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Mobiles running Windows Phone will soon disappear from the market if the sales figures from the latest Kantar Worldanel ComTech are any indication.

The latest figures show that Microsoft's remaining presence in the mobile market is slowly falling to zero, with just one region covered by the report showing any increase.

The Kantar report covered the sales figures for the three months ending October. iTWire's Alex Zaharov-Reutt has a report here on the main trends in the Kantar figures.

In the US, Windows Phone sales share fell below 1%, going down from 1.2% in the three months ending October 2016 to 0.5% in the current three-month period.

The falls were as follows: Germany (1.1%), the UK (2.1%), France (3.9%), Australia (2.6%), Italy (2.6%), Japan (0.1%), and Spain (0.3%).

The only increase in sales share was seen in China where there was an increase of 0.1%.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the sitecame into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

 

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