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Windows Phone's Dull Ring

When is losing market share a good thing? When it's only 0.1 percent. Comparatively, the last time share had been measured it had fallen over 22 percent. Thus is the fate of Windows Phone 7.

At 1.5 percent, Windows Phone 7 has a market share that only a masochist would like. Hey, at one point it was up to a still-anemic 2.7 percent, according to Gartner tracking.

In the latest numbers, Microsoft came in sixth in the overall smartphone OS market. Here's how the rest rank: Android is tops with over half the market, Symbian may be dying but it still has over 16 percent -- half of what it had the year before. Apple is third (I always find this surprising given its image, but iPhones are expensive). Microsoft actually got beat by an operating system I had never heard of: Bada. Apparently it's an OS used by Samsung,

While the numbers aren't there, the future may be brighter, as my next item indicates.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/18/2011 at 1:18 PM


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