The Windows Phone platform is steadily but surely growing its market presence, with HTC Singapore manager Melvin Chua stating today at the Singapore Mango launch that 30% of their unit sales are made up from their Windows Phones.
He further goes on to mention that “we believe that Windows Phone 7 will eventually be better than other platforms and will give Android a run for its money” – worth noting though is the current market share of windows phone platform is very low as compared to Android. He also mentions that Windows Phone has one of the fastest growing mobile app marketplaces, and that the “growth momentum of marketplace will be stronger with the launch of Windows Phone 7.5.”
HTC is soon planning to launch two brand new Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” handsets into the wild: the HTC Titan and HTC Radar. These new smartphones will add to HTC’s growing list of Windows Phone devices, which already seen five devices being sold worldwide. Windows Phone will also grow as a platform later in the year as Nokia comes closer to releasing their first of many WP7-powered devices as we all know that the first device is still pretty much on the cards for the Q4 2011 launch with more devices to follow in the first half of 2012.
Also, a reminder to my friends who use HTC Windows Phone, the WP7.5 Mango update would be available right now for all devices world-over, so check your phone for an update if you have not done so already and enjoy the experience.