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Microsoft to Surpass Apple in Smartphone Wars? Not So Fast

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) — I have high hopes for Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 operating system. In fact, working in concert with Xbox SmartGlass, I truly believe it could be an Apple and Android killer.

That said, the bold prediction IDC released this week even made me pause. The well-respected research firm thinks Windows Phone will surpass Apple’s iOS and become the number two smartphone operating system in the world by 2016 behind a somewhat stalled-out, but still dominant, Android.

If I was the biased Apple hater so many of the company’s permabulls make me out to be, I would have taken the IDC report without a second thought and ran with it. But if nothing else, pat me on the back for being objective and digging deeper. …

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