Windows Phone 7Ovum, an analyst group, has predicted that Windows Phone 7 will be the fastest-growing operating this year. According to Jan Dawson, their chief telecoms analyst, “Windows Phone 7 will upset the status quo in the smartphone market by becoming the fastest-growing smartphone platform. The telecoms landscape is changing rapidly and our predictions reflect that. Each of our practices has given their expert forecasts for the major shifts set to take place in their area over the coming year.” It’s no surprise that he predicted WP7 to be the OS that grows the most because it is after all the only new OS to be arriving this year (well technically it was released at the end of last year), so it should be picking up very well – it starts from zero. Unless of course Microsoft are doing something wrong and nobody buys WP7 phones. Microsoft may be late to the smartphone game after their stint with Windows Mobile, but we think they’ll do just fine. Whether or not they dominate is another story, but it’s time that Android and iOS faced some worthy competition. How many of you are planning to or already have hopped onto the WP7 bandwagon?

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