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BlackBerry on pace to be overtaken by Windows Phone within three months

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

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.