Windows Phone became Windows 10 Mobile today is an OS for successful smartphone. It is fluid, rapid, rather pretty (it’s a matter of taste) and stable. However, despite its qualities, the alternative OS was never able to really bored and even becomes a statistical curiosity today. And even in countries where its share exceeded 10% , as in France and Italy, Windows Phone fall, crushed by the rollers iOS and Android compressors. On the third fiscal quarter, the company has thus sold 2.3 million Lumia – still less than the 4.5 million the previous quarter and the 8.6 million in 2015.
The platform has long suffered from two gaping wounds: the lack of manufacturing partners (position reinforced by the takeover of Nokia by Microsoft) and the lack of applications stars. Today, Windows Phone / Mobile 10 vegetating under the 5% market share and everything suggests that Redmond will soon stop spending or changing paradigm completely (the famous Surface Phone).
According to analyst Ovum Telecoms Research, Ronan de Renesse, the question is whether Microsoft can afford to be absent from the smartphone market. “It’s not something they can ignore, they must continue to produce phones for Windows 10.”
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