Windows Mobile market share flatlining

Windows Mobile market share flatlining

September 19, 2016

Smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system achieved a market share of just 12% in the second quarter of this year.

Failing to increase on quarter sales, Microsoft was outperformed by both Symbian and Research in Motion (RIM), with open source provider Linux closing in from behind.

Canada-based RIM makes the Blackberry range of handsets, already popular with business users.

A growing number of consumer users purchasing Blackberry handsets has see RIM’s market share increase significantly, at the expense of Microsoft.

Smartphones running the Windows Mobile platform sold 18 million units between July 2015 and June 2016, 2 million units below projections.

In the same period, Microsoft increased its market share by only 0.5%.

Flat-lining sales of Windows Mobile handsets has prompted concern that Taiwan-based handset makers, which almost all use Windows OS, have lost their competitive edge.

Out of all the Taiwan-based manufacturers, only High Tech Computer (HTC), who in addition to its Windows Mobile handsets is producing Google’s Android-based smartphone, has delivered an outstanding performance this year.

With strong Apple iPhone sales increasing the market share of Mac OS, Symbian moving to an open source platform, and the release of Google’s Android OS, Microsoft has it all to do to prove that Windows Mobile can be as successful as its PC-based siblings.

Tim Yeo

Related Posts

Aspen System 50% Cheaper Than Fibre Optic

Comments Off on Aspen System 50% Cheaper Than Fibre Optic

Ofcom’s proposal on EU telecom rules to be approved

Comments Off on Ofcom’s proposal on EU telecom rules to be approved

Clickatell SMS keeps 140 world delegates in touch

Comments Off on Clickatell SMS keeps 140 world delegates in touch

Huawei strengthens management team

Comments Off on Huawei strengthens management team

Who is the UK’s largest IPTV service ?

Comments Off on Who is the UK’s largest IPTV service ?

HTC handsets could be banned in Germany

Comments Off on HTC handsets could be banned in Germany

Orange offers free netbook with mobile broadband

Comments Off on Orange offers free netbook with mobile broadband

LTE market to grow despite recession

Comments Off on LTE market to grow despite recession

Fears of spying delay Taiwan’s plans for WiMAX

Comments Off on Fears of spying delay Taiwan’s plans for WiMAX

AIRCOM named market leader for network tools

Comments Off on AIRCOM named market leader for network tools

European commission expresses concern over Bulgarian emergency number

Comments Off on European commission expresses concern over Bulgarian emergency number

SME Telecoms & Mobile Procurement Guide

Comments Off on SME Telecoms & Mobile Procurement Guide

Create Account



Log In Your Account