Market Intelligence Centre predicts Windows Phone will have 17% of the market next year

Taiwanese Market Intelligence Centre has joined IDC in predicting Windows Phone 7 will be very well next year.

Noting that HTC will be doing very well from Android this year, the institute predicts Windows Phone 7 will jump to 17% of the market next year.

This will be largely at the expense of RIM and Symbian, who Chang Chi, deputy head of MIC predicted will see sharp market share declines, eventually being ousted by HTC as the 4th biggest phone brand.

Overall he predicts next year, Android will have 40 percent of the market, followed by iOS’s 19 percent and Windows Phone 7’s 17 percent.

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