Windows Mobile 6 Beats Windows Phone 7 in Initial Quarter

Todd Bishop:

In a surprise twist, smartphones running Microsoft’s old mobile operating system grabbed more market share than new Windows Phone 7 devices did in the U.S. in the fourth quarter, according to data released by the NPD Group research firm this morning. Devices running the legacy Windows Mobile registered 4 percent of the U.S. consumer market in the quarter, down from 7 percent a year earlier. Windows Phone 7 debuted at 2 percent.

Windows Phone 7 devices weren’t available all quarter long, and they still aren’t on Verizon, but this is bad news for Microsoft.

Monday, 31 January 2011