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Windows Phone bumps along with only 3.2% of U.S. market

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    Windows Phone bumps along with only 3.2% of U.S. market

    The latest figures show Windows Phone gaining little traction in the U.S. smartphone market, mired at 3.2% market share in August. And that's just the beginning of the bad news for Microsoft in the U.S. mobile market.

    Comshare's latest report about the U.S. smartphone market has only bad news for Microsoft. As of August, Windows Phone had only a 3.2% market share, up only 0.2% since May. Android had 51.6% and Apple 40.7%. Even BlackBerry beat out Microsoft, with 4%, although BlackBerry dropped 0.8% since May, and so it's likely that Windows Phone will overtake it soon. Symbian, the smartphone OS of older Nokia phones, had 0.3% market share.
    Windows Phone bumps along with only 3.2% of U.S. market | Computerworld Blogs

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    Nokia (soon to be bought by MS) has never been able to gain traction in the US, but they are very popular outside of North America, they do pretty well in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. Their feature phones are doing very well in certain parts of the world, due to lower price.
    Nokia is responsible for nearly 90% of WP sales. The US growth will be slow.
    The statement in the article is not correct, Nokia WP8 are available in the US, just not a lot of sales, yet

    Europe is nearing 10% Windows Phone usage (by some reports).
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    Doing quite well in the UK, different markets have totally different figures

    Android still the leader here with just over 70%, Apple is just over 16% and Windows is at 12% (up from 4.5% last year)
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Windows Phone bumps along with only 3.2% of U.S. market
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