"But Windows Phone is still a very small part of the market. Its global share of smartphone shipments is expected to be 3.9 percent this year, said IDC, the research firm. Its share in the United States, where Apple and Samsung reign supreme, is expected to be even weaker at 2.8 percent, IDC said.As Microsoft Updates Mobile Software, a Cautionary Tale - NYTimes.com
Microsoft is doing better in emerging markets where Nokia, which accounts for the vast majority of Windows Phones sold, is an established brand and where the smartphone business is at an earlier stage of development, said Kevin Restivo, an analyst at IDC."
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
As Microsoft Updates Mobile Software, a Cautionary Tale - NYTimes.com
Excerpt from another Windows Phone market snapshot