Windows Phone To Overtake Blackberry Marketshare In November?

Oh, how the mighty Blackberry has fallen as Windows Phone prepares to overtake Blackberry’s third place market share position in November of 2012. It’s not terribly surprising given Blackberry’s stale OS and lack of exciting new products, not to mention delay after delay for their upcoming Blackberry 10 platform.

While Windows Phone has yet to take off in ways Microsoft would have hoped or truly capitalize on Blackberry’s fall from grace, it’s still an incredibly solid platform with great appeal. With Windows Phone 8 on the horizon, we can be sure that Microsoft is prepared to make yet another go at mega-million dollar marketing plays.

The latest numbers from StatCounter show that in the next three months, Windows Phone will overtake Blackberry. Of course, these numbers are based on current sales patterns of Windows Phone, to say nothing of any spikes that might be achieved from Windows Phone 8 launches.

StatCounter has been able to project the November 2012 marketshare shift by extrapolating web usage data from the beginning of 2012 up to the current day and as we can see from the chart above, things are looking very, very bleak for Blackberry.


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  • MacRat

    Winner in the sub 10% market share race.

  • MarcusDW

    Microsoft is gonna have SO MUCH bragging rights.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Yep. I can see Spokesperson Elop now, “see, We at Microso…, erm, Nokia, told you that Windows Phone is the Ecosystem to believe in”

      Can’t wait for the bragging to begin. It’s going to be a riot

      • Eanfoso

        I wish elop could be fired, retired, impeached or whatever, bc of that asshole we lost meego, the nokia n9 was going to change everything, but now it’s part of the past, all bc this moron decided windows was better o.O

    • Wilma Flintstone

      also… WHAT’S UP P-Steezy?

      • MarcusDW

        Aint much.  I just picked up an Android tablet finally, the NEXUS 7!!

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Oh thats cool. Thats a sweet tablet. There’s no reason to buy any other tablet if you’re going the Android route.

          You can spend $400+ on a skinned android tablet that will get updates later or spend $200 on a Google tablet that will get updates when Google releases them.

          Google pretty much killed the competing Android tablet makers when they did that.

        • MarcusDW


          I thought that the redesigned Note 10.1 would have been THE tablet for me but nope, this one has everything I need.

          Manufacturers must be scared sh!$less that their competition is a high end LOW cost tablet.

        • Eanfoso

          It’s all about size really, plus don’t forget the android freeze up’s, a friend of mine has the galaxy tab 10.1 (the one apple managed to ban in the US) and after months of use it sucks big time, unresponsive and lost all smoothness ics had brought for it, even though it was cheaper than an ipad, I still wound up with an ipad, not because I like apple (I hate the iphone, I love android) but bc my android choice was going to be the galaxy 10.1 tab and I cannot stand things that freeze up!! I did my homework and that’s how the ipad is still way better, idc that much for ui in a tablet, but I do expect responsiveness from it, I use it mainly for school and books, not so much on the game part lol but yeah, now if the ipad with it’s responsiveness after almost a year of use (I have the ipad 2) were to be an android tablet, my god it would be a dream come true lol plus my ipad doesn’t get hot at all!! Lol

  • Tortionist

    If Black Berry actually puts out the 2 super phones this year like was leaked, as well as go with the totally different OS then they might actually be able to keep from going down.

    • 21stNow

       Research in Motion has pretty much admitted that the new BlackBerry OS10 devices won’t come out until next year.

      • You mean they HAVE admitted, not pretty much admitted.  They’re projecting Q1 2013.

    • illegaloperation

      I don’t see anything super about those phones.

  • Gouv

    Not really much of a bragging achievement considering RIM has basically fallen without a parachute from the stratosphere. But either way… Go windows phone!!!

  • Thecityboy781

    Google should buy Rest In Motion I mean Research In Motion

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Google should buy all the companies that aren’t doing so well right?

      Then what happens when Google buys them all?

      • Josue

        One OS to rule them all!!

      • illegaloperation

        The FTC splits Google into three companies.

  • Eanfoso

    screw both research in motion and microsoft, it’s all about meego OS, nothing compares to it, if it wasn’t for shitty microsoft doing an agreement with nokia there could’ve been hope the n9 would’ve made it to t-mobile, since it’s HSPA + 14 mbps along with penta band (yes it has the 1700/2100 band) I hate microsoft for that reason, I can’t believe I got my nokia n9 from mexico, wtf they even have better phone selection

    • Wilma Flintstone

      MeeGo is the number one OS in my opinion as well. Nokia did a phoenominal job with their Harmattan UI over MeeGo OS.

      Now I want to see what Jolla can do with MeeGo.

      MeeGo will be a frontrunning Competitor.

      • Eanfoso

        Eh meego is discontinued man :/ the new asha 311 looks kind of like meego but not quite lol

  • Azzdumb

    All the android phanbabies are crying in their huggies over they thought of any competition to their holy android.
    Android phanboys the new obnoxious apple phamboy

    • Awwww look at the Apple fanboy making himself look ridiculous as usual.

    • HeLLo

      Come on kid if you’re going to be posting like a stupid apple fantard at least make some sense.Funny thing is Apple IS the one who is afraid of competition suing the crap out of every android OEM.And learn to post in english or better yet don’t post at all since your ignorance is sad really.

  • HelloAmaze

    Good black berry just needs to be taken behind the old shed and put out of its misery

  • MatthewMurawski

    Android and iOS for life!!! (Until something better comes along or one fails or something…)

    • None

      You are so correct.

      Never again Samsung… OMG, I love my GSIII

  • Meh.  I still have high hopes for BB10.  As long as RIM handles the launch correctly, and actually ADVERTISES the phones, I think they’ll have a winner.

    Also, David, if RIM *does* pull through, I really hope you’d be willing to cover the launch, reviews, etc.

    • Harddude5

       Give it up. Blackberry is done.

    • MarcusDW

      When did you switch to VZW pantless?

      The smartphone game is a bicycle with training wheels on it.  Can you guess who the two little wheels are?

      • I’m back on T-Mobile after a very expensive stint on VZW. Screw that! I’m happy to be back.

    • illegaloperation

      I am glad that you have high hopes set on BlackBerry 10 because I don’t.

      • Think of it this way – RIM was once a smartphone giant. Now they’re pretty much dead UNLESS they produce a spectacular product. It will be interesting to see what they come up with full well knowing that this will make or break the company.

  • Therealmikebrown

    Just wait.
    You’ll soon see a Blackberry app in the Android and Apple stores.

  • Afrozepher . . This is how WP looked prier to the launch of WP8 when compared to Blackberry. Maybe they’ll over take BB early next year. . .but no way in November. . .of course by next year BB10 will be available. . .then it’s anyone’s guess how it will go down. . .