Nokia’s Lumia 920 is the most popular Windows Phone
Details from data collected by AdDuplex, reveals that Nokia handsets account for 80 percent of all active Windows Phone handsets worldwide, leaving a mere 20 percent of the market to other device makers such as HTC and Samsung. The latest data puts Nokia’s premium Lumia 920 handset above rival manufacturers’ handsets. Most impressive of all is that while eight of the top 10 Windows Phone handsets all belong to Nokia. The Nokia Lumia 920 is the most expensive Windows phone currently available and is top of the charts. The figures that I have had time to go through for the better of this afternoon also show that while the Windows Phone 8 platform has been slow to take off, it has almost caught up with the existing Windows Phone 7 market. Currently, Windows Phone 8 handsets account for 43 percent of all Windows phones. Its predecessor Windows Phone 7 has seen its share drop to 57 percent as at the recently released data.
The data doesn’t provide any actual device numbers as the information supplied by AdDuplex was gathered from 494 Windows Phone apps that use the company’s Software Developers Kit. The latest figures regarding global smartphone shipments suggest that Windows Phone 8 handsets currently account for 5 percent of the market, compared with Apple’s 21 percent and Android’s 70 percent. The Nokia Lumia 920 was the first smartphone to fly Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 banner. The phone has a 4.5in HD touch screen with a native resolution of 1280×768 pixels, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU as well as 1GB RAM and 32GB of inbuilt flash memory. The phone also has inbuilt features, photography and music capabilities to full versions of Microsoft Office and Outlook. Lumia 920 boasts a different look when compared to other Windows smartphones on the market and this latest data no doubt cements the phone as the best of windows 8 phones available.