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WP will grow fastest, but share to be only 9% in 2017

Friday 21 December 2012 | 08:27 CET | News
Microsoft Windows Phone (WP) is expected to be the fastest growing mobile OS in the next five years, but is likely to account for only 9 percent of world smartphone shipments in 2017, according to Analysys Mason. Microsoft is forecast to ship approximately 136 million Windows Phones in 2017, nearly as many as Apple in 2012. Its market share will pale in comparison to a projected 58 percent for Android and 23 percent for Apple in 2017. Thanks to their positioning in emerging markets, Huawei and ZTE are expected to have a 22.2 percent market share combined, versus 7 percent in 2012.

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Companies: Analysys Mason / Apple / Huawei China / Microsoft / Nokia / Research In Motion / ZTE Belgium
Countries: World
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