Windows Phone 7 was the fourth top-selling smartphone operating system in the U.S.during the first quarter (Q1) of 2012. Rose-tinted glasses never worked so well.
According to NPD Group’s monthly Mobile Phone Track service, the Windows Phone 7 OS only eked out a 2 percent market share in Q1. The phone staggered in behind Google’s Android (61 percent), Apple’s iOS (29 percent) and Research In Motion’s Blackberry (5 percent).
According to Nielsen Company, Windows Phone 7 struggled to gain a foothold in the overall smartphone OS share, coming in behind even the now defunct Windows Mobile.
Another interesting pie chart on Windows Phone’s rise can be found after the jump.
Neither of these two pie charts include any Nokia Lumia 900 sales as the phone came out in April, so second quarter numbers could be even more favorable.