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“Greatly Exaggerated”, All Right

So last week the geniuses at iSuppli predicted that Windows Phone will surpass iOS for the second spot in smartphone market share by 2015. Let’s see what they were saying two years ago, in October 2009:

Despite intensifying competition and the loss of some high-profile licensees, the usage of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Mobile operating system in smart phones will nearly triple from 2009 to 2013, allowing it to reclaim the No.-2 position in the global market, according to iSuppli Corp.

In 2013, 67.9 million smart phones will use the Windows Mobile operating system, up from 27.7 million in 2009. This will give Windows Mobile a 15.3 percent share of the global market in 2013, second only to the Symbian operating system, which will control 47.6 percent.

Nailed it.

Sunday, 22 January 2012