Latest November Comscore continues to show fading US Microsoft mobile presence

Microsoft Nov-11 Dec-11 Jan-11 Feb-12 March-12 April-12 May-12 Jun-12 Jul-12 Aug-12 Sept-12 Oct-12 Nov-12
US installed base 5.2 4.7 4.4 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.2 3.0
Percent loss 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 0 -0.1 0 0.2 0.2 0 0 0.4 0.2

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Its the beginning of the month again and that means Comscore time.

The numbers, collated from regular surveys of more than 300,000 US mobile subscribers, continues to show a fading US presence for Microsoft mobile operating systems in US.

Windows Mobile + Windows Phone market share has continued to decrease, hitting 3.0% in November , down from 5.2% a year ago.

In absolute terms, this means 3.7 million subscribers out of the 123.3 million smartphone owners in USA, down 181,000 from last month.

With the numbers including 2-3 weeks of HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 sales we do have to wonder if Windows Phone will ever get any real traction in USA.

What do our readers think? Let us know below.


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