With the PC market slowing dramatically, investors in companies such as Microsoft(NASDAQ:MSFT) are eager to see innovation and new directions, and with Microsoft, all observers have their eyes on Windows 8 sales, along with the company's foray into smartphones, with the Windows Phone. This year, the Windows Phone had a few sandbags, leaving it with only a very small market share, but in this video, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst Eric Bleeker tells us why next year, we can almost certainly expect that market share to increase.

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