Windows Mobile Market Share Drops by About 30 Percent in 2009

David Meyer reports:

According to figures released by Gartner on Thursday, Microsoft’s mobile operating system had 11 percent of the global smartphone market in Q3 2008. A year later, it had 7.9 percent of the market, while the iPhone’s share had risen from 12.9 percent to 17.1 percent, and RIM’s share had risen from 16 percent to 20.8 percent. Symbian’s market share fell from 49.7 percent to 44.6 percent over the same period — a 10 percent drop.

I’m sure Steve Ballmer has the whole situation under control, and everything is proceeding exactly according to Microsoft’s plans to achieve their stated goal from May 2008 for Windows Mobile to account for 40 percent of the global smartphone market by 2012.

Monday, 16 November 2009