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May 1, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Microsoft smartphone share holding steady from February

In the latest figures released from comScore, Microsoft’s smartphone platform — consisting of Windows Phone and the outdated Windows Mobile — has 3.9 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers for the three months ended in March.

That holds steady from the three months ended in February. But it’s still a drop from 4.7 percent from the three months ended in December.

The comScore figures wouldn’t take into account the Nokia Lumia 900, the flagship Windows Phone that launched with fanfare in April. So it will be interesting to see if Microsoft’s share goes up when comScore releases its figures next month.

In the meantime, comScore reports that Google’s Android now has 51 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers and Apple’s iOS has 30.7 percent.

Here’s comScore’s chart:

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Microsoft is not sharing what the percentage breakdown is between sales of Windows Phone and Windows Mobile handsets.

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