BlackBerry's share of the smart phone market dropped by a third to 2.9 per cent, allowing Windows Phone to slide into third place after doubling sales from this time last year. The new lineup of BlackBerry 10 phones, beginning with the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, has clearly yet to capture the public imagination; but perhaps that'll change with the budget-friendly BlackBerry Q5 landing this summer. 7 million Windows Phones were sold in the period in question, more than 5.6 million of which were Nokia Lumia phones.
To put that into perspective, the Samsung Galaxy S4 constellation map - indigo iphone case alone has sold 6 million, Samsung phones make up 41 per cent of all phones sold, making it the biggest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, 162 million Android phones were sold in the first quarter of 2013, according to the figures from market research bods IDC, Separately, Google says it's now activated an eye-watering 900m Android devices activated in total, Apple sold a record 37 million iPhones at the start of 2013, a small rise over this time last year but not a patch on the growth spurts of Android and Windows Phone..
BlackBerry joins the lower-table likes of Linux and Symbian in seeing its sales slide. Symbian is doing particularly badly, sales slumping from more than 10 million last year to just over 1m in 2013. Is Windows Phone starting to mount a serious challenge to the iPhone and Android? What can rivals do to topple Android's dominance? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or run the numbers on our Facebook wall. Windows Phone has overtaken BlackBerry in the smart phone hit parade -- but Android still dominates the market.
In second place, iOS accounted for 39 percent of all impressions, up from 33 percent, That left the third spot to the BlackBerry OS, which saw its slice of ad impressions cut in half to 7 percent from 14 percent, Microsoft's Windows Phone also witnessed a drop to 1 percent from 3 percent in the prior year's first quarter, constellation map - indigo iphone case while Nokia's Symbian remained flat at 1 percent, Apple remained the dominant device maker by capturing 36.8 percent of all impressions, followed by Samsung with 27 percent, Android tablets accounted for 45 percent of all ad impressions among tablets, a gain of 96 percent from the year-ago quarter, Samsung's Galaxy Tab was the top Android tablet, followed by Amazon's Kindle Fire, Amazon reached seventh place among the top ten device makers thanks to sharp growth in its Kindle tablets and e-readers..
However, Apple was still tops in the tablet world, with the traditional iPad and the iPad Mini grabbing 54 percent of all impressions among tablets. Millennial Media generated the report based on its mobile advertising platform, which collects data from "tens of billions of monthly ad requests," according to the company. Google's mobile OS was the dominant platform on Millennial Media's mobile network last quarter, though Apple was the top device maker. Android scooped up more than half of all ad impressions seen by Millennial Media last quarter, according to the ad network's new MobileMix report.