Windows Phone saw the biggest leap in global shipments among all mobile platforms last quarter.
For the second quarter, Windows Phone handset shipments shot up by 77.6 percent from the prior year's quarter, according to a report out Wednesday from IDC. The number of shipments reached 8.7 million from 4.9 million.
The increase helped win Microsoft a 3.7 percent chunk of the worldwide smartphone market, solidifying its spot as the third largest mobile platform ahead of BlackBerry and behind Android and iOS. Microsoft's spot, however, is a very distant third.
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