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All the numbers of Windows Mobile



All the numbers of Windows Mobile


Milan – In the five years since its debut in the mobile operating systems market, Windows Mobile has grown exponentially, doubling its market share year over year. This was announced by Microsoft’s Communication Business division, which for 2008 expects to double the number of software licenses for mobile devices sold and reach 20 million.

“Today – explains the Redmond giant – the Windows Mobile platform is available in 55 countries, on over 140 devices and supported by 125 telephone operators and 48 device manufacturers. Just over a year ago, there were 41 partner manufacturers and 68 mobile phone operators supporting Windows Mobile ”.

IDC notes that Windows Mobile is today the mobile operating system with the highest growth rate, with a sales increase of 135.3% compared to last year while, in the same period, other players present on the mobile phone scene have received a good success and significant growth, albeit with very different proportions: Nokia + 53.6%, BlackBerry + 41.5% and Linux + 10.3%. According to an estimate released by Gartner, sales of smartphones equipped with the Windows Mobile operating system will reach 64.5 million units by 2009.