Report finds iPhone owners dominate mobile web use

Report finds iPhone owners dominate mobile web use
There was a time when web surfing on a phone was tedious and boring. You’d have to wait through long load times before something displayed on screen. But through the innovations in wireless technology, specifically 3G networks, we find more and more mobile users using their device to connect to the web rather than a computer. Net Applications released a report showing that Apple’s iPhone remains dominant in the realm of mobile phones with 66.61 percent of the total mobile traffic. The next closest competitor, Windows Mobile, came in second at 6.91 percent. The strong share is attributed to the vast amount of sales that the Cupertino company did during the important December holiday period. Sales alone do not make a certain device a viable choice for web access. But the relative strength of the iPhone’s Safari browser provides users an intuitive interface for a pleasurable experience. Both Google’s Android and Symbian were tied at 6.15 percent while RIM’s BlackBerry OS was used less at 2.24 percent. To add insult to injury, Palm’s aging OS outpaced RIM’s at 2.37 percent share in the month of February. Although the innovations in software design for mobile web browsers improve, they still are nowhere close to the market share that computer systems offer. You never know, mobile web access might overcome computers as the preferred choice of web browsing as devices become more powerful.

source: Net Applications via Apple Insider

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