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IHS iSuppli: Windows Phone to Surpass iPhone By 2015

IHS iSuppli: Windows Phone to Surpass iPhone By 2015

Posted January 22, 2012 at 5:35pm by iClarified · 14224 views
IHS iSuppli is predicting that Windows Phone will surpass Apple's iOS by 2015.

Largely based on Nokia's strong support, Windows Phone is set to regain the No. 2 rank in the smartphone operating system in 2015. Finnish-based Nokia in 2009 lost its second-place worldwide ranking because of rising competition from Google Inc.'s Android and Apple Inc.'s iOS.

According to their analysis, in 2015 Windows Phone will account for 16.7% of smartphones shipped, up from less than 2% in 2011. The boost is predicted largely because of Nokia's support for the operating system.

"One of the hottest new products unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show was the Lumia 900, a Windows Phone-based smartphone sporting a flashy set of features that makes it competitive with the best alternatives offered by the Android camp," said Wayne Lam, senior analyst for wireless communications at IHS. "This hot product represents Nokia's first step to reclaim its market share. Combined with Nokia's efforts to drive the development of the Windows Phone ecosystem, the Lumia 900 and its successors will help Microsoft to reclaim its No. 2 ranking in smartphone operating system market share in 2015."

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IHS iSuppli: Windows Phone to Surpass iPhone By 2015

IHS iSuppli: Windows Phone to Surpass iPhone By 2015

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ksider - January 23, 2012 at 12:25pm
Pity 2015 is so FAR AWAY. By then, everybody who wanted a smart-phone will have an iPhone or some flavor of Android (according to budget).
Ej fudd
Ej fudd - January 23, 2012 at 10:24am
Every new phone is an iPhone killer .. Like the crackberry storm. How did that go ? If all phones are trying to beet the iPhone get the one others are trying to copy
Someone - January 23, 2012 at 6:16am
Will this nonsense ever stop?! Android and windows are operating systems only while apple makes both hardware and operating system.. You can only compare apples with apples ... Get it!?!!
Peter - January 23, 2012 at 3:59am
Lmao. Nobody wants anything but iPhone.
lofi - January 23, 2012 at 3:38am
android will reign supreme for the near future. android has become the symbian os of this generation. with so many phones using it from different manufacturers and different phone specs, no one persons experience with an android phone is the same as another. with spec differences like that, its the reason app designers port to android and write for ios. who wants to design for a bunch of different processors and a bunch of different screen sizes. its ok to be behind in sales in budget phones, thats where nokia has reigned supreme for so many years, but if windows thinks their blocky bloated os is the future, they may want to think twice.
iPorwin - January 23, 2012 at 2:12am
No ways, but chances if it's made open source!
iPorwin - January 23, 2012 at 2:11am
Hahaha!!! Who's this stupid predicting? Lol
iDoubt it
iDoubt it - January 22, 2012 at 11:56pm
Read my title. Apple will still have the spotlight for another amount of years. It the way it works in life. Who knows what other random company can step up and beat any top competitor, again, it's the way it works.
DanCJ - January 22, 2012 at 7:36pm
The Windows phone interface is very nice. Not enough to tempt me away from the iPhone yet, but I'd I ever do move from the iPhone, Windows is more tempting than Android's jumbled up mess.
Prince - January 22, 2012 at 7:13pm
Android will be spread across 100 different phones and consumers will be confused as to which phone to get because the market will be flooded with android phones. If you do get the best android phone of the moment, you will be pissed when its outclassed 2 months later and your under contract. Android will be a phone for the masses. Ios will be exclusive and for people with money, and the worlds business'es ( all major manufacturers and brands) will adapt to and design for and around apples products exclusively. Just to name a few, BMW, Ford, Time Warner, major airlines, home appliances, schools, etc. Microsoft could possibly follow in apples footsteps somewhat and be number 2 in quality handsets. So in conclusion, android will be number 1 simply in quantity because of the mass amount of devices using android, but number 3 in quality. They will mimic what ever apple and Microsoft innovates to stay relevant and 3rd best. Apple will be the best quality handset for years to come, continuing to be first with never before seen innovations.( that others will continue to copy) . So apple will be number 1 in quality, Microsoft will be 2 trying its best to follow in apples footsteps. And android 3. Anybody came make assumptions and predictions. This is mine.
Crisna - January 22, 2012 at 6:22pm
Hahahahahahaa........ Very funny...... I love funny jokes....
Tassos Kouris
Tassos Kouris - January 22, 2012 at 5:56pm
And I will be president of the United Nations in 2020!!!
Miguel - January 22, 2012 at 5:46pm
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