Research In Motion’s (RIMM) BlackBerry platform isn’t set for a refresh for another five or six months, and things are looking bleak in the interim. In the hugely important United States smartphone market, a recent report suggested BlackBerry’s usage share has plummeted over the past year to just 1% as of this past July. Now, according to projections based on recent Statcounter data, WMPoweruser reports that Windows Phone’s installed base in the U.S. is on pace to overtake BlackBerry by the end of November — and that doesn’t even account for potential spikes related to Microsoft’s (MSFT) upcoming Windows Phone 8 launch, which will reportedly kick off as soon as next month after Nokia (NOK) unveils its next Lumia phone.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.