest numbers released by comScore are suggesting otherwise. In fact it seems that in terms of market share in the US, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has managed to edge out BlackBerry to claim the number two spot, although not by much.
According to comScore’s numbers, Windows Phone currently owns about 3.2% of the market share in the US, while BlackBerry owns 3.1%. However Windows Phone’s market share was actually maintained from October 2013 until January 2014, while BlackBerry fell from 3.6% to 3.1%, representing a drop of 0.5%.
Interestingly enough it also seems that Android has dipped ever so slightly, dropping from 52.2% to 51.7%, while Apple saw a slight increase from 40.6% to 41.6%. We’re not sure if Windows Phone will be able to maintain their lead, so we guess we will just have to wait for the next quarterly figures to be released.
Then again given that we recently learnt that T-Mobile managed to convert a bunch of BlackBerry users to smartphones of other platforms, we have to say that the next comScore report probably won’t look good for BlackBerry.
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