Windows Phone holds steady in USA for 3rd month in run up to Windows Phone 8 release

Microsoft Sept-11 Oct-11 Nov-11 Dec-11 Jan-11 Feb-12 March-12 April-12 May-12 Jun-12 Jul-12 Aug-12 Sept-12
US installed base 5.6 5.4 5.2 4.7 4.4 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.6
Percent loss 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 0 -0.1 0 0.2 0.2 0 0

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The latest Comscore numbers are out, and this month there is no change from the 3.6% market share compared to the previous 3 month period ending August.

This would be the 3rd month on a row the percentage settled on 3.6, which represents an increase in the number of Windows Phone users due to the growing market.

At 3.6% in September, there are now 4,295,000 Windows Phone/ Windows Mobile users in USA, an increase of 100,000 users a month earlier.

Like last month the improvement may be due to discounting of current Windows Phone stock in USA, a strategy which has been surprisingly effective at moving Windows Phone stock.

We will have to see what will happen in October, but November is certain to see a sharp increase in Windows Phone users in USA.

See the full data at Comscore here.