updated 07:20 pm EST, Mon January 23, 2012
Powered by Lumia 800, grabs 45-percent share
Although Nokia is a relatively new entrant into the Windows Phone smartphone market, the company has already captured significant market share. Recently gathered statistics indicate that the phone-maker may already have achieved a 45 percent share of the second generation Windows Phone market, based on data collected from OccasionalGamer. This is in spite of only shipping second-generation phones starting with the Lumia 800 late last year and the Lumia 710 in the US just two weeks ago.
The site has tracked details on where over one million games running on the Windows Phone OS has been installed. The statistics show that Nokia has been comparatively successful in its partnership with Microsoft, which it announced last February. Nokia is still a small percentage of the total Windows Phone market, but it's also starting with a year's lag.
Despite capturing almost half the Windows Phone OS market, this still represents only a small portion of the overall smartphone market, which is dominated by iOS and Android. The industry analysis firm IDC estimated that in 2011 Microsoft-powered phones would represent only 5.5 percent share, although it projects that by 2015, that percentage will grow to over 20 percent. [via WMPoweruser]
Source: IDC 3/2011
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