Just because Microsoft made some headlines regarding their next generation Windows Phone 7 Series platform doesn't mean it's completely shutting the door down on its existing platform. There's no questioning the amount of people out there in the world that still relies on Windows Mobile 6.5 for their every day use, but it looks as though its market share is improving over in Latin America. In fact, it's gaining some market share in the region with a majority of it coming out of Brazil and Mexico – their shares in those key areas are 26 percent and 24 percent respectively. Not only is Microsoft seeing a resurgence in the smartphone market in that area, but RIM is also doing exquisitely well there too. Breaking down the numbers, there are roughly 250 million cell phone subscribers in Brazil and Mexico together, but these latest findings point to a telling tale as Microsoft is looking towards the future with its Windows Phone 7 Series platform. Despite all of that, Windows Mobile 6.5 users in Latin America and everywhere else can still look forward to using the platform as Microsoft has pledged to continue supporting its current platform at the same time.
source: Business News Americas
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