If you’ve been reading the news recently you might be forgiven for thinking that Windows Phone is in a very dire situation, and that Microsoft could even abandon it in the near future. IDC, for instance, reported that Microsoft’s mobile OS saw a somewhat significant decline in the number of phones shipped last quarter and consequently saw a decline in global marketshare.
Based on the same data, a number of major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, started claiming that not only was Windows Phone essentially dead – with other “financial investment” websites telling Microsoft to kill off the OS – but that there simply is no place for a third phone platform in the market.
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