WP7 to overtake Android by 2015

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform has been subject to continual speculation about poor handset sales in recent months, but one analyst thinks the company is set for big success in the coming years.

Pyramid Research’s latest smartphone forecasts report includes the prediction that by 2015, Windows Phone will overtake Google’s Android OS to become the most popular smartphone OS.

In 2015 Pyramid thinks smartphones will account for 53% of all handset sales, although it cites ‘demand for inexpensive Android models’ as one of the key factors, rather than the surge in Windows Phone sales.

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