Android and iOS dominate unit shares

by Volker Weber

"Instead of a battle for the third ecosystem after Android and iOS, 2014 instead yielded skirmishes, with Windows Phone edging out BlackBerry, Firefox, Sailfish and the rest, but without any of these platforms making the kind of gains needed to challenge the top two," said Melissa Chau, Senior Research Manager with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

The latest IDC numbers paint a very black picture for BlackBerry and a dark grey one for Windows Phone. A few thoughts of my own:

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I am sorry about BlackBerry. I like the "solution", but the fact they do not sell anymore Z10 or Z30 in Germany, I guess they don´t want to stay in business. Let´s see.

Hubert Michl, 2015-02-25

@Hubert: How many Z30 or Z10 do you need? You should still be able to get the Z30 in the hundreds, I am not sure for the Z10.

Abdelkader Boui, 2015-02-25

> But only Samsung is making any money

Is it still true? I thought LG and HTC are back in making profits.

Stefan Hempel, 2015-02-25

> But only Samsung is making any money

Stefan - they are all making profits. It's just that some have a 200%+ profit margin which many consumers refuse to support.

Ananya Gupta, 2015-02-25

Stefan, follow the link behind "dominate profit shares". The numbers are pretty obvious.

Volker Weber, 2015-02-25

Wieso muss ich grad an VHS und Video 2000 denken?

Stefan Beermann, 2015-02-26

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