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Microsoft Pri0

Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

June 1, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Microsoft’s U.S. smartphone share sees mixed results in April

Research firm comScore has released its latest smartphone share figures and the news is mixed for Microsoft.

For the three months ended in April, Microsoft’s smartphone platforms — Windows Phone and the outdated Windows Mobile — held 4 percent of U.S. subscribers. That’s down from 4.4 percent for the three months average ended in January. But it’s up from 3.9 percent for the three months average ended in March.

The Nokia Lumia 900, the flagship Windows Phone, launched in the U.S. in early April. Initial reports indicate that phone has been selling well so it will be interesting to see if Microsoft’s share of the market continues to climb in upcoming months.

Of the 107 million people in the U.S. who owned smartphones during the three months ending in April, 50.8 percent had Google’s Android and 31.4 percent had Apple’s iPhones. RIM ranked third with a 11.6 percent share.

Here’s comScore’s chart:

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