NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Microsoft’s (MSFT - Get Report) Windows Phone platform registered a big drop in smartphone sales during the second quarter according to the results from latest global survey from IDC.
According to the company’s Worldwide Global Mobile Phone Tracker report, Windows Phone showed a nearly 10% year-over-year decline in worldwide handset shipments in the second quarter, down to 7.4 million units from 8.2 million units - resulting in a market share of 2.5%, down from 3.4% in the year ago quarter. Microsoft's market share increased, very slightly, from the first quarter.
IDC notes Microsoft’s OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partners have not changed significantly from a year ago, but that could start to change during the second half of 2014. A numerous new vendors within key emerging markets are expected to come on board, including BLU, India’s Micromax, Prestigio, Yezz, and others and will join Foxconn, Gionee, JSR, Karbonn, Lava, Lenovo, LG, Longcheer, and ZTE.
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