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Samsung beats HTC for Windows Phone 7 market domination

HTC has a long and favorable history with smartphones. It was the clear leader with Windows Mobile, especially as an OEM for other brands. It also led the way with Android. Unfortunately for the Taiwanese firm, that crown has been snatched away, because Samsung is the overwhelming leader in the Windows Phone 7 arena.

Based on a highly unofficial poll of Windows Phone 7 users on WMPoweruser.com, Samsung has a 51% market share in Windows Phone 7, compared to the 37% that HTC is currently holding. Rounding out the top four are LG (9%) and Dell (3%). We’ll have to wait for some more official numbers, but this is really quite enlightening.

Samsung has been aggressively going after the smartphone market all year. It’s already knocked HTC out of 4th spot in worldwide smartphone sales (in Q3 2010, anyway), thanks largely to its increasingly popular Galaxy S line of Android smartphones. Windows Phone 7 just put another feather in the Korean electronics-maker’s cap.

Is HTC slowly going the way of Nokia? A little too pleased with its market share, only to see other manufacturers rise up and snatch away its customers?

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A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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  • http://www.dalydose.com JD

    I had HTC for my last two WinMo phones, but they lost me for a variety of reasons. They arrogantly refused to include the standard headphone jack and kept that slightly off-shaped USB plug to sell proprietary plugs. I put up with those, but when they “updated” the SenseUI a few months ago, it was buggy and caused my phone to need soft resets a few times per day!! They had me reinstall, hard reset, etc., and nothing helped. They won’t acknowledge that there’s a problem and have taken down the original ROM. What is a consumer to do???? Well, for one, when I moved on to Windows Phone 7, I chose the Samsung Focus and never even considered the HTC Surround.

    • Kc821guam

      The problems you were having is non of htc’s fault. Windows Mobile was a real mess before Windows Phone 7 came out. Please don’t blame the wrong thing and try out the htc android phones, they’re the best in the industry.