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Microsoft's smartphone market share: sub 10 percent and falling

Aug 19, 2009, 17:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart Corner)

"Chris Jones, Canalys VP and principal analyst said: "Nokia, Apple, RIM and Palm have all achieved success by developing their own operating systems and delivering distinct devices and interfaces. Android customisation will further add to this diverse mix. As a result, new smartphones are front page news around the world...The main loser has been Microsoft's highly standardised Windows Mobile platform. Its smartphone market share has now fallen below 10 percent and the trend is likely to continue as many of its OEM partners, including HTC, Motorola and Palm, are focusing investment on other platforms."

"According to Canalys: Nokia maintains global lead, although its performance varies by region; touchscreens have become the preferred interface, representing 40 percent of all shipments; Apple's success continues, as the iPhone takes 23 percent of the North American market; and RIM continues to gain share, succeeding with its push into the consumer market."

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