NetApplications: Windows Phone continues steady growth in February as Blackberry plunges


It seems Blackberry’s expensive new white elephant will not save it from being overtaken by Windows Phone in mobile browser share in March, as the operating system has continued to lose market share as measured by NetApplications (and nearly everyone else).

Currently standing at 1.39% market share and rapidly falling, it would take a miracle for it not to be overtaken by Windows Phone in March.

At the same time Windows Phone continues to make steady market share gains, currently standing at 1.24%, a rate of growth which has been relatively consistent, despite February not being a holiday month.

Windows Phone is currently in a struggle with Blackberry for the 3rd ecosystem, with Blackberry recently having made a play with Blackberry 10, but which is had little impact in slowing losses so far, despite claims by Blackberry management of robust sales.

Net Applications uses data captured from 160 million unique visitors each month by monitoring 40,000 Web sites.  The numbers do not tell us exactly how large the installed base is, but is a reflection of how many active internet users the platform has.

See the raw data here.

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