The growth for Windows Phone surely looks promising (at least) as far as Credit Suisse is concerned.
Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garchahe predicted WP7 to hit the 13% market share in 2013 and 80 million WP handsets to be sold in 2012.
“We fundamentally believe that Nokia’s focus on Windows will allow the company to drive a recovery through 2012 in both its top-line and earnings”.
The reason is based on three key factors:
“First, we see sensible and aggressive pricing from the outset with initial Lumia devices priced between €180 to €300 to carriers. Second, we see decent support for Windows ecosystem as confirmed by our recent survey of carriers. Third, we believe that the quality of Windows platform is quite good, which, combined with Nokia’s brand, distribution, scale and [intellectual property] should enable it to capture smartphone share making it the third ecosystem behind Android and Apple.”
He surveyed 27 key executives at global carriers and reasoned:
“We found that 85% of carrier respondents believe that there is a need for a third ecosystem, with 77% noting that it will be Windows Phone/Nokia,” he writes. “Our survey also showed that both subsidy and volume share is expected to be markedly higher for Windows Phone over the next 12 months.”
He even researched the market before concluding that Windows has a bright future because of a committed OEM, a good product being sold at low prices and carriers who are willing to sell the phones to carriers.
We keep our fingers crossed…!!!
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