Windows Phone Poised to Overtake BlackBerry in U.S. Market Share: Report

By Zach EpsteinBGR

Research in Motion’s (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry platform isn’t set for a refresh for another five or six months, and things are looking bleak in the interim. In the hugely important United States smartphone market, a recent report suggested BlackBerry’s usage share has plummeted over the past year to just 1% as of this past July.

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Now, according to projections based on recent Statcounter data, WMPoweruser reports that Windows Phone’s installed base in the U.S. is on pace to overtake BlackBerry by the end of November — and that doesn’t even account for potential spikes related to Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) upcoming Windows Phone 8 launch, which will reportedly kick off as soon as next month after Nokia (NYSE:NOK) unveils its next Lumia phone.

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