Posted by: kurtsh | March 29, 2011

NEWS: IDC forecasts Windows Phone 7 to be #2 in marketshare by 2015

IDC Research officially confirms Ovum’s original study that Windows Phone 7 is to be the #2 mobile OS in 2015 with 20.9%, behind Android at 45.4% with iOS in 3rd with 15.3%.

IDC Forecasts Worldwide Smartphone Market to Grow by Nearly 50% in 2011

29 Mar 2011

Nokia’s recent announcement to shift from Symbian to Windows Phone will have significant implications for the smartphone market going forward. "Up until the launch of Windows Phone 7 last year, Microsoft has steadily lost market share while other operating systems have brought forth new and appealing experiences," added Llamas. "The new alliance brings together Nokia’s hardware capabilities and Windows Phone’s differentiated platform. We expect the first devices to launch in 2012. By 2015, IDC expects Windows Phone to be number 2 operating system worldwide behind Android."

Worldwide Smartphone Operating System 2011 and 2015 Market Share and 2011-2015 CAGR (listed alphabetically)

Operating System

2011 Market Share

2015 Market Share

2011-2015 CAGR

Android

39.5%

45.4%

23.8%

BlackBerry

14.9%

13.7%

17.1%

iOS

15.7%

15.3%

18.8%

Symbian

20.9%

0.2%

-65.0%

Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile

5.5%

20.9%

67.1%

Others

3.5%

4.6%

28.0%

Total

100.0%

100.0%

19.6%

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, March 29, 2011

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