Windows Phone being squeezed out by iPhone and Android in USA

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Market share for USA  Jan 2011/2012. Source: Kantar Worldpanel ComTech

More of Kantar WorldPanel’s data has been released today, and in contrast to the rosy situation in the UK, it is not looking too healthy at all in the USA.

According to Kantar, in January 2011 Windows Phone held 3.2% of the smartphone market sales in USA, but only 12 months later this number has dropped to only 1.5%.

The drop is likely due to intense pressure from a resurgent iPhone, which grew its own market share from 21.7 to 48.4% on strong Christmas sales, taking share from everyone, including Google, RIM , Symbian and of course Windows Phone.

It remains to be seen if this will be a short-lived phenomena, or if strong sales of the iPhone 4S will continue, given that rumours of the iPhone 5 will be rumbling up soon.

Either way it indicates Microsoft needs something drastic to boost sales, and given the weakness of the Nokia Brand in USA I am not sure the Nokia Lumia 900 is what is required.

Do our readers have any ideas for Microsoft? Let us know below.

Thanks Arun for the tip.

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