July 9, the U.S. market research firm comScore released data shows, the release of Windows Phone 7 did not prevent Microsoft’s U.S. smartphone market share decline. Although widely praised, but since the system was released in November last year, Microsoft’s market share still reduced by 35%.
According to comScore data, within three months ending in May 2011, Windows Phone in the U.S. market share fell 1.9%, reached 5.8%. RIM fell 4.2%, reached 24.7%, has fallen behind Google Android and Apple iOS.
Although Apple new added Verizon as a partnership, but compared to Apple, Google’s lead is further expanded, its share increased by 5.1%, reached 38.1%. Apple only increased by 1.4%, reached 26.6%.
When the Windows Phone 7 shipped last November, Microsoft’s U.S. smartphone market share reached 9%, Nokia’s share was 7.2%. Since then, Apple surpassed Nokia, as one of the nation’s five major smartphone manufacturers.
Considering Nokia’s mobile phone hardware and operating system data was not indicated in the comScore’s data, so it is difficult to predict how Microsoft and Nokia will affect each other’s fate. But the U.S. market research firm IDC expected, the share of Windows Phone 7 would more than 20% by 2015.
Windows Phone’s application ecosystem conditions really improved, the current number of applications is about 26,000, in March last year only 11,500. Although compared to Apple and Google, it’s still far away, but the momentum is still worthy of recognition.
Microsoft currently is developing the new generation of Windows Phone “Mango”, and will be launched later this year. So far, the developers’ reaction for “Mango” is very positive.