Nokia largest Microsoft Smartphone vendor in Q4 2011 : According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global Microsoft smartphone shipments grew 36% sequentially to reach 2.7 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2011. Nokia captured top position as the number one Microsoft smartphone vendor for the first time ever. Alex Spektor, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics; "Global smartphone shipments using the Microsoft operating system grew 36% sequentially to reach 2.7 million smartphones in Q4 2011. Microsoft smartphone shipments remain tiny, but they are showing signs of growth. Nokia overtook HTC and others to become the world’s largest Microsoft smartphone vendor with 33% market share".