Kantar has released its monthly report on the smartphone market for the three months ending in November 2016, and things continue to look down for Windows Phone. Compared to the same period in 2015, Windows Phone's share of the market decreased across the board. Perhaps most notably, Windows Phone's share of the U.S. market in particular dipped below 1%, dropping to a 0.8% share from 2.3% during the same period the year prior.
Kantar reports that the biggest drops occurred in Great Britain and Italy, which saw declines of 7% and 5.2%, respectively. Meanwhile the 5 European countries tallied together ended up seeing an overall decrease of 4.1% compared to the same period a year ago.
A retail listing for the Surface Pro 8 has appeared online, and we believe the listed specs could be accurate. Either way, Microsoft's reveal event for new Surfaces kicks off this Wednesday, and we'll find out the truth then.
New FCC documents released on Friday, September 17, reveal some further information about Microsoft’s forthcoming Surface Duo 2 Android smartphone. The documents confirm 5G, NFC, Wi-Fi 6 and mentions “Wireless Power Transfer.” While it could be Qi wireless charging, there could be a more likely answer about what that is referring to.