> Many industry analysts say that Windows Phone is likely to ...
In 2011 Gartner predicted that WP would sell 68million phones in 2012 for a 10.8% market share. How good was that prediction ?
In mid 2011 IDC predicted that in 2015 WP would overtake iOS
By the end of 2012 IDC had dropped this to predict WP to have half Apple's share by 2016.
At this rate of change in prediction by next year they will predict a 3% share for WP by 2020.
The real problem is that Nokia sells most WP phones at a loss plus they are subsidized by MS, effectively they pay nothing for the software. It may build market share but eventually they will have to try to make a profit.