Microsoft's mobile smartphones are outselling Apple's iOS and BlackBerry OS, according to a Microsoft executive.
In a blog post, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communication Frank X. Shaw wrote about Microsoft's developments in the past season and what's ahead in the future.
"From where I sit, it's busy both ways," wrote Shaw.
Noting that they have launched a "wave of incredible devices and services," Shaw said the return numbers are encouraging.
Based on early numbers, Windows Phone has reached 10 percent market share in several countries. According to Shaw, citing the latest report from IDC, Microsoft has shipped more than BlackBerry in 26 markets. In comparison to Apple, Microsoft has shipped more in seven markets.
The specific markets were not disclosed.
"With a remarkable foundation of products in market and a clear view of how we will evolve the company, product leaders across Microsoft are working together on plans to advance our devices and services, a set of plans referred to internally as 'Blue," wrote Shaw, in regards of future plans.
Shaw did note the future Microsoft products are not guaranteed the name "Blue."
According to figures by NetMarketShare, Windows Phone has seen an increase in use. The Windows Phone operating system placed sixth with 1.24 percent of the February market share, up by 0.09 percent in January.
Apple's iOS accounted for 54.91 percent. Apple's percentage tops Android by more than double figures. Android placed second with 25.65 percent. Java ME rounded the top three with 12.38 percent.
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