According to IDC, Apple’s iPhone is going to drop to number 3, Android is taking the number one spot with the Windows Phone 7 platform being squarely in the middle by 2015. While I do love the Windows Phone 7, and I agree that Android will overtake Apple and be in the number one spot, I do not see the iPhone dropping below Microsoft’s offering. IDC credits the jump to the deal with Nokia for bringing WP7 to the masses.
Nokia’s recent announcement to shift from Symbian to Windows Phone will have significant implications for the smartphone market going forward. "Up until the launch of Windows Phone 7 last year, Microsoft has steadily lost market share while other operating systems have brought forth new and appealing experiences," added Llamas. "The new alliance brings together Nokia’s hardware capabilities and Windows Phone’s differentiated platform. We expect the first devices to launch in 2012. By 2015, IDC expects Windows Phone to be number 2 operating system worldwide behind Android."