HTC claims Windows Phone 7 dominance, sells 1 in 2 WP7 handsets

50-percent-offThere have been much speculation regarding the contribution each Windows Phone 7 OEM makes to the ecosystem.

Now HTC’s senior executive vice president Fred Liu  told  CENS HTC is the major player in the Windows Phone 7 market, selling 1 out of every 2 Windows Phones sold.

This is of course despite 4 other OEMs, including giants like LG and Samsung, vying for the business.

HTC also went on to say they sell 2 out of every 10 Android phones.  This allows us to see that  little more than 10% of HTC’s business is from Microsoft’s OS, which is clearly not much*.

Windows Phone 7 therefore suffers from being dominated by one OEM who is not deeply invested in the OS.  With Nokia jumping in head first however this situation will hopefully change rapidly, and we will hopefully see more competitive devices being released.

Via TNW.

* (36 million Android handsets in Q1 2011 x 0.2= 7.2 million HTC Android handsets. 1.6 million WP7 handsets in q1 2011 x 0.5=0.8 million HTC WP7 handsets.  0.8/7.2=11%.  Other data via Gartner.)

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