Digitimes Research analyst Luke Lin has predicted Windows Phone 7 sales will hit around 5.1% of the global smartphone market in 2011. With around 340 million smartphones sales predicted for 2011, that would represent around 17 million handsets sold, well off Microsoftâ€™s 30 million target from earlier this year.
Android is projected to be first with a 29.7% market share, followed by Symbian at 28%, iOS at 16.7%, Blackberry at 14%.
The numbers are at the lower range of what would be desirable, but would still represent an improvement over the 3% market share Windows Mobile held in Q3 2010.
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