Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS launched in China just two months and has already managed to secure over 7% marketshare. While that may not sound as impressive as say 20%, it’s still more than Apple’s iPhone, which currently clings to only 6% percent. The boost in Windows Phone marketshare came from the release of Nokia’s Lumia 800c Windows Phone, which was released on China Telecom.
While Windows Phone has struggled to catch on here in the States, where it currently sits at 1.7% marketshare, its encouraging to see the OS grow over seas and Microsoft still has quite a few more countries where the OS hasn’t launched yet.
According to Microsoft’s COO of Greater China Region, Michel van der Bel, the Redmond software giant understands that the China market will be difficult, so they’ve created a new 2,500 person R&D team to really focus on the market.