The latest figures from comScore show that Microsoft’s U.S. smartphone market share has remained flat in July.
The figures, released by comScore on Tuesday, show that Microsoft’s market share has flattened out to 5.7% in July, down slightly from 5.8% in June. ComScore previously reported Microsoft’s market share as 5.8% for May too. The stats are another good sign that Microsoft’s market share has stopped bleeding since its Windows Phone 7 launch. The company’s market share has dropped by 35% since Windows Phone 7 devices went on sale in the U.S. during November 2010. The software giant held 9% market share in November 2010 which has since dropped to just 5.8% in June 2011.
- November 2010: 9%
- February: 7.7%
- March: 7.5%
- May: 5.8%
- June: 5.8%
- July: 5.7%
Microsoft could be on the brink of turning its fortunes around in the mobile market. The company is banking on Nokia to help it generate significant interest during 2012. IDC predicts Windows Phone 7 will account for over 20% market share, above iOS’s 15% in 2015. The prediction is based on the significant implications of the recent Nokia and Microsoft deal. Nokia is expected to make Windows Phone 7.5 devices available in October alongside competition from Samsung, Acer and HTC.
Microsoft’s application marketplace continues to grow. The software giant recently passed 30,000 applications and is expected to hit 40,000 apps in time for the one-year anniversary of Windows Phone 7. Windows Phone 7.5 devices are expected to be unveiled by HTC on September 1. Microsoft recently announced that the company had finished and signed off its final copy of Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”.