Windows Phone 7 to take pole position by 2013

Windows Phone 7 to take pole position by 2013Research firm Pyramid recently suggested that Windows Phone would become the most popular smartphone operating system “by 2015”. Well, it’s clearly loving all the attention it garnered as a result of said claim, and now suggests Microsoft’s OS will surpass Google’s Android even sooner than we inferred.

Stela Bokun, a Senior Analyst with Pyramid, explains: “Some people have misinterpreted our statement, thinking that Windows Phone (WP) will establish its leadership in 2015. As you can see from Exhibit 1, we actually believe that this will happen much earlier – as early as 2013.”

Pyramid largely attributes the predicted rise of Windows Phone 7 to the partnership of Nokia and Microsoft. The arrival of the Finns is expected, crucially, to drive down the price of WP handsets.

Stela also points to the multi-vendor support that WP has, which is currently a key advantage for Android. While Apple has essentially one iPhone, Android is adopted by a number of manufacturers across dozens of handsets.

As well as Nokia, Microsoft’s OS has support from HTC, Samsung and LG. The only big name missing there is Motorola.

We tend to take predictions like this with a pinch of the proverbial salt. For example, the iPhone was merely a twinkle in Apple’s eye five years ago. How can analysts look into the future with any degree of certainty?

Similarly, who could’ve predicted that Apple would take the previously unsuccessful tablet idea and make megabucks? Or that 3D would, after a series of false starts and against all conceivable logic, become stupidly popular in the 21st Century?

Stuff is random. No one knows what the hell will be happening in five weeks never mind five years, and no amount of fancy graphs will convince us otherwise. The end.

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microsoft  May. 12, 2011 at 20:43


jamalsmith  May. 12, 2011 at 21:53

Yeah right! How mush did M$ pay for this "research"?

karthik1  May. 12, 2011 at 21:59

3D is "stupidly" popular. That is, only the stupid people buy 3D TV or pay a gazillion more to watch 3D movies.

neon1231  May. 13, 2011 at 00:10

bobbobbpb  May. 13, 2011 at 07:37

The projection is a valid estimate weighing in various factors. I suggest anyone who hasn't tried a WP7 device to try one. It will become more obvious to them how good that operating system is. For laughs compare Android, iphone, and WP7 next to each other and it is clear the superior design. Missing features will be added via an update around October.


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