Windows Phone is outselling the iPhone in 24 countries

This month Microsoft broke these areas down country by country and confirmed exactly where Windows Phone is specifically outselling the iPhone. The list reads as follows:

Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ecuador, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

Interestingly in 14 of these markets – Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, India, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam – Windows Phone has taken second place in the sector, stepping past former strongholds for BlackBerry and Symbian which had also previously edged out iOS.

Furthermore, the context for this data is solid. It comes from global smartphone sales in Q3 2013 by independent market analyst IDC, which also points out Microsoft only led iPhone sales in seven countries in Q3 2012. Sales are also up 156 percent during the last 12 months, triple Android’s annual growth and 6x that of iOS.

~ Gordon Kelly – Forbes

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Bought a Nokia Windows Phone in December to replace my iPhone and I have to say that I am very happy with it. The Windows Phone is ready for the US market, it has finally added some of the most popular applications to the Windows Phone store and the hardware and user interface is and feels superior than the current iPhone or Android phones.

Apple risks becoming the BlackBerry of 2014

So Apple, without a big-screen phone, risks becoming the BlackBerry of 2014 if it keeps its screens so small.

iPhone was once a great phone that offered the height of productivity in its day. But now its screen is too small, and its hostility to Android makes it too inflexible as a business device.

That’s why we believe Apple will come roaring back with a large-screen iPhone 6 launch this year.

Because otherwise, tiny iPhones will end up looking like dumbphones, or BlackBerrys, for business users.

~ – BusinessInsider Tech

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I believe this and unless Apple does something super interesting with the iPhone, then Android phones and even Windows Phones and Blackberrys will regain some of the market share and profits they lost to Apple’s iPhone years ago.

Mark Gurman tweeted this same headline from @SAI, but the moment I tried to copy the tweet’s link it was gone, apparently he deleted it but kept his following tweet shown below:

https://twitter.com/markgurman/status/422735813445550080

Pasadena CVB Unveils Free Smartphone App for Visitors Using BarZ Technology

The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the City of Pasadena, has unveiled its new GoPasadena Smartphone application for visitors. Visitors can download the free app at the iTunes App Store or Android Market now.

GoPasadena is a passport to all the fun, culture and urban allure that is Pasadena. Like an electronic visitors guide in an iPhone, iPod Touch or Android, GoPasadena enables visitors to plan their visit to Pasadena with the greatest of ease. It also allows them to explore the city at their own pace. Sigue leyendo