“Apple may grab as much as 6 percent of the US mobile phone market in the next year – giving it a slightly stronger footprint in the market than rival Microsoft, a report claims,” Jonny Evans reports for Macworld UK.

Evans reports, “Researchers at Markitecture surveyed 1,300 mobile phone users across the US to reach its projected figures.”

“6 percent of those surveyed described themselves as likely to buy an iPhone in the next year,” Evans reports.

“Microsoft holds just 5.6 percent of the mobile phone market with its Windows Mobile software – but the Markitecture survey shows Apple could exceed that share within a year of the release of the iPhone,” Evans reports.

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MacDailyNews Note: There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (aka “Big Dummy”), April 30, 2007, USA Today

Microsoft CEO Ballmer laughs at Apple iPhone on CNBC-TV (January 17, 2007):