Third-party statistics from OccasionalGamer, which claims to have installed more than a million games on different Windows Phone handsets, indicates that HTC still has the most number of WP smartphones overall but Nokia is hot on its heels by taking almost half of the second-generation phones using Microsoft’s mobile operating system.
OccasionalGamer’s report shows that more than 50 percent of WP phones carry an HTC logo, followed by Samsung with almost one-third of the handsets and LG at third despite not releasing second-generation WP7 phones yet.
Although Nokia only placed fourth place overall, it managed to place first if the second-generation WP7 phones (handsets after WP7 Mango rolled out) were the only phones to be looked at, as the Finnish phone maker topped its rivals with a 45 percent share.
The Windows Phone leader, HTC, still finished strong at second with 40 percent of second-generation WP7 phones thanks to the popular HTC Radar, which placed second to the Nokia Lumia 800 and ahead of the Lumia 710.
OccasionalGamer also noted that the original HTC HD7 is still the most used Windows Phone device while the original Samsung Focus for AT&T placed second.
Nokia has yet to reestablish its name on the North American market but the company promises to offer more with the upcoming Lumia 900, which will face tough competition from HTC HD7 successor, Titan II.