In a recent statement made by the IDC, it has clearly been mentioned that the Windows Phones will have a rather slow rise in the sales charts.
Recently, Microsoft has done a brilliant job by releasing Windows 10 for its devices. The Windows 10 preview version for mobile devices has also been rolled out and so far, the response has been overwhelming. Yet, IDC is of the view that the sales scenario will not be as bright as that of Android or iOS. But why is IDC saying this?
The IDC group has recently released some stats as prediction for the sales of Windows Phones. As per them, Microsoft will be able to do a huge business of about 31 million units approx in 2015. The problems would occur around 2019, when the number of Windows phones in use will be merely 43.6 million, which would amount to only 0.1 percent of the total market. This is low as compared to the 2.2 that it has been able to grab in 2015.
The statement also clearly blames this as business move that failed to be far sighted. The average selling price of any smartphone for Android is approximately $219. On the contrary, the selling price on an average for a Windows smartphone may be as low as $148. This was a deliberate arrangement to target the low budget crowd. It worked towards boosting sales rapidly, but in turn caused the OEM partner support to remain as it is. As a result today, the OEM support is very low and sales are expected to decline.
Experts are of the view that the Redmond giant might be able to make up for this loss by the Surface tablets in future, the sales for which are expected to see quite a good rise. Even today, the device, although expensive, has received positive views. It has been termed as a device that can replace laptops and if this is really to happen in future, the surface will be a highly selling device.
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