Here’s some more evidence that 2014 is shaping up to be Windows Phone’s breakthrough year. Per Neowin, Microsoft has released a statement this week claiming that Windows Phone devices have out-shipped Apple’s iPhone in 24 markets, including Italy, Finland, Poland, India, South Africa and Nigeria. Also Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
What’s notable about the markets listed is that most of them are emerging markets where the high-priced iPhone has more limited appeal. This jives well with what we’ve been reading about the very strong sales of the Nokia Lumia 520, which is a budget smartphone that Microsoft has been pushing aggressively in emerging markets. Also Read - Top 5 Minecraft Mobile seeds to build a world and where to find them
Microsoft still has a long way to go in more mature markets where the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices are well established as the top players, of course, but this is still welcome news for a company that one year ago was really struggling to make gains in the mobile market.