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Old 06-14-2011, 03:00 PM
Adan Galvan
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Default Windows Phone 7 Growth Forecast Updated

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS22871611' target='_blank'>http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?conta...Id=prUS22871611</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Microsoft's late-comer smartphone OS is expected to grow its market share from two per cent in 2010 to 3.8 per cent this year, a downward revision of IDC's previous forecast in March of 5.5 per cent.That's a relatively tiny share of the market, particularly for an OS that many people would consider a potential third rival to join in the battle between Google's Android and Apple's IOS, but the real strength of Windows Phone 7 will appear during 2012 to 2015, the report predicts, when IDC expects to see WP7 market share increase significantly to 20.3 per cent."</em></p><p>&nbsp;<img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1308016830.usr681.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>Analysts love to forecast, and the latest by IDC estimates that Windows Phone 7 will take second place with 20.3 percent behind Android with 43.8 percent&nbsp;by 2015.&nbsp; This is a slight downward revision from the previously estimated 20.9 percent.&nbsp; The disaster that is Symbian will drop from its current 20.6 percent all the way down to a measly .1 percent. This is of course expected, but it is still sad to see an operating system go extinct.</p>
 
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