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IDC/Appcelerator: Windows Phone Now Clear No. 3 in Mobile – Moves Ahead Of RIM

November 14, 2011 No Comments

Tons of people expect great things from Windows Phone, especially now that Nokia is running full steam ahead with Windows Phone devices. That looks to be translating into numbers, at-least on a developer standpoint as Appcelerator/IDC just put their numbers from a report that surveyed 2,160 Appcelerator Titanium developers from November 2-3, 2011 on perceptions surrounding mobile OS trends and priorities.

Microsoft is now the clear No. 3 choice for mobile developers as it managed to get 38% of developers who took the survey.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 also decisively moved ahead of RIM’s BlackBerry OS to become the clear number three mobile OS behind iOS and Android. Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 is building strong European developer enthusiasm thanks to its Nokia partnership. Developers and businesses gave high marks to these strong moves, which contrast sharply against BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry’s QNX-based PlayBook, and webOS, all of which collapsed in interest with developers this past quarter. Below are the topline findings from this quarter’s report

  • Windows Phone 7 separated from the pack to become the clear number three mobile platform this quarter. The OS climbed 8 points to 38% of respondents saying they are ‘very interested’ in the platform, the highest ever for Microsoft.
  • Microsoft is enjoying symbiotic success with Nokia. When asked why developers are more interested in Windows Phone 7 now than a year ago, a plurality (48%) said it was the Microsoft/Nokia partnership. Nokia also received high marks from its new Lumia Windows Phone 7 smartphone announcement last month, with 28% of developers saying they are ‘very interested’ in developing for the device. This is more than double the interest in Nokia’s own Symbian and MeeGo OSes since Appcelerator began reporting mobile platform interest in January 2010.

Hopefully these numbers translate into sales numbers really soon.

Source: IDC/Appcelerator, wmpu

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