Microsoft's focus on the mid and low-range phones seems to be paying off. Kantor Worldpanel reports that Windows Phone now holds 10% of the European smartphone market. That's a reasonable increase in market share year on year and consistent with Kantar's results for the previous three months ending in April. Outside of Europe Windows Phone maintained its market share in the markets on which Kantar reports.
If Kantar's numbers are correct the combination of growth in market share and a growing market should mean that Microsoft has some more promising numbers to report next time out.
Kantar's report can be found here.