Some parts of the mobile tech press are still reeling in shock from IDC's predictions that Windows Phone will be the second most used mobile operating system by 2015.
And we imagine they might have a similar reaction to the Taiwanese Market Intelligence Centre's belief that the Microsoft OS will have a bumper 2012 and will hit 17% market share by year end.
If anything, that's an even more drastic prediction that IDC's – if true, it will see WinPho's market share spike dramatically in the next 18 months to leave it just 2% shy of that second place that seems such a far fetched notion for 2015, never mind the end of next year.
And how will it happen, we hear you ask? Well, the idea is that a large portion of Symbian (Nokia) users will defect directly as the Finnish phone maker launches its Windows Phone portfolio, while a fair percentage of RIM users will make the switch too.
Presumably none of them will have any idea of the existence of Android and iOS?