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Gartner: Windows Phone 7 to overtake iOS by 2015

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Apr 2011 13:14 User comments (3)

Gartner: Windows Phone 7 to overtake iOS by 2015 Gartner has followed in the footsteps of other research firms by claiming that Windows Phone 7 will become a major player in the smartphone market by 2015, taking as much as 19.5 share and surpassing RIM and Apple.
Android will continue to be a juggernaut and reach around 49 percent in 2012 and holding that number.

Says the firm: "By 2015, 67 percent of all open OS devices will have an average selling price of $300 or below, proving that smartphones have been finally truly democratized."

Overall smartphone sales will hit 468 million units this year, a large 57.7 percent increase year-over-year.

The list:

Android will jump to 539,318,000 million phones sold by 2015, good for 48.8 percent market share. RIM will sell 122,865,000 million BlackBerrys, but market share will fall to just 11.1 percent share.

Apple will sell 189,924,000 iPhones but drop to 17.2 percent share.

Microsoft will be the big winner due to its partnership with Nokia, moving to 215,998,000 Windows Phone 7 devices sold, good for 19.5 percent market share. Microsoft currently has 5.6 share.

Symbian will fall from 19.2 percent share this year to .1 in 2015 as Nokia phases it out.

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3 user comments

18.4.2011 20:20

I wonder what type of crack they've been smoking to come up with that....

29.4.2011 4:17

Originally posted by ivymike:
I wonder what type of crack they've been smoking to come up with that....

I think that's uncertain, with so many variables unknown, but still possible. This study is based upon actual growth of the mobile platforms. I never tried a Windows Phone myself, but it's a fact that many people like them. Besides, both Nokia and Microsoft have their fanboys too.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

315.4.2011 15:35

People are just tire of the same thing,that's it.

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