When Nokia first struct its partnership with Microsoft, the plan was to be the dominate provider for the Windows Phone platform. Well, that wish has come true as the Finnish-company is said to have taken up 50 percent market share of second-generation Windows Phone handsets, according to a new report from Occasional Gamer. While this isn’t a full representation of the entire market, this does give us some interesting insight into the usage of Windows Phone handsets in the real world.
The company snatched 45 percent of the second generation handset market, with most of that being the Nokia Lumia 800 and some the more recently introduced Nokia Lumia 710. The second biggest Windows Phone OEM is HTC, with 40 percent of the market, which is down from 55 percent for the overall market. But the Taiwanese-based manufacturer has something to hang its hat on, as the Radar is doing well with “wide distribution” in Europe and also the United States (on T-Mobile).
Honestly, if you’ve bet the house on Microsoft’s mobile operating system like Nokia has, then you better be the number one manufacturer to distribute the OS. We don’t know if these numbers are totally accurate, but what we do know is Nokia announced its Lumia line sold over 1 million units, suggesting that there are about 2.6 million second-gen Windows Phones out there — which is pathetically low for a platform as a whole but pretty good for a developer.
Our you guys impressed by these projected Nokia numbers?