Windows Phone Lost Ground in the US in September-November Last Year

Although Windows Phone 8 arrived, the platform's market share dropped

Although it unveiled to the world a new version of its mobile operating system in the fourth quarter of the last year, Microsoft still lost some ground on the smartphone market, recent data from comScore shows.

During the September – November 2012 timeframe, the platform went down to only 3 percent market share in the US, although it enjoyed 3.6 percent of the smartphone market in the three months before.

With Windows Phone 8 devices available for purchase only in November, it’s somehow understandable that sales were slower in the months preceding the launch, as users were waiting for the new handsets to land on shelves.

What remains to be seen is whether the platform will manage to regain the lost ground, now that multiple Windows Phone 8 handsets are available for purchase through various wireless carriers in the US.

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