Could Windows Phone Really Overtake Android as the World’s Top Smartphone Platform by 2015?

The outcome of a partnership that will see Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 as the operating system of choice for Nokia, one of the world’s top mobile phone manufacturers, has yet to have any real impact on the global smartphone market. At least one firm, Pyramid Research, thinks the combination could have Windows Phone ranking as […]

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The outcome of a partnership that will see Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 as the operating system of choice for Nokia, one of the world’s top mobile phone manufacturers, has yet to have any real impact on the global smartphone market. At least one firm, Pyramid Research, thinks the combination could have Windows Phone ranking as the top smartphone platform in the world by 2015. This goes right in the face of report, after report, after report stating otherwise. The number crunching of the likes of IDC, ABI, and Gartner all say Android will hold nearly 50 percent of the market by mid-decade. Their analysts admit Windows Phone will rise as a competitor thanks to Nokia, but put it only at second place with each firm predicting around 20 percent of total global smartphone market share.

Pyramid concedes that Android will be the driving force behind smartphone growth over the next five years, taking smartphones from about 27 percent of all mobile phones sold in 2011 to 53 percent of all phones sold in 2015. Why, exactly, they have chosen Windows Phone as the eventual top dog in the battle for smartphone supremacy is lost on me.

[via BGR]

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