updated 11:10 am EDT, Tue March 18, 2008
iPhone browsing stats
The number of Americans browsing the web via the iPhone and iPod touch rose dramatically between December and March, according to StatCounter. The web tracking company reports that figures rose 64 percent in the period, from 0.14 to 0.23 percent of surfers; while the amount is dramatically smaller than that using desktop browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer, it is far in excess of some other cellular technologies, such as Nokia's. People browsing from Nokia devices represent just 0.01 percent of the US market.
Nokia is however dominant on a global basis, besting Apple at 0.25 percent versus 0.08. Returning to the US, StatCounter notes that the iPhone is more commonly used than the Touch, accounting for 0.18 percent of the browser market next to the Touch's 0.05. The Touch was, however, only launched by Apple in September of last year, and can only access the Internet from Wi-Fi hotspots. The American iPhone launched in June and additionally has mobile Internet access via EDGE.