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September 7, 2012

Microsoft Products Contributing the Most Revenue in 2012

The Server and Tools division generated more revenue than the Windows division in the last fiscal year.

The Windows division is still much more profitable, earning $11.5 billion compared versus $7.4 billion for Servers & Tools. And one of the reasons Windows generated less revenue than Server & Tools is that Windows 7 is at the end of its run.

Server and Tools is the division that sells server versions of Windows, database software, Azure cloud services, software-development tools, system-management products and enterprise services.While the U.S. smartphone population has more than doubled in size over the past two years, the population of Microsoft phone owners has declined.

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September 18, 2011

First Nokia Phone with " Windows 7" To be Shipped by Q4,2011

Ever since Nokia and Microsoft entered a partnership in which the Finnish phonemaker would manufacture handsets featuring Windows Phone, there's been speculation over when the first such devices would hit the market. It's been expected that that would happen this fall.
Now a tweet on Nokia's corporate Twitter account offers slightly more specifics. It says the first such devices will ship in the fourth quarter of this year. It's unknown specifically when that would happen, or which countries would get them, though the tweet cc's Nokia Australia.
The tweet reads: "@gorval32 We cannot confirm local availability but the 1st Nokia w/ WP devices will ship in Q4 and with volumes in 2012 cc @NokiaAustralia."
 Both companies have seen their shares of the mobile phone market slide, and both are counting on the partnership to help them regain market share.In this Deal both Microsoft and Nokia,  has in their  partner has what the other lacks. Nokia needs an advanced software platform - and Windows Phone is certainly way more capable than Symbian. Nokia fans will only benefit from deep Office, Xbox Live and Bing support operating system.
Nokia's app and content store called the Ovi Store will be phased out and its content moved to Windows Marketplace where Microsoft carries free and paid Windows Phone apps.
Symbian which was used by Nokia as a  mobile platform, will become a “franchise platform, leveraging previous investments to harvest additional value,” and MeeGo will be an “open-source, mobile operating system project.”
Although Nokia claims it expects to sell approximately 150 million more Symbian devices in the future, it’s obvious that from now on few people will buy Symbian devices because they run Symbian software. It will more likely power Nokia’s mid-range smartphones and feature phones with Nokia’s flagship phones running Windows Phone 7. 

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August 13, 2011

94% New PCs To Ship with Windows 7 in 2011

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The Apple Mac is steadily grabbing market share, but Windows-based systems continue to dominate the worldwide personal computer market, according to a new Gartner study.
The report is good news for Microsoft, which has taken its licks lately in the mobile computing market. Redmond's well-received but slow-selling Windows Phone 7 OS has yet to catch on among consumers, who are snapping up Apple iOS and Google Android handsets like crazy.
Windows 7 has proven a big hit on the desktop, however: 42 percent of PCs worldwide will run Win 7 by the end of 2011, Gartner reports. And nearly 635 million new PCs are expected to ship with the OS by the end of the year.

After a slow start, corporations are finally migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. "Many enterprises have been planning their deployment of Windows 7 for the last 12 to 18 months, and are now moving rapidly to Windows 7," said Gartner research director Annette Jump in a statement. The Mac OS shipped on 3.3 percent of new PCs worldwide in 2008. That figure climbed to 4 percent in 2010, and to 4.5 percent this year--and it's projected to grown to 5.2 percent by 2015, Gartner says.

However, Windows 7 will likely be the last version of Microsoft's iconic OS that gets deployed via massive, enterprise-wide migrations. The move toward virtual and cloud computing architectures in the next five years will change how upcoming versions of Windows are deployed, the study says.

June 15, 2011

Smartphones To Grow by 55%, to reach 472 Million by 2011

The worldwide smartphone market is forecast to grow 55% year over year in 2011 as a growing number of users turn in their feature phones for more advanced devices. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors will ship a total of 472 million smartphones in 2011 compared to roughly 305 million units shipped in 2010. That figure will nearly double to 982 million by the end of 2015.

The  smartphone market, will grow more than four times the rate of the overall mobile phone market this year, is being fueled by falling average selling prices, increased phone functionality, and lower-cost data plans among other factors.

The smartphone floodgates are open wide," said Kevin Restivo, senior research analyst with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "Mobile phone users around the world are turning in their 'talk-and-text' devices for smartphones as these devices allow users to perform daily tasks like shopping and banking from anywhere. The growth trend is particularly pronounced in emerging markets like Asia pacific and Latin America where adoption is still in its early days.

The Smartphone OS Market will  continue to  " reflect " the Android's Growth Story even in 2011 and beyond . IDC expects  Android, which passed Symbian as the leading operating system worldwide in Q4 2010, to grow to more than 40% of the market in the second half of 2011

IDC also forecasts that " Symbian will steadily lose share throughout the forecast period as its biggest supporter Nokia transitions its smartphone strategy to Windows Phone.IDC projects Symbian's  marketshare for 2011 at  20.6%. By 2015, it reckons the Symbian share of smartphones will account for 0.1%.

Windows Phone 7: Windows Mobile will benefit from Nokia's support, scope, and breadth within markets where Nokia  is strong. Until Nokia begins introducing Windows Phone-powered smartphones in large volumes in 2012.Nevertheless, assuming that Nokia's transition to Windows Phone goes smoothly, the OS is expected to defend a number 2 rank and more than 20% share in 2015.

Apple's iOS  which is ranked 3rd currently will remain more or less   steady and will  continue  to its marketshare throughout 2011

BlackBerry OS is expected to maintain its position as a Top 4 smartphone operating system over the forecast period

Data as of 2010-2011( source : wikipedia)