Sunday August 21, 2016

Windows Phone And Blackberry Head For Extinction

With iOS and Android combining for a record 99.1% worldwide market share in the second calendar quarter of 2016, things look grave for Microsoft and Blackberry, which see drops from 2.5 and 0.3 percent to 0.6 and 0.1 percent.

In real terms, shipments of Windows Phone devices stood at 1.97 million for the quarter, with BlackBerry at 400,000. Compare this to the 44.4 million iOS devices or 296.9 million Android smartphones shipped during the same period, and you see just how bad it is. Essentially both Windows Phone and BlackBerry are headed for extinction. It's not a matter of if this is going to happen, but when. This has some serious repercussions for the mobile arena.