Nielsen: Windows Phone had 1.4% market share in Q4 2011

Nielsen have released some quarterly numbers for Q4 2011, and for once it provides some solid numbers by breaking Microsoft’s mobile operating systems down into Windows Phone and Windows Mobile.

The stats shows that Windows Phone had a 1.4% market share amongst smartphone buyers in the last 3 months of 2011, and that the installed base of Windows Phones in US is 1.3%, which, combined with Comscores’s recent numbers, which show there there is 91.6 million smartphones in US, gives us a total of around 1.2 million Windows Phones in use in USA.

Strangely Windows Mobile still has 2.4% market share, but that is likely phones being sold into industrial vertical applications.

Hopefully the introduction of many new phones in US over the next few months will see a significant boost in these numbers.

Read the full report at Nielsen here.


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