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June 6, 2012, 10:15 a.m.
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LINK: thenextweb.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   June 6, 2012

That’s the argument of a new IDC report, covered here by The Next Web. And just when you finally thought you could settle on iOS and Android for your news apps!

That said, IDC’s been pushing this impending Microsoft ascendency for some time, and the market hasn’t agreed. No need to rush to download the Windows Phone SDK.

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