Comscore stats shows slowing losses US share losses for Microsoft mobile operating systems


2, 2011

Author Surur // in News


Comscore has released their monthly stats surveying the US mobile phone subscriber base, and while at first glance it may appear to be all bad news for Windows Phone 7, a deeper reading of the numbers does show a silver lining.

Microsoft Nov-10 Dec-10 Jan-11 Feb-11
US installed base 9 8.4 8 7.7
Percent loss 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.3

While the total of the Microsoft mobile OS’s continue to lose installed base in the US, dropping 1.3% over the last 3 months, collating the number of the last few months show a dramatic slowing in this loss of installed base since the launch of Windows Phone 7. 

The Microsoft numbers reflect two graphs, the rapidly declining base of Windows Mobile users and of course the increasing base of Windows Phone users.  While the Windows phone 7 base is not quite rising as fast as the Windows Mobile users are reducing, the slowing losses indicate that sales of Windows phone 7 is increasing in the US, and that a cross over point is coming pretty soon, when US will see increasing installed base of devices running Microsoft mobile operating systems.

RIM Nov-10 Dec-10 Jan-11 Feb-11
US installed base 33.5 31.6 30.4 28.9
Percent loss 2.3 1.9 1.2 1.5

This can be contrasted with RIM, which is seeing increasing losses at a much high rate than Windows phone 7, and no prospect of turn around coming soon.

We look forward to the Comscore numbers over the next few months, which I am sure will bring much more positive news.

Thanks Just Visiting for the tip.

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