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Android leads, Windows phones fade further in Gartner's smartphone sales report

Mark Hachman | Feb. 19, 2016
Windows phones' mere one-percent share still is better than Blackberry's, if that's any consolation.

Why this matters: Microsoft hasn't given up: The company has begun branching out into business phones with handsets like the Acer Liquid Jade Primo. If that strategy fails, Microsoft could always turn its "mobile" business into a sea of apps for Android and iOS. Still, Microsoft ideally would build its "mobile first, cloud first" business around its own branded hardware. Customers, though, still aren't playing along. 

 

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