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[Neowin] Microsoft claims to have seen "record sales of Windows Phone this holiday"

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We’ve seen record sales of Windows Phone this holiday worldwide, nearly doubling phone sales during Christmas week (YOY). In the third quarter this year, according to IDC, Windows Phone reinforced its position as a top three smartphone operating system and was the fastest-growing platform among the leading operating systems with 156% year-over-year gain. Windows Phone is the #2 smartphone operating system in 14 markets, and shipped more units than iPhone in 24 markets in Q3. Our portfolio continues to expand: from award-winning flagship devices like the Nokia Lumia 928/1020/1520, to affordable new innovations like the Lumia 520/625/1320 and Huawei W1/W2.

The following sounds very illegitimate or over estimated tongue.gif [besides the last part]
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Microsoft says the 14 markets where Windows Phone is currently the number two mobile OS are:

India
Mexico
Italy
Chile
Thailand
Vietnam
Malaysia
Poland
South Africa
Ukraine
Hungary
Finland
Czech Republic
Greece
The 24 markets where Microsoft says Windows Phone devices out-shipped the iPhone are:

Chile
Colombia
Czech Republic
Egypt
Ecuador
Finland
Greece
Hungary
India
Italy
Kenya
Kuwait
Malaysia
Mexico
Nigeria
Pakistan
Peru
Poland
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Thailand
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Vietnam
As usual when Microsoft provided an update on its Windows Phone division, the company did not offer any specific unit sale numbers of those devices.

How many of you got a Windows Phone this winter holiday?
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i bought a lumia 520 thumb.gif
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Still holding my 920. smile.gif Awesome phone is awesome.

One of my friends got a 520, another got a 928, and another got a 1020.

Twas a very Nokia holiday. smile.gif
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want a 1520 so bad.
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My girlfriend got a Windows Phone a couple of months ago.

It's pretty good actually, I really like it. So good for them (:
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Well, not where I live... I feel so hipster with my 920 tongue.gif
Good to see the OS (Nokia) doing well though, competition is good... now if they could just speed up their update cycle rolleyes.gif

Found a Nokia Lumia 620 for 99$ this christmas and my dad needed a GPS...
Well, let just say that he got an awesome gps!
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Still holding my 920. smile.gif Awesome phone is awesome.

One of my friends got a 520, another got a 928, and another got a 1020.

Twas a very Nokia holiday. smile.gif
Wow, I originally wanted windows phone but later decided I wanted more freedom the kind you get from a linux based OS such as android tongue.gif
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I bought a Lumia 520, it's really nice. I'm not too surprised they had record sales.
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Still no good window phone options on Verizon thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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i bought a lumia 520 thumb.gif

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I bought a Lumia 520, it's really nice. I'm not too surprised they had record sales.
Same.Bought mine two months ago.No Android phone can match its specs and features at the price.Simple unbeatable.
    
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