Microsoft expects fast growh of Windows Mobile phones

Posted on Thursday, October 26 2006 @ 12:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft told the press it's aiming to double the number of phones with Windows Mobile this year from 6 million at the end of 2005 and to keep up this growth rate in coming years.
"The number of devices operating on Windows Mobile doubled to 6 million last year," Peter Knook, head of Microsoft's Mobile and Embedded Devices division, told Germany's Euro am Sonntag in an interview published on Sunday.

"We want to make 100 percent again this year and to grow further at this rate in coming years."

Microsoft competes in the market for smartphones, which can run software applications such as email, mobile TV and games, with British software maker Symbian, owned by the world's top handset producers including Nokia.

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