Europe developing a taste for Windows Phone

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A new report claims Windows Phone sales are picking up in Europe.

Microsoft's mobile platform now accounts for nine per cent of all smartphone sales in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Great Britain.

According to a study byKantar Worldpanel, Windows Phone has almost doubled its share of sales in the last year and is now within a percentage point of the iPhone in Germany.

The research also claims that Windows Phones accounts for 10.8 and 12 per cent of sales in France and Great Britain respectively, marking the first time the platform has had double digit sales in two major markets.

Android still leads the pack with a 70 percent market share that position may soon be challenged as growth slows compared to Windows and iOS.

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