File this under "duh" but for those who are wondering, Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.x has dipped below 10% in terms of market share in the U.S, according to NPD.
To put that in perspective, a year and half ago it was at 20%.
In a way, it is odd since devices like the ubiquitous HTC Touch Pro 2 and drool worthy HD2 had a lot of headlines and presumably market share, but alas it was not so as many more switched to Android.
Other numbers for those with morbid curiosity:
- RIM 28% (down from 32%)
- Android 33%
- iPhone 22%
- WebOS 4%
Like we said, not even Android ousting the aging (and increasingly boring) RIM was that shocking (didn't something like 6 gazillion Android devices come out in 2010 so far?). However, this does put into perspective the challenge Microsoft has in terms of branding and recouping consumer awareness.
Hey, at least we're not as bad as HP Palm.