This interesting chart provides a clear indication that Microsoft are going to have a tough battle on their hands to develop a reasonable share of the smartphone market.
The most recent mobile market share data from the Nielsen Wire, shows just how badly the Microsoft / Nokia partnership is working out for Nokia (hint: badly!) and how hard it is going to be for Microsoft to penetrate the market.
Firstly, the chart shows that Microsoft’s old Windows Mobile operating system has a larger overall market share than Windows Phone 7 and to add to Nokia’s woes, both Samsung and HTC have outsold the Nokia Windows Phone 7-based devices.
This was supposed to be Nokia’s chance to bounce back into contention to re-establish their place in phone owners hands however it appears that there is much more work to be done.