“Windows Mobile lost 28 percent of its smartphone market share between the third quarter of 2008 and the third quarter of 2009, according to analysis from Gartner,” David Meyer reports for ZDNet UK.
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Meyer continues, “According to figures released by Gartner on Thursday, Microsoft’s mobile operating system had 11 percent of the global smartphone market in Q3 2008. A year later, it had 7.9 percent of the market, while the iPhone’s share had risen from 12.9 percent to 17.1 percent.”
“Symbian’s market share fell from 49.7 percent to 44.6 percent over the same period — a 10 percent drop,” Meyer reports. “The open-source Android operating system did not have any market share in Q3 2008, as it had only recently been introduced. In Q3 2009, however, it had a market share of 3.9 percent of the smartphone market… RIM’s share [rose] from 16 percent to 20.8 percent… Palm’s WebOS had 1.1 percent, and other Linux-based mobile operating systems had 4.7 percent.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]