Microsoft claims Windows Phone is outselling iPhone – in Fantasyland

“Apple has 0% share of the sub-$400 ‘budget’ smartphone market by sole dint of the fact it doesn’t sell a budget iPhone,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac.

“But hey, don’t let that get in the way of Microsoft trying to claim they are outselling the iPhone in the under-$400 market, which is sort of like saying that Louis Vuitton is outselling Apple in designer clothes,” Brownlee reports. “In an interview with TechRadar, Microsoft’s director of communications Christopher Flores said that Windows Phone was outselling Apple’s iPhone line-up in 24 markets globally. When TechRadar appeared skeptical, Flores admitted these were ’emerging markets’… in other words, markets where a phone needs to be super-cheap to succeed, and which Apple is not even targeting.”

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MacDailyNews Take: When the only way you can win is to compete against those who aren’t playing, it’s time to try a new game.

Microsoft. Employing an endless parade of delusional bastages for nearly four decades.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

38 Comments

    1. Delusional???? are you kidding me?
      I have see tons and tons of pink elephants caring Windows phones and not single pink elephant with iphones..
      Also I saw Mr. Mad Hatter using one..
      Men Mr. Ballmer, this shit is good. 😉

  1. Interesting how they completely ignore the iPod touch, which is the iPhone without the phone. It does everything else, including making phone calls using VoIP. So I’d say Apple has a healthy chunk of the sub-$400 market.

  2. FUD at its finest. When you have to resort to spinning like this, you’re pretty desperate. We might get our shorts in a knot when reading BS like this, but both the media and even Wall Street won’t be fooled. It only makes Microsoft look more pathetic. There was once a time when Microsoft would have gotten a pass for this, and its fawning collection of PC media lackeys would have gotten plenty of mileage with it (except for Rob Enderle, but that’s another story). Today however, crying wolf like this now falls on deaf ears.

    I can only shake my head and wonder, “what next?” That this even saw the light of day tells me that CES is a non-event this year.

  3. Microsoft has been lying for years, in hopes if they say it enough SOMEONE will believe it! One of my favorite OMG lies was from Bill Gates around 2007 when he said: “Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.”

    I just thought what drug is this man on? And who the idiot that is now going to believe that quote.

  4. Who cares what Microsoft does. I only care what Apple does. Besides, Tim Cook has said many times he cares about customer sat[isfaction], not number of units sold.

    1. Although it might not mean anything to you but the story was enough to spook Apple investors to sell off their shares while the rest of the stock market is well into the green. Very few people on Wall Street ever listen to what Tim Cook has to say or even worse, believe he is a liar.

      1. That’s all right, I never believed that Iraq was involved in second 9-11 terrorist act (not to be confused with the first 9-11 where foreign terrorists took over a democratically elected government) and I never believed that they had weapons of mass destruction and I never believed that Colin Powell was telling the truth to the UN.

        I do believe that Microsoft is getting it’s share of kharma, and so will Whore Street along with that puke of a terrorist nation that thinks it can get away with torture, illegal invasions, total disregard for privacy and a long list of etceteras.

        After all when you’ve totally lost the plot and the entire moral high ground there’s not much else you can do, unless of course you think you can change the game a be a wannabe threat to global security.

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