IDC: Windows Phone Grew 115.3% YoY, Holds 3.5% Of Smartphone Market

IDC today released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report today. According to their report, 5.4 million Windows Phone devices were sold in Q2 2012 which is 3.5% of the total smartphone market. Comparing this to Q2 2011, Windows Phone had a 115.3% growth.
On Windows Phone’s marketshare, they commented the following,
Windows Phone 7/ Windows Mobile narrowed the gap between itself and BlackBerry last quarter in its bid to become the number 3 mobile OS in terms of market share. The share gains it made last quarter are due mostly to Nokia, which almost doubled its Lumia/Windows Phone shipments sequentially. Though it’s closing in on the third spot, Windows Phone is still a distant competitor to Android and iOS. Microsoft will need to generate additional momentum from Windows Phone 8 devices, which will be introduced this fall, if it is to narrow the share gap further between itself and the three mobile OS leaders.

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