Is Microsoft Really Outselling The iPhone In These Markets?

nokia lumiaMicrosoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone 8 operating system has not received the best reviews, in fact, it is often not even mentioned in tallies of top mobile platforms. This reality makes an announcement made by the company’s public relations head, Frank Shaw, on Tuesday a rather encouraging — if not surprising — revelation.

Windows Phone has had difficulties finding traction in a smartphone market dominated by Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android. However, in an official blog post published earlier this week, Shaw wrote that Windows Phone outshipped the iPhone in seven countries: Argentina, India, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, and group of smaller nations that includes Croatia and the “rest of central and eastern Europe.”

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To be exact, he said that “Windows Phone has reached 10 percent market share in a number of countries, and according to IDC’s latest report, has shipped more than Blackberry (NASDAQ:BBRY) in 26 markets and more than iPhone in seven.”