Windows Phone Inches Past Near-Dead Symbian In The U.K.
By Chris Velazco
Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform seems to be picking up some steam across the pond, or so a new report from Kantar Worldpanel claims. According to their study, Symbian now only accounts for 2.4% of the UK smartphone market while the Windows Phone platform has grown from 0.5% last year to around 2.5%, barely inching ahead of Nokia’s former smartphone OS of choice. I know, a victory is a victory, but Windows Phone’s triumph has much more to do with how far Symbian has fallen in just a year. As of February 2011, Symbian could be found on 12.4% of smartphones in the UK, with its popularity tanking over the intervening months. The dip shouldn’t come as much of a surprise — Nokia CEO Stephen Elop infamously referred to their one-time mobile OS of choice as a “burning platform” in an internal communique last year, which highlighted nicelyComplete Story »