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Windows Phone devices outselling Apple’s iPhone in 24 markets: Microsoft

Microsoft has claimed that its Home windows Cellphone devices at the moment are outselling Apple’s iPhone in 24 markets.

Microsoft’s director of communications, Christopher Flores has told TechRadar that the Windows Phone platform has now reached second place in 14 markets worldwide and that the Windows Phone devices are now ahead of Apple’s iPhone smartphone in at least 24 markets, although the company’s executive declined to give specific region details for its claims.

Flores further indicated that the Windows Phone devices have been doing well in emerging markets (that also includes India) where the iPhone has a high priced. In addition, Flores told TechRadar that with Nokia’s help, Microsoft is attacking both ends (high-end and budget) of the smartphone segment.

The Windows Phone 8-based smartphones are said to be outperforming iPhones in Italy, where the carrier subsidies make the Microsoft’s OS platform a good proposition, while in Spain the Windows Phone devices are expected to seize Apple’s second spot soon, according to TechRadar.

An earlier Windows Phone statistics report by AdDuplex for November revealed that Nokia dominates the platform with 90 percent market share.

The report noted that Nokia owned the Windows Phone device market, with 9 out of 10 Windows Phone 8 devices in use being made by Nokia.

Further, the report revealed that Nokia’s budget smartphone, the Lumia 520 was the most popular Windows Phone with 26.5 percent market share globally. Notably, the recently unveiled Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet was at nineteenth position in the Windows Phone 8 chart.

An earlier report had claimed that Microsoft was negotiating with Samsung for making Windows Phone devices, and in return would offer $1 billion to the South Korean manufacturer.

On Monday, a report claimed that Sony has tied-up with a Taiwanese company named ODM Compal Communications for no less than one or two Home windows Cellphone eight-primarily based sensiblephone devices. The record additionally printed that the order volumes for the preliminary one or two Home windows Telephone eight-based totally sensiblephones could be round ten thousand devices each and every. As well as, the document prompt Sony’s intentions to promote Home windows Telephone devices in the United States by way of telecom operators which might amplify the Home windows Telephone ecosystem for the market.