John Paczkowski

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Reminder: Microsoft’s WinMo on 18 Percent of U.S. Smartphones

Here’s a metric to consider in advance of The Mobile World Congress next week and the likely debut of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 7 operating system: As widely maligned as it is, Windows Mobile was still running on 18 percent of U.S. smartphones at the end of 2009, according to comScore (SCOR). This despite our continuing fascination with Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone, Palm’s (PALM) Pre and Pixi, and Android phones like Google’s (GOOG) Nexus One and Motorola’s (MOT) Droid.

Windows Mobile has the third largest smartphone market presence in the U.S., after Research in Motion (RIMM), which controls 41.6 percent of the market, and Apple, which controls 25.3 percent. (See table above; click to enlarge.)

Worth remembering because Microsoft’s (MSFT) portion is far larger than Palm’s share, which fell to 6.1 percent in the December quarter, and Google’s share, which though doubled over the year prior, was still just 5.2 percent.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus