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Old 03-09-2011, 11:00 AM
Richard Chao
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Default WP7 Platform Shows Strong Growth In Western Europe

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.idc.com/about/viewpressrelease.jsp?containerId=prUK22729011&sectionId=null&elementId=null&pageType=PRINTFRIENDLY' target='_blank'>http://www.idc.com/about/viewpressr...e=PRINTFRIENDLY</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The mobile phone market in Western Europe grew 3.2% year on year to 58.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2010, with smartphone shipments representing 44% of the total... Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 also showed strong growth, increasing 18% year on year and 100% sequentially."</em></p><p><img height="48" src="http://uk.idc.com/images/idclogo244x48.gif" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="244" /></p><p>IDC, provider of data to the financial market, has just issued their European Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report for 4Q2010. &nbsp;Google's Android grew&nbsp;1,580% year on year with sales increasing from 470,000 a year ago to 7.9 million units. &nbsp;Apple's iOS saw an increase of 66% in Q4 2010 when compared to Q4 2009. &nbsp;Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 also showed strong growth, increasing 18% year on year and 100% sequentially. &nbsp;IDC also stated WP7 received positive feedback from operators and end-users but its growth was limited because the OS launch was restricted to English only. &nbsp;Unfortunately&nbsp;hard numbers were not provided to go with the reported percentage growth.</p><p>Hopefully WP7 will continue to gain traction and its level of growth continue to increase. &nbsp;The platform's expansion to more markets in conjunction with more local language support and continued positive word of mouth will definitely help.</p>
 
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