We’ve posted here, and I have read on a number of other blogs, the recent data on browser usage among various handheld devices. The iPhone already holds a fifty percent greater share than all Windows Mobile combined. (.09% vs .06%) That is huge. And it is being used as fodder for some good ribbing among […]
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Warning – Serious Commentary Ahead

We’ve posted here, and I have read on a number of other blogs, the recent data on browser usage among various handheld devices. The iPhone already holds a fifty percent greater share than all Windows Mobile combined. (.09% vs .06%) That is huge. And it is being used as fodder for some good ribbing among the iPhone faithful.

As a former Windows Mobile user and a converted true believer I understand the gloating- but we’re better than that. Aren’t we?

The thing that strikes me is how remarkably low the numbers are. Add the iPhone, Windows Mobile and Sidekick data together and you still only get less than .2% of the overall browser market. Thanks to the amazing browser on the iPhone I find myself using it more and more in addition to and in place of, my laptop. And I am clearly in good company.

The fact remains that we are at the very very beginning of this revolution. If we consider the iPhone a bit of “proof of concept”, today’s numbers say, “consider it proven.”

(But it still does tickle me just a little bit that a device out for just a few months, and in only one “flavor” with one carrier, is already leaving everyone else in the dust.)

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