Windows Mobile to eat into BlackBerry’s US business dominance

According to J. Gold Associates RIM’s Blackberry platform is likely to see decline over the next few years, with its marketshare amongst North American businesses dropping nearly 10% over the next 3 years, from 65.5% of the market to 59%.

Windows Mobile is set to take up a lot of the slack, with 30% growth over the next 3 years, penetrating 28.5% of North American markets deploying mobile solutions, up from 22% at present.

Windows Mobile has the advantage over Blackberry in that it can leverage a business’s existing Exchange Server infra-structure, rather than needing an additional Blackberry Enterprise Server, an advantage which may become more significant in these belt-tightening times.