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Windows Phone to beat iPhone, become number 2 smartphone platform, says analyst

IHS analyst Francis Sideco believes that by 2015, Windows Phone will surpass the iPhone and become second, only to Android, in OS market share.  This would come as a result of Nokia, the world’s largest phone manufacturer, turning the tides for Microsoft in the mobile operating system war with their adoption of Windows Phone 7.  At the moment, WP7’s marketplace is in a distant third with the amount of apps available, but is slowly growing.  If the ownership rates of WP7 increases dramatically over the next couple of years, growth of the marketplace would follow.

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