More reason to celebrate for Windows Phone fans. We have already seen Nielsen claim strong growth in the number of US smartphone owners with Windows Phones, growing from 1.3% in Q4 2011 to 1.7% in Q1 2012.
Now NPD has confirmed that the Q1 2012 market share of Windows Phones have also grown to 2%, up from 1.4% (according to Nielsen) in Q4 2011.
|Q4 2011 (Nielsen)||Q1 2012 (NPD)|
|Windows Phone 7||1.4%||2%|
One can only speculate at which point Windows Phone will overtake Blackberryâ€™s market share, but with the recent news that current Blackberry phones will not be upgradable to Blackberry 10, and that Blackberry 10 will not run Blackberry 7 apps, we would not be surprised to see their market share collapse over the next 2 quarters.
Thanks Arun for the tip.