Oh no! Microsoft is just about to start the Windows Phone 7 event, but it looks like Gartner doesn't give it high chances to succeed:
Gartner predicts the release of Windows Phone 7 will help bump Microsoft’s share of the worldwide market from 4.7% in 2010 to 5.2% in 2011, but says the company’s share will ultimately decline to just 3.9% by 2014.
By then, Microsoft will badly trail virtually every other major mobile OS developer, according to Gartner. The firm predicts the Symbian OS will continue to lead the market in 2014, with a 30.2% stake, just barely ahead of Google’s Android. Gartner sees Android’s share ballooning to 29.6% by 2014, up from 17.7% in 2010 and just 3.9% in 2009.
Is it because of Windows Mobile? Sure it didn't look that great, but it was old! Is it because of the Zune? It may not sell that great but it's a solid device!
Is it because of Android is unstoppable with 32% U.S. market share?
I for a change, would like to say I am completely in favor of Windows Phone 7 and am going to give it a chance.