Latest comScore Data Spells Trouble for WP7

by mjfern

comScore Reports January 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share

The latest data from comScore spells significant trouble for Microsoft in the smartphone market. Despite launching Windows Phone 7 (WP7) with great fanfare in November 2010, its U.S. market share in smartphones has in fact declined 1.7% from October 2010 through January 2011.

To regain its footing in the smartphone market, Microsoft announced a new partnership with Nokia last month. Microsoft is reportedly paying Nokia more than $1 billion to develop and promote smartphones based on WP7. Unfortunately for Microsoft, “their deal is preliminary and consumers may not see any [WP7-powered] Nokia phones in stores until 2012.

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