Will the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Upcoming Overseas Release Make Inroads on Android and Windows 8 in Those Countries?
Thursday, October 17, 2013
The first launch on Friday, October 25 will have a European focus as the phone is available in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand.
Russia and other countries continue to be a top revenue source for Google Play at the expense of iOS and it will be interesting to see if the new iPhones will make an inroad in capturing back some of this revenue.
The new iPhones will also be available on Friday, November 1 in Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE.
With the Windows Phone platform’s #2 place (due in large part to the low cost Nokia Lumia 520) in several South American countries including Mexico, it will be worth watching to see if the buzz from the new iPhones will steal some of Microsoft’s thunder.
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