Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Fails To Halt Microsoft's Mobile Slide

New data shows Redmond slipping farther behind Apple and Google despite recent launch of its new smartphone OS.

Despite the buzz surrounding its launch of the Windows Phone 7 OS last November, Microsoft continues to fall farther behind rivals Apple and Google in the smartphone market, according to data released Monday.

Microsoft's share of U.S. smartphone platforms slipped 1.7%, to 8%, during the three months ended Jan. 31, according to market watcher comScore. Over the same period, Google Android's share increased 7.7%, to 31.2%, while Apple's iPhone held steady—increasing .1% to 24.7%.

 

 

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