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IDC Still Expects Windows Phone 7 to Rank Number 2 by 2015

June 10, 2011 1 Comment

Many analysts have come forward with great predictions for Windows Phone 7 in the coming years. IDC, a market research and analysis firm has been one of the companies to release their prediction that Windows Phone 7 will claim the number two spot among smartphones by the year 2015.

In their latest press release, IDC has not budged in their stance. They still expect Windows Phone 7 to be number two in smartphone OS’s, behind Google’s Android.

Windows Phone7/Windows Mobile will benefit from Nokia’s support, scope, and breadth within markets where Nokia has
historically had a strong presence. Until Nokia begins introducing Windows Phone-powered smartphones in large volumes in 2012, Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile will only capture a small share of the market as the release of Mango-powered smartphones are not expected to reach the market until late 2011. Nevertheless, assuming that Nokia’s transition to Windows Phone goes smoothly, the OS is expected to defend a number 2 rank and more than 20% share in 2015.

The release of Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices has a lot riding on it. Microsof really has to buckle down and make sure that the releases of the Mango update and Nokia devices is as flawless as possible, because these analyst predictions are guaging these numbers by the expected success of these additions to Windows Phone 7.

Source: IDC; via, WMPU

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