Recent rankings from an independent source, Canaccord Genuity, have revealed
that the two new top end Windows Phone 8 handsets – the HTC 8X and Nokia
Lumia 920 have not met the same fate which their predecessors met with in the
case of market sales. Nokia 900 and Nokia 800, both had received really positive
reviews, both by customers and experts as well. However, they did not contribute
to the market share as speculated by analysts.
It has been over two months since the first Windows Phone 8 handsets were
released in the market. It should be good news for HTC and Nokia that their
flagship products could maintain their grounds during the month of December,
2012 in terms of sales. Windows Phone 8 is a fairly new operating system and it
has to do a lot of catching up, in terms of features and market share to become a
third ecosystem after iOS and Android.
The Nokia Lumia 920 stayed rank three on the AT&T services after the iPhone 5
and Samsung Galaxy S3, which is pretty good when you have strong contenders
and wider options from the Android market; and even more better when the
phone runs on a not so popular smart phone operating system. The HTC 8X also
maintained the same rank for the T-Mobile sales, after the Samsung Galaxy S3
and Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
The important thing to note here is that December is a time of festivals in the
United States where there are a lot of attractive deals offered by shop keepers
to customers, who are willing to throw money in their festive mood. Windows
Phone 7 campaigns have already shown that the operating system is capable of
dethroning the top end phones of Android and iOS, even with lower specs. The
Windows Phone 8 has been lucky to ride on this reputation so far.