IDC and Gartner's smartphone market share statistics detail a rough road ahead for Microsoft's smartphone ambitions.
As Matthew Miller noted, Google's Android operating system put the big hurt on Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform. The news isn't that surprising when you consider that Windows Mobile is basically a dead-end. It's not compatible with Windows Phone 7, which will be Microsoft's mobile OS of record in the fourth quarter. Why would you buy a Windows Mobile device now?