Windows Phone will still lag far behind iOS and Android in the coming years but will secure its spot as the third-largest mobile platform, according to research firm IDC.
Microsoft is projected to score 3.9 percent of the worldwide smartphone market this year, IDC said Wednesday in its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report. That number is forecast to reach 10.2 percent by 2017. But Microsoft does face challenges, especially in light of its just-announced buyout of Nokia's device and services division.
"With the acquisition of Nokia's device and services unit, Microsoft will increasingly need … Read more