Windows Phone 7 to hit 17% market share by next year?

Windows Phone 7 to hit 17% market share by next year?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?

Via WMPowerUser

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 4, 2011 at 13:02

Ridiculous assumption - Nokia users will all jump onboard the SS MS, ahoy, matey.
Don't those 'analysts' read? From Nokia veterans like Steve Litchfield to joe and jane ordinaries most Ex-Nokian I talk to in RL and on Twitter etc, are getting used to Android or webOS, or are desperately sticking to the last gen of Nokia devices. Or they plan on buying a life-time supply of N9's... No ONE has jumped over to WP7 for more than a week.
The only way for people to adopt Nokia's WP7 output is a radical drastic deviation - ditch reliance on Zune, introduce mass storage etc etc...

heinsuson  Jul. 7, 2011 at 20:37

Give me a FREE WP7 and Ill switch. Otherwise.....

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 8, 2011 at 09:49

heinsuson,
trust me, I'm certain you'd dump a free WP7 device or use it as a paperweight within 10 days ;) :p

JFaria  Jul. 16, 2011 at 00:00

I currently own a Nokia C7-00, bought before the announcement of the Windows Phone 7 switch. The moment Nokia announced that they would switch to WP7, dropping symbian and meego, they lost a client. If I was going to buy another phone today it would be an Android powered one. After trying a WP7 and learning all the shenanigans needed to activate and get a SDK I got the impression Microsoft's priority was copying the iPhone's crappiest features.

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