Analyst MIC predicts 80 million Windows Phones will be sold in 2012

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While we have not given up hoping for significant growth in Windows Phone  market share, we have reconciled ourselves to the idea that it will be a slow slog over many years.  According to Taiwan’s Institute for Information Industry think tank Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) however Windows Phone 7 will win 13% market share in 2012, grabbing 79.82 million handset sales from a total of 614 million.

The growth it appears is expected to come primarily from RIM and Symbian, with RIM dropping to 8.6% market share.  Android however is expected to increase from 46% to 50% market share, while iOS will grow to 19%.

The overall market is expected to grow 35.8% from 452 million smartphones in 2011 to 614 million in 2012. Much of the growth is expected to happen in the under $300 low-end segment of the market.

Read the full report at CENS.com here.

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