Imagine a world where Windows Phone is more popular than Apple’s iPhone. That may just sound like Steve Ballmer
’s fantasy, but a recent Gartner report claims that it may very well happen by 2015, thanks to a boost from Nokia as Microsoft’s mobile partner.
The prediction is far from crazy: I’ve argued in the past that Microsoft will doggedly fight to reclaim its mobile relevance, and it could very well achieve that with Nokia being the premiere Windows Phone 7 device maker.
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The smartphone market will grow nearly 50 percent worldwide this year over last year, as global shipments of the devices will exceed the 450 million mark in 2011.