Strategy Analytics has released some figures showing that Nokia done Microsoft good – it was the top vendor of its Windows Phone OS last quarter.
Only three other Windows Phone models went on sale in the UK – Samsung's Omnia W and the HTC Titan and Radar – but it does represent a small victory for Nokia, shipping 0.9 million units of the total 2.7 million Windows Phone shipments.
Strategy Analytics' director Tom Kang added: 'Nokia's Microsoft smartphone growth during the quarter was achieved partly by capturing market share from HTC.'
For Microsoft, this is a growth of 36% from the previous quarter. Strategy Analytics' associate director Alex Spektor said: 'Microsoft smartphone shipments remain tiny, but they are showing tentative signs of growth.'
Nokia now owns 33% of the Windows Phone marketshare, a trend that's likely to continue with its rumoured launch of six handsets at Mobile World Congress (MWC).