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Windows Phone 7 starts at 5% Smartphone OS Market Share

Oct 11 2010, 1:42am CDT | by , in News | Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 starts at 5% Smartphone OS Market Share
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Microsoft is launching Windows Phone 7 officially today. Microsoft is coming back to the smartphone OS wars, which it actually never left. Microsoft currently holds 5% of the global smartphone OS market share with Windows Mobile according to Gartner research. Windows Phone 7 would need to gain 9% to catch the Apple iPhone and 12% to take on Android according to Gartner's smartphone OS research. More details on the numbers related to the Windows Phone 7 launch can be found on Reuters.

Despite the current positive sentiments towards Windows Phone 7 the long term success is still questionable as Android and iOS based phones have a decent head start. More Windows Phone 7 News.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

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