The iPhone, and to a lesser extent the iPod Touch, has revolutionised Internet access on the go. 80% of iPhone users have taken the device online. Unheard of in smartphone statistics.
What does this mean? The mobile-device (non-laptop) revolution is coming. If your website cannot be easily viewed on a mobile device then now is the time to get it working.
What the study shows, among other things, is that, in its first full quarter of sales, Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone outsold all the smartphones in the North American market except for RIM’s (RIMM) Blackberry. That puts it ahead of the entire field of devices running Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Mobile, Linux or Palm OS. Link & Link
.09 percent may seem like an extremely small marketshare but when you consider that the iPhone has only been selling for 5 months and for most of that time was in one – albeit large – market (the U.S.), that share is amazing. Add another .01% for the iPod touch and Apple mobile platform is one out of every thousand pageviews across the Internet.
The WindowsCE platform – all of the Windows mobile platform devices put together – only managed 66% of iPhones market share. How many WinCE devices are out there? According to Gartner, MS and its partners shipped over three million Windows Mobile devices in Q1 2007. They’ve been selling WindowsCE devices since 1996 – over 10 years. Link.
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