If you’ve ever browsed the web on a Windows Mobile device and then picked up an iPhone and given it a shot, you already know there is just no comparison.  Now, there are some numbers that prove it too. The latest figures from Net Applications show the iPhone having a larger browser market share than […]
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iPhone Web Browsing Numbers – Kicking Ass, Taking Names

If you’ve ever browsed the web on a Windows Mobile device and then picked up an iPhone and given it a shot, you already know there is just no comparison.  Now, there are some numbers that prove it too.

The latest figures from Net Applications show the iPhone having a larger browser market share than all Windows CE devices combined (encompassing all the various flavors of Windows Mobile). nytscreen1

According to figures from Net Applications, the iPhone now holds a 0.09% browser market share; a small figure perhaps but remarkable when compared to the market share of Windows CE on 0.06%; this despite at least 20 million Windows Mobile devices having been sold. Simply iPhone users are using their iPhone to surf the web far more often than users of Windows powered mobile phones. Symbian phone users (S60) rank at a lowly 0.01%, despite Nokia having sold hundreds of millions of phones worldwide.

Those are amazing numbers. 

Ten years vs. less than 6 months.  20 million devices vs. 1-point-something million iPhones sold so far.   And iPhone is already ahead – by a fair margin – in browser share.

I know my own experience would reflect these amazing stats – browsing on Windows Mobile was frustrating, clumsy, and ultimately something I rarely did – even on a 3G device! On the iPhone it’s a pleasure, addictive even – used a ton every day.

When you see numbers like these, all the talk of iPhone as a ‘computing platform’ doesn’t sound so far-fetched …

Via: TechCrunch

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