Several companies are manufacturing Windows Phone 7-based smartphones nowadays — Dell, LG, Samsung, Asus and HTC. I guess many of you are interested in what shares these companies have on the market of Windows Phone 7 devices.
We have no official information regarding this yet, but we have heard something very interesting from AdGAC – a company that delivers Ad content to the users of WP7 apps. According to AdGAC ad control’s data, HTC owns about 66 percent of the WP7-based smartphone market, Samsung is the second, and LG comes the third. As for Dell and Asus, their market shares are really… tiny.
This info is based on the number of ads shown on WP7 smartphones, but it seems to make sense anyway. After all, almost all smartphones that run Windows Phone 7 are like each other. Usually the only distinctive feature is the appearance of the smartphones — their screen size, the keyboard and the overall shape of the body.
Most of HTC devices are Android-based, of course, but the company still offers some interesting smartphones running Windows Phone 7: if you want a nice and unique form factor, the HTC Surround is there for you; if you want a full touch interface, the HTC HD7 is a great choice; if you want a full QWERTY keyboard, have a look at the HTC Arrive.
Moreover, there are rumors that HTC is going to release a new WP7 device with a powerful 16 megapixel camera, which will probably strengthen the position of HTC on the WP7 market.
This second chart shows device split by model:
As we can see, the most popular WP7 smartphone or now is the HTC HD7, and the second one is the Samsung Omnia 7.