There is good news for Windows Phone out of Romania. Romanian newspaper ZF.ro cites a report from a market research firm GfK, which says that Windows Phone now holds a 10% market share in Romania. Sure, that number does not sound impressive, but it’s enough to outsell iOS and become the second largest platform in the EU country. This info is confirmed by Microsoft and carriers Vodafone and Cosmote Mobile.
Score one for Microsoft. They don’t normally beat out the iPhone. Bogdan Lerescu, Head of Terminals at Vodafone Romania to ZF said, “Sales of Windows smartphones were in 2013 four times higher than in 2012,” Vodafone is the second largest mobile carrier in the country at the moment.
In the end of 2013, research company Kantar Worldpanel also confirmed that Windows Phone had broken the 10% barrier in the EU. This is because, in general, Apple doesn’t perform very well in Europe. For instance, its market share in Germany, UK, France, Italy and Spain struggles to get past 15%. It is but a victory in a single battle, not a victory in the ongoing war, but they will gladly take it.
Source GSM Arena