Nokia handsets responsible for 40% of the globe's mobile browsing says new report
in the U.K. and in the States. And with the increasing use of smartphones around the world, it is not surprising that the use of mobile browsers has been growing rapidly. Starting from a meager .7% share of global browsing in January 2009, mobile web use has risen to account for 8.5% of all browsing by last month, nearly doubling last January's 4.3% share.
source: StatCounter via Read,Write,Web
Nokia has the largest share of mobile browsing accounting for a 40% slice of the pie
1. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
if the windows phone series succeed, there will be further increase.
2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
barely.. most of the surfing for Nokia comes from series 40 feature phones. remember that they sell over hundred million phones per quarter, with over 50 million being well surfing capable feature phones.
I'm surfing the web on a phone since 2006, and started with opera mini on a 176 x 220 pixel screen. Even back then I remember folks from Africa and southern Asia being the majority on instant messenger phone chat rooms.
6. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Stop spreading lies. Nokia has 37.67% in browser traffic, Symbian alone has 31.89%.http://gs.statcounter.com/#mob
So basicly Symbian makes 84.7% of all Nokia's traffic. The rest (15.3%) is divided between S40, MeeGo/Maemo and Windows Phone Nokias. My estimate is, that S40 is responsible for some 5% of Nokia's traffic (or some 2% of global mobile traffic).
3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Bulls**t . I just use my Nokia n97 as a wifi hotspot and surf on the wifi only iPad or iPod touch .
4. BlazinEmperor (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)
Not all s40 phones have a mobile browser, only few of them do... And remember that there are over 400million Symbian phones out there.
5. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
almost EVERY feature phone has a browser and a GPRS. most of them have edge and Java support, and MANY have 3G, which is enough for downloading and comfortably using browser application such as opera mini.
I had 6 feature phones before buying a smartphone, and I used web browser and chat apps on five of them