Analyst: WP7 to beat Android by 2013, not 2015
Not so long ago we wrote up how an analyst predicted the Windows Phone platform to overtake Android by 2015 as the number one smartphone operating system. Now that same analyst, Pyramid Research's Senior Analyst and Practice Leader for Mobile Devices, Stela Bokun, has stated that her findings were misinterpreted and the platform is actually set to take the market by storm in 2013. If that's not wishful thinking then it's an incredible prediction.
But is it far-fetched? A fast exploding Windows Phone might not be such a crazy idea in two years time. We're just behind RIM, iOS is next and then Symbian. RIM is losing marketshare as it is, iOS is failing to keep up with Android and Google's OS is a huge fragmented beast. This is -- of course -- dependant on Microsoft and how they approach their consumer base from here on out, not to mention the Nokia partnership.
Source: Pyramid Research, via: BGR; Thanks, Philipp, for the heads up
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