The painful bleeding of market share for Windows Phone has stemmed after the release of the Nokia Lumia 900, but the gains aren’t as significant as both companies would have hoped as revealed by today’s new comScore number. Of course, the number includes legacy Windows Mobile devices that are still active in the market and while a 0.1% market share increase is just that, it’s not what Nokia needed in order maintain faith in the platform.
The gain of 0.1% marketshare includes the launch of the Lumia 900, the HTC Titan II, and the Samsung Focus 2, all solid handsets that feature Windows Phone 7.5. The real kicker here is that since the announcement of Windows Phone 8, Nokia’s stock has been in a downward spiral. It sits at $2.14 which isn’t the lowest it has been, but it’s certainly on its way to becoming a penny stock.
While these numbers are certainly disappointing for Nokia, Microsoft is likely happy to see the hemorrhaging stopped and is eager to see the report after Windows Phone 8 has been made available to the public.