Microsoft Surface RT Is The Top Windows 8 Device

By Vamien McKalin | Nov 18, 2012 12:54 PM EST

Windows 8 devices might be finding it difficult to break through in a way Microsoft would have liked, but all is not lost. As many would expect, the most popular Windows 8 PC among consumers right now, is the Microsoft Surface RT tablet computer, according to AdDuplex.

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One important question arises, who or what is AdDuplex, and why any information from this source should be taken seriously. AdDuplex is a cross promotion network for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 applications. In fact, it is the largest company in this field so when it comes down to the numbers. AdDuplex should have a pretty good idea of what is going on behind the scenes.

AdDuplex findings are pretty impressive. So far, the Microsoft Surface RT tablet computer has a 11% control of the market, which makes it the number one Windows 8 device right now. Not surprising since the Surface RT launch and advertisement is exceptionally larger than what other competing manufacturers have mustered.

Despite the Surface RT being the top Windows 8 device, Microsoft is not the top manufacturer here. That title goes to HP, formally known as Hewlett Packard. Microsoft sits at 2nd place above Dell and Acer. If this continues, the software giant could be in for a mighty backlash from OEMs and regulators.

When it comes to Windows Phone devices, surprisingly, the Nokia 710 is the most popular. This could be attributed to the price of the handset compared to the likes of the Lumia 800 and Lumia 900. The top 4 handsets on this list is all from the Nokia Lumia line of Windows Phone handsets. The recently released Lumia 920 sits at 8th place and is expected to rise to the top due to its early success at retail.

Not surprisingly, Nokia heads the Windows Phone food chain with a whopping 68% share of the market. HTC has grabbed the second place with 17% while Samsung is struggling with 11% shares. While this is good news for Nokia, it is not helping the company to escape the rut it is currently in.

Windows Phone 8 is expected to grow substantially during the course of 2013. If Nokia can continue holding on to pole position, the company might find that light it has been looking for at the end of the tunnel.

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