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IDC predicts Windows Phone 7 will overtake iOS, Blackberry by 2015

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Mar 2011 15:13 User comments (10)

IDC predicts Windows Phone 7 will overtake iOS, Blackberry by 2015 IDC has released their Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker numbers this week, and the firm expects the smartphone market to grow 49.2 percent in 2011.
Smartphone shipments will top 450 million this year, up from 303 million in 2010, says the tracker.

Says Kevin Restivo, IDC senior research analyst:

Overall market growth in 2010 was exceptional. Last year's high market growth was due in part to pent-up demand from a challenging 2009, when many buyers held off on mobile phone purchases. The expected market growth for 2011, while still notable, will taper off somewhat from what we saw in 2010.


The most notable prediction is that Windows Phone 7 will overtake iOS and BlackBerry by 2015, while Android remains the clear leader.

IDC says Android will move to 45.4 percent share by 2015, followed by WP7 at 20.9 percent. iOS has peaked, says IDC, and will remain at 15.3 percent in 4 years. BlackBerry will lose share, but remain relevant at 13.7 percent. Symbian will lose all of its current 21 percent share, following Nokia's move to WP7.

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10 user comments

129.3.2011 18:35

With advanced WP7 features being added like cut and paste, this has to be an accurate if not a down right conservative prediction!

229.3.2011 19:11
TeeTzar
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Originally posted by POGK:
With advanced WP7 features being added like cut and paste, this has to be an accurate if not a down right conservative prediction!
I like that

329.3.2011 19:51

fabricated drivel.

429.3.2011 22:02

Originally posted by dcmorrow:
fabricated drivel.
Guess we'll see in a few years. Not saying it is going to happen but unless you have a Delorean and a flux capacitor you just have an opinion. Maybe theirs is too or maybe they have some data to back it up.

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530.3.2011 0:20

Originally posted by POGK:
With advanced WP7 features being added like cut and paste, this has to be an accurate if not a down right conservative prediction!
Worked for Apple...

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630.3.2011 0:55

Yeah... I really don't think so ... I don't really like the interface for one. But my main gripe is that you need drm memory sticks.

730.3.2011 1:19

Originally posted by POGK:
With advanced WP7 features being added like cut and paste, this has to be an accurate if not a down right conservative prediction!
Don't forget the complimentary under-tested update feature, where everyone has a chance to win a free paperweight app! (Launches on start-up, Terms and Restrictions may apply)


830.3.2011 11:33
lissenup3
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Not surprised by this.

To this day, I don't understand how people are such big fans of a Blackberry phones. They're boring, cumbersome, annoying, too business oriented and just played out. Die Blackberry Die!

930.3.2011 11:50

Originally posted by lissenup3:
Not surprised by this.

To this day, I don't understand how people are such big fans of a Blackberry phones. They're boring, cumbersome, annoying, too business oriented and just played out. Die Blackberry Die!
I was never a fan either but many business professionals loved them. I view them as a major contributor to molding what "smart" phones are today. The only problem is they were viewed as too "business" and not enough "play" and the market called for a phone that could do both and the same could be said about Windows Mobile phones.

I think that is where the iPhone came in. Initially (and in some ways still is) it was more about entertainment but then they added things like exchange support and business oriented apps were developed and so on.

After owning two iPhones the problem I see with iOS is that it seems to be tapering off. It has not offered anything really advantageous to the phone market since the iPhone 3G.

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1014.6.2011 13:47

Microsoft has many manufacturer who want to Windows Phone 7 devices, the OS is fast and stable

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Jun 2011 @ 13:49

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